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 Posted: Mon Nov 14th, 2016 07:58 pm
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The positive aspect of having multiple projects going is that you eventually have multiple completed projects.

Here's a little LionChief loco I painted like candy corn to pull the Thanksgiving train.

Rick

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That is my first attempt at airbrushing.

OK, it's my third attempt. First two got washed off and repainted. ;)

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Hi Rick,
If that's your 3rd attempt, then I look forward to what you can turn out with a bit more practice :bg:

Nice finish and unusual colour scheme very well executed :bow: :bow: :bow:



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Thanks, John! The loco shell was already orange/yellow but the frame and trucks section was green. You can see a spot I missed inside the frame in the photo. I will be touching that up today. ;)

It is a "Dino Roars Park" locomotive and had horrid graphics all over it. I had to paint over the graphics.

Fortunately, my awful soldering of the headlight wires doesn't show from the exterior view. ;)

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The nuclear-reactor powered critter ...

... perfected at last !


Must be DAMN HOT in there ...

... all the windows have steamed up !!


:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

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I should probably paint the screw henads. L:



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So while I was waiting for shingles to complete the roof on the Kringle house, I started laying siding on the reindeer barn.

People complain about the high price of Starbucks' coffee, but they have that big bin of free wood siding next to the sugar packets, so I think it's quite a good value!

The barn is a laser-cut kit I bought on the big auction site. It is only wall and roof panels of 3/16" plywood with door and window openings blasted out. Footprint is about 12x15". Lots of room for eight tiny (but scale) reindeer. Plus Rudolph.

The siding will be stained with red India ink/alcohol.

There will likely be lots of photos of these structure builds coming up as I am on a push to get as much done on the 3-rail holiday layout before the family arrives for Thanksgiving.

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Yes, the work surface is marble. I found it in my workshop when we moved in this house. Almost as good as glass, and it doesn't slide on the workbench.

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While on the subject of the workbench, I saw a pinterest photo of an LED work light. It was cool, and I had most of the parts laying around, so I built one.

I had part of a self-adhesive strip of bright white LEDs left over from installing them on the riser of the step going down into Dawn's office. I had a 12v/5amp power supply and a barrel jack, so I went to Home Depot and got a 6' strip of aluminum and two c-clamps, stuck the LEDs to the strip, bent the ends at 90 degrees, and drilled a hole to feed the wires through the strip, wired it up and clamped it to the bench.

Total cost about $8.

Don't give me grief about my messy workbench. I have six projects in various stages of completion on it.

Rick

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Here is a wall sided and ready to be sanded flush and stained.

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