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 Posted: Mon Dec 29th, 2014 02:02 pm
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Herb Kephart wrote:
Love that 2 liter glass, Tim!

And whats in it.

Herb


Herb,

I hate to disappoint you but the glass is 500ml, a full 1ltr stein is normally only used for draft beer.

Just to upset even more, the local drinks market is selling 5.5% Koenigs at just $1.25 for a standard 500ml bottle and you receive $0.45 when you return the empty.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 29th, 2014 04:30 pm
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Hi Tim

Glad you joined and able to show us your modelling, also nice to see another UK modeller.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 29th, 2014 05:14 pm
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Hi Dan,

It is a pleasure to visit this forum and meet so many interesting, friendly folk.

Thank you and happy new year.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 8th, 2015 12:26 pm
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Having spent the last few evenings working on Pottendorf's scenery, I thought that a little more colour would not go amiss.

This is the bufferstop, behind is the loading ramp, the bits of foliage add some interest to the scene.



It still isn't finished but I really enjoy adding more details.

Tim H


10th Jan Just added some more greenery


Last edited on Sat Jan 10th, 2015 09:22 am by Tim H



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 Posted: Sun Jan 11th, 2015 05:44 am
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Every Sunday, same old thing - sitting in the workshop and catching up on tasks around Pottendorf, this Sunday,  it is weathering some oil drums, just like these.




I had half a dozen resin 55 gallon drums by Unit Models, to ease handling, they were stuck to a coffee stirrer and painted with acrylic raw sienna. Although a couple of coats is enough, the consistency of the paint (Crawford & Black) provides some interesting texture.






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Nice work on that bumper and ramp. The shrubs and weeds look terrific.

Re: the prototype barrels -- wow, that is bright rust! Great stuff. Funny how many color variations of rust there are.



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Ray,

Most modellers would simply use the 'rust' colour paint however the only guide should be the prototype, hence the photo.

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Tim H wrote:
Ray,

Most modellers would simply use the 'rust' colour paint however the only guide should be the prototype, hence the photo.



So true!



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I agree Tim

Too many modelers (myself included at times) haven't looked at the prototype closely enough and duplicate what they have seen other modelers do. Carried to a small extreme, photos of the prototype start to look amiss.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 19th, 2015 12:35 pm
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Hi there,

It would be inappropriate to claim that only the prototype is correct, if too small a sample is taken. Instead, it is better to look at as many examples of the prototype as possible in order to better understand what you are trying to achieve.

Not all rusty drums are the same, it is purely subjective what you select, just as long as you are comfortable with your decision and the subsequent outcome.

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