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 Posted: Thu Mar 31st, 2022 01:14 am
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Now I haven't seen a good roof shot,
but liked the models I found that had a 'tar' roof.

So I had some thin coarse brown paper and cut 3' widths,
some brushed on diluted white glue,
and added center section as you can see.

It makes sense that it would have been well sealed at least.

I think the blade is looking pretty cool,
even if detailed embossed paper is a bit small.


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After painting the paper with stove black acrylic paint,
I have placed roof walk supports and sanded them flat.


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Here's the roof walk in place,
with little overhang supports in place.

Those are delicate and a pain to attach,
but the look is right.

The details bring this to life,
needs some rust and dust.


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I was trying to figure out flanger blade casting position,
and decided to check how things would work with track,
which led to painting and assembling trucks and wheels.

They are pretty nifty with nice metal wheels.
Too bad they don't sell these separately,
nice little castings.

I also added brackets and shelf pieces for headlight casting,
more delicate parts, at least they changed these to metal.

Sorry photo is a bit dark.


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One more shot of trucks,
and you can see mount for flanger blade,
which should come next.

They roll nicely and make me wish I had added weight
(duh) because this actually might be a decent runner.

I thought I was just going to set it
outside the engine house, or in a yard perhaps.

Got to dirty them up next.
Only had semi flat in the spray can,
and I don't have an airbrush set up... someday.


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Ok, a shot of headlight bracket and mount,
and flanger blade mounted.


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Next,

grab irons and some hand grabs to form and drill...

Getting close to being done.





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I use toilet paper
(the cheap one without a pattern) for tarpaper.

On plastic I put the pieces in place,
and then paint them over with liquid cement.

On wood very diluted white glue.

Paint after flat black and weather.

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My way to do this, is to first paint the roof,
with a thick layer of the respective paint.

Then lay thin tissue paper in the wet paint so it soaks it up.
Maybe add a little more paint if necessary.





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Mikel Parker wrote:
Next, grab irons and some hand grabs to form and drill.


Will you provide a ladder, or separate wire steps,
for access to the roof walk ?

Also, some sort of chimney might make sense,
or the crew may freeze to death when plowing.




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