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Some updates now the blogs are back


Etched Pixels

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Good to see rmweb slowly recovering

 

In the meantime I've mostly decalled the 02

 

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and am also part way through painting and decalling a Carl Peplow resin 47 shell I had lurking in a drawer.

 

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and the Maunsell coach project is slowly getting there. This is a test build with the underframe, sides ends and roof. Couple of small errors to fix on the underframe etches but nothing serious. Need to fit the bogies, underframe and roof vents next, see how it looks.

 

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Hi Alan :)

 

The 02 is comming along well. Are the stripes transfers? Whatever they are they looks good. You do need to invest in an airbrush though, once you have mastered one you will never go back to aerosols / brush painting.

 

Missy :)

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The stripes are fox transfers - its a panel of clear and black wasp stripe fitted over painted yellow, varnished and then the windows cut out with a sharp knife. They are very handy indeed.

 

Airbrush - I know - some day, but I don't really have anywhere remotely suitable for airbrushing.

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Hi Alan,

 

What's the history with the CP 47 bodyshell and how does it compare with the latest Bachfar 47?

 

Missy,

 

Any recommendations for a suitable airbrush as need to get one myself?

 

TIA

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The CP 47 shell was one that came out a few years ago as a resin body for the BachFarr 47/new 57 chassis. It's better than the old Farish 47 shell in that it's the right shape but it's not as sharply moulded as the new Bachmann Farish 47 model.

 

For a brief while it was the only correctly shaped 47 in N scale, but now its obsolete.

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Missy,

 

Any recommendations for a suitable airbrush as need to get one myself?

 

TIA

 

Hi Pete / Alan :)

 

I would recommend a good quality dual action airbrush. I use THIS ONE with a air compressor but there are cheaper alternatives. Nine times out of ten usually with railmatch enamel paints. It is well worth making the effort to get one because as I mentioned before once you have airbrushed a model I will guarantee you will never go back to brush painting or using aerosols.

 

Missy :)

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Alan - thanks - as you say, difficult to compete with the new Bachfar 47 - it does look More 47 then the old Farish ones did.

 

Missy - thanks also, a big expenditure but I am sure there is no going back afterwards.

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