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#51 SouthernBlue80s

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 19:11

Nice to see some more BR blue., love the Amoco tanks. I take it the chassis in 31270 is not original or have you got lucky and avoided the dreaded Mazak rot?

 

I have 31270 and 31111 converted to 31117. So far so good, fingers crossed. I have put a lot of work into them so I hope it does not all go waste one day. we shall see. I have always liked Peafore Yard as a layout :)


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:15

I love 31117, those WR skinheads were great.

If you need any further inspiration have a look at railpixtc.co.uk, it's Tony callaghans picture sight and has some great BR blue images from early 80s mainly on WR and SR.
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#53 SouthernBlue80s

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 17:53

The first pass of 47324.

 

This has been cobbled together out of lots of bits. An old Heljan 47 shell was renumbered, new hand rails made all round bits of glazing were found. Thanks again to Ken to sending me three sets of windscreens of from which I managed to salvage two complete windscreens. I made the center headcode panels from scratch found a spare chassis on ebay and had just enough buffer beam detail kicking about to add to that.

 

It was two coats of railmatch framedirt on the chassis and then weathered with powders and paints.

I always weather the cab areas first. As they need minimal powders and then mask them off and then go for the body first with paints then with powders.

 

Given it a bit more work so here are some new pictures

 

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 13:02

That's really nice.

I like the look of the headcode panel - a lot of them looked like that
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 13:44

Thanks Rob. I am going to aim to improve things on it today. I think the headcode panel looks the part - but is a bit dark for my liking. My inspiration came from this picture.

 

https://www.flickr.c...1-bkmcA8-7xZ5Nj



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 14:13

I think it looks well used- those panels were quite distinctive when they were in primer only which seemed to happen a lot
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 16:30

Hi Rob. All improved it has been all knocked back including the panels to give them that more primery feel. As you can see I have put some new pictures up after todays work.

 

I have started on the lemon yellow front of 73124. to make it look non lemon....so far so good, we shall see!


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#58 SouthernBlue80s

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 18:53

A while back I hit the vote button at the top of this thread which I didnĀ“t want to do. As it seems silly to vote for your own thread. Is there anyway I can un-vote my own thread if you see what I mean :jester:



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 19:50

Multiple likes - glad I found the link.

 

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 14:34

I really like what you've done, impressive results! :declare:

 

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#61 SouthernBlue80s

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 19:37

Thanks Simon, glad you liked them.

These pictures are taken on a camera phone so they do not show the colours or the details properly. I should get around to buying a proper camera!

I have more stuff to post up - but it is finding the time to take the pics. My dogfish are now finished I also have 25201 and 47285 knocking about. SPAs as well.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 21:00

Oily Rat - 25201

 

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#63 SouthernBlue80s

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 21:06

Some more 16t minerals

 

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 20:16

BDA

 

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47 in its natural habitat

 

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(I have every plan to purchase a better camera soonish)


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