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 Posted: Sun Dec 15th, 2013 12:22 pm
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Birds made from soft solder. My first attempt. Some good....some not so. Just a little fun and diversion. Camera can't really zoom in much closer....(a good thing...lol)
Let's hear from others and see some better attempts. I am ready for some great advise on micro-mini birds!!! lol
(Warning: Don't try this in "N" scale!!!)
Johnny

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 Posted: Sun Dec 15th, 2013 03:14 pm
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'The Birds' ... Hitchcock's finest (& scareyest !).

Oscar winning stuff Johnny.

I hope those jazzers on the sidewalk don't get pebble-dashed !

Si.

Perhaps they have already...

...I can't see...

...must be suma-dat 'fine-scale' $4!7



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 Posted: Sun Dec 15th, 2013 06:35 pm
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Those pigeons look as good as what you would pay for in HO or O scale.

8unless somebody has super eye site they are not going to be able to pick out whether you have modeled pigeons, crows or chickens.

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You are too kind sir!
I think I have a chicken, a few pigeons and a penguin roosting up there right now....although I have no idea how the penguin got up there!!!! lol

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 Posted: Sun Dec 15th, 2013 08:05 pm
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If anybody is viewing your Ho scale critters and they happen to whip out a set of binoculars to get a better look....throw a towel over their head. Or barring that, release a bad smell right next to them.............lmao

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LOL.....right on Mike!!!!

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Good job for such a small scale!

I've made a few large birds (two hawks and a roadrunner) for my layout but of course I have the advantage of a much, much larger scale (1/24th). I still need to get some smaller birds built to go with the bird poop I painted on the ledges of a couple of my buildings.



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at one time WISEMAN MODEL SERVICES offered either pigeons or chickens in O scale. Couldn't figure out which they were. not sure how they would look in G scale building.???


Bill Roy ( Mackenzie iron and Steel ) up your way , since passed away, made herons and some other birds in o scale .

Again not sure how these would fit in visually for G scale

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 Posted: Mon Dec 16th, 2013 10:40 am
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Just to give credit where credit is due. My bird inspiration and creative attempt came from an article by Gerry Leone in the December 2013 Model Railroader magazine. (Page 36).
It is truly a fun winter-time diversion for people with great eyes or magnifying visors or loops.
For all that may want to try their hand at it I advise very small solder wire size and to do it on a white type background and perhaps a small enclosed area. I did not do that at first and I would make one and lose it to the carpet monster. For those with strong eyes I would still suggest eye protection as these little guys are like pieces of shrapnel when they come flying out from the tweezers.
I think I might snap a few progress shots on the birds I am still attempting to master.
All in fun.
Thanks

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 Posted: Mon Dec 16th, 2013 10:59 am
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They look like birds to me. I have heard of modelers using seeds and spices for birds also. Carraway seeds come to mind with bits of paper for wings. Keep going, your birds add detail and look cool.

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