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I must be bonkers (Pacer detailing continues)...


James Hilton

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Well unlike some other people I've had less modelling productivity this weekend...

 

Apart from ordering all my P4 bits and bobs last week, very exciting, and my Christmas present arriving on Saturday (the Railfreight 37 with sound and a Dynamis controller) it's been a quieter week. Prior to the present wrapping evening ahead of me I dug out my Pacer for some modelling relaxation and to see what I could do in 20 minutes. Rather than start on the second car fitting handrails (which can easily swallow two evenings) I looked for something quicker and easier...

 

My eventual plans for this model see headlights and interior lighting fitted - and with that in mind I decided it was probably a good idea to do a good job on the interior. A thought whilst being dragged around John Lewis earlier about using staples for the seat back handrails materialised this evening and I'm really pleased with it!!

Simple - No. 25 and No. 26 staples, seperated up and superglued to the chair backs.

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Next up is a repaint into Northern colours and progressing the bodies next week.

Then I really ought to stop putting off the baseboard building and work out what I'm doing in that department!!!

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Before you do the repaint, one thing that I would say is worth modelling would be correcting the size on the 'wipacs'

 

Get a set of the Shawplan etch (that has the 3 holes etched through) given that this is a fair bit smaller than the over large part on the model, the hole on the cab front had a bit of 10 thou evergreen strip added to each side to make a smaller hole, then had the Shawplan etch glued over the top (better still the etch should be spaced out further either with a plastic backing piece cut to match, or with a couple of layers of etch.)

Means that not only are they now the right size, by its also a lot easier to fit lighting to at a later date.

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  • RMweb Gold

Before you do the repaint, one thing that I would say is worth modelling would be correcting the size on the 'wipacs'

 

Get a set of the Shawplan etch (that has the 3 holes etched through) given that this is a fair bit smaller than the over large part on the model, the hole on the cab front had a bit of 10 thou evergreen strip added to each side to make a smaller hole, then had the Shawplan etch glued over the top (better still the etch should be spaced out further either with a plastic backing piece cut to match, or with a couple of layers of etch.)

Means that not only are they now the right size, by its also a lot easier to fit lighting to at a later date.

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Watching this one with interest. Where are you planning to source the purple for the Northern livery?

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Before you do the repaint, one thing that I would say is worth modelling would be correcting the size on the 'wipacs'

 

Get a set of the Shawplan etch (that has the 3 holes etched through) given that this is a fair bit smaller than the over large part on the model, the hole on the cab front had a bit of 10 thou evergreen strip added to each side to make a smaller hole, then had the Shawplan etch glued over the top (better still the etch should be spaced out further either with a plastic backing piece cut to match, or with a couple of layers of etch.)

Means that not only are they now the right size, by its also a lot easier to fit lighting to at a later date.

 

Rich in which direction is it too large as when I've compared them on photos they look fine to my eye. Are they too wide? If you remove them then how does the body locate on the chassis?

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