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My Last Two Jubilees - PART THREE

Well I must be mad, I have the proof even though I admit it myself, the Domestic Overlord was right I am as nutty as a Squirrels tummy, how have I reached this conclusion? I tried to  line the splasher's on two of the Jubilee's clogging up my WORKBENCH of DOOM :)

 

I had tried a couple of times to line the splasher's before but it was not really a success so I put off the process, well today as the Domestic Overlords ban on me using superglue is still active I got my trusty bow pen out, gave my left hand a stern talking to add a little more lining to the locomotives. I thought what could really go wrong, if the worst thing happens I make a complete mess of it and ruin two locomotives or if Im lucky actually take a step closer to finishing the loco's I will let you decide which outcome I have achieved.

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I'm not naturally left handed so I have found this process to be quite exhausting and very slow but its getting there, I have to admit to a bit of a cheat though. The splasher's should have a black line outside the yellow line, I had previously tried to paint the black line but I could not get it fine enough so I think the loco's will just have to do without it. If you look at previous posts on the painting of these Jubilees you will see where I have managed to paint the correct black/yellow lines you will probably agree I have made the right decision.

 

I still have to apply the yellow lines at the bottom of the slasher's but after managing to line the cylinders and boiler my hands were shaking beyond control so I gave up, still two of the three locomotives are getting there.

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There is still a lot of lining needing to be completed (on the footsteps and tender under frame) though I may just leave these areas unlined and hide them under a decent coat of grime, which may extend to several other areas on the locomotives.

 

Going forward I think if I ever decide to add anymore passenger locomotives to the fleet they will definitely be painted un wartime unlined black, if not I think I may have to retire my old trusty bow pen and try and get a more modern finer one, who would have thought N gauge modelling would be so much fun :)

 

I still have no idea on what identities to apply to these loco's but I must admit it gives me a very good excuse to do some research, well just reading some more railway books.

 

Anyway I think I need a lie down in a nice dark room, so until the next time as ever Happy Modelling :)

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I'm really impressed with that Paul, alternative hand and all. 

 

I have never tried lining with a bow pen, but I imagine it's a bit like painting fine details. When I do that, I've noticed that the results are much better when I'm relaxed and rested than when I'm uptight and grumpy. 

 

Incidentally, I think the Domestic Overlord is wise in not letting you use superglue for lining. It just wouldn't work :D

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6 hours ago, Mikkel said:

I'm really impressed with that Paul, alternative hand and all. 

 

I have never tried lining with a bow pen, but I imagine it's a bit like painting fine details. When I do that, I've noticed that the results are much better when I'm relaxed and rested than when I'm uptight and grumpy. 

 

Incidentally, I think the Domestic Overlord is wise in not letting you use superglue for lining. It just wouldn't work :D

 Mikkel

 

It doesn't take much to impress you lol, seriously thanks for the comment, you should try using a Bow pen its a lot easier than I thought it would be and after years of using one I go straight to mine when I need to letter a wagon or line a locomotive.

 

As regards to the superglue you sound just like the DO, last week when I tried to use some, he said "and how do you paint lines with that?" I am beginning to think the world is out get me :)

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I'd be pleased to do that well, with my better hand, in 00 - hard to believe yours are 2mm :)

 

I agree with Mikkel that such jobs cannot be done in a hurry.  i think I did some of my best (i.e. least worst) lining when I was convalescing after pneumonia and not up to much else.

 

 

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46 minutes ago, MikeOxon said:

I'd be pleased to do that well, with my better hand, in 00 - hard to believe yours are 2mm :)

 

I agree with Mikkel that such jobs cannot be done in a hurry.  i think I did some of my best (i.e. least worst) lining when I was convalescing after pneumonia and not up to much else.

 

 

Mike

 

Thanks, I need to find something to do as this convalescing is boring me to tears, even doing some research to find which examples to number them as is a bit of a bind, I think I am just in one of those moods.

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Identities have been found for the 3 Jubilee's with the help of the Domestic Overlord :)

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I'm pleased to know that you are making progress.  These things can get very frustrating, I know, but stick in there - moods are variable things and will hopefully improve :)

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