Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
    4
  • comments
    5
  • views
    2,154

About this blog

Kaydees, DCC and high precision bodging

Entries in this blog

 

Playing with spray paint (or, don’t do this in a confined space)

As my previous entry mentioned, I’m playing with plasticote’s textured spray paint, as a method for modelling tarmac or similar. First up, how does it behave over different colours and will it take washes?   So, our first photograph in the middle we have the unadulterated, to the right it’s had a wash of Payne’s grey over it, the texture survives but a lot of the colour is overwhelmed. Not far off new tarmac, methinks. On the left (and the photo doesn’t do it justice, there’s a lovely varia

Firecracker

Firecracker

 

The modelling of tarmac - an experiment

One of the reasons for my returning interest in the hobby developing into actual model making, was the discovery of Kathy Millat’s tutorials on youtube. One of hers concerned modelling tarmac using textured spray paint. Whilst browsing hobby crafts selection (actually looking for something to match railmatch’s sleeper grime, which turned out to be plasticote’s Matt chocolate) I found a tin of this (1). Plasticote’s textured paint, in stone. Time for a play.   So, this is what I’m aiming fo

Firecracker

Firecracker

 

Kaydees in the UK, part the second (Dapol/Airfix mountings and fine tuning)

Following on from my first offering, a few more thoughts. First up, the airfix mounting and working round/with them. First option - remove the whole lot, mount a No. 5 at bufferbeam height and jobs done (1). Second option, the mounting is at near-as-blow it the height of an NEM pocket. So is it possible to insinuate (remove the central pin, slot in the coupler, secure with superglue) a NEM fitted kaydee with the cranked shank? Yep, it seems to work (2). On to Dapol. They continued the air

Firecracker

Firecracker

 

Kaydees in the UK

Right. Having returned to the hobby(blame a younger cousin, it’s all his fault), I’ve started a layout topic (http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/135595-sedbergh-as-a-preserved-railway/) and here’s some of the other adventures that didn’t fit in there.   So, my methods of fitting kaydees to UK wagons (note, these are not the ‘correct’ methods, they just work for me. Couplings I think are one of those things (like religion or CAD/CAM software) where everyone’s got their own an

Firecracker

Firecracker

Sign in to follow this  
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.