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One evening this week I watched quite a few YouTube videos which helped enthuse the stale mojo a bit.

One thing about the modern world is how if you so wish you can just sit and watch 6 hours of model railways from Mr. Porsches  endless helix, plywood labyrinth to a two foot shunting plank. My favorite though just has to be Tim Venton's Clutton.

The inspiration came from Everard Junc.

This job is well over due. I'll let the images do the waffling for themselves.

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Also had a bash at this expensive tank wagon. Ouch!

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Just one thing I should note is that most of these pictures were done with my phone. Two main improvements are that the reds don't look shocking pink and the phone(when held upside down) gets a much better scale perspective.

Thanks to SWMBO for the iPhone tutorials.

 

Happy modeling...

Shaun   

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8 hours ago, jcredfer said:

The phone information is new to me, too.  I might have a look in that direction, thank you.

 

J

 

At a push the phone can be used to access the forum. Otherwise it's just not user friendly when it comes to typing or editing images. The camera on it is pure magic compared to my Fujifilm S2000. who's main disadvantage is the use of four AA batteries and a USB card.

The phone is smaller and quicker making it a doddle to use. I then just send the selected images to the cloud or via email to the computer. No doubt I could set up a bluetooth path or just go buy the relevant cable to simplify things.

Next step is to use the phone to make videos. I have created a new YouTube channel and am experimenting with time lapse, video speeds and video editing apps. The iPhone is light enough to clamp onto the modeling lamp and I think I just need a bit more practice, Trouble is right now that it's all eating into the time which would better be spent actually making models.

My goal is to settle on a n easy method of producing short how to videos before I embark on making the 8 structures needed for the Exchange section of GUN. January/February's planned project (still way too cold in the garage).

 

I hadn't intended to share this video as I deem it a failure. It's all still a huge learning curve so for that reason it can be used to demonstrate what I did wrong and what can be improved upon.

 

     

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Yet more automotive transport weathering. Trying to perfect the technique of grimy black acrylic wiped off and weathering powders added, the horse box has proven quite difficult I think because it is very glossy.

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This RAF refueling tanker by Airfix was brush painted with humbrol enamel and required a different approach. I mixed the dark waste from the weathering powder box with thinner and brushed it into the detail and when dry smushed it about with cotton buds. I added light earth powder around the bottom.  Handsome model.

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This 1/72 Model T is before my period but is one of those rare model kits that I just had to have.

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Back to boring old structure modeling next.

 

Thanks for checking in.

Squatch.

 

 

 

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Just a few modeling projects to keep the thread going and update you on today.

Meanwhile I have started a bigger project which deserves a grand step by step at a later date. 

 

Firstly the 9 chimneys were made by gluing  Peco stone strips to two lengths of alder 9mm and 11mm. When dry this was cut into the short bits required. I filed the ends square and stuck the two bits together before using wood filler to create the mortar join and fill any gaps.

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Oil spillage. Gloss black paint and thinner.

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I'm quite happy with my D tank and think I'll go shunt it about on Dunster for a while.

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G'Day Folks

 

Just been a way for a week in the Caravan, nice and warm, 36c, at -7 most Aussies would be in 'Shock'. Nice bit of Weathering.

 

manna

 

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9 hours ago, manna said:

G'Day Folks

 

Just been a way for a week in the Caravan, nice and warm, 36c, at -7 most Aussies would be in 'Shock'. Nice bit of Weathering.

 

manna

 

 

Back in the early nineties, 1990s that is, we organised an exchange of a member of staff from our hospital department, with a member of staff from a similar Department in the Royal North Shore Hospital, in Sydney.  The lady in question that came originally was from Tasmania.  She arrived in mid Summer and it was fine until we got to September.  She came in one day and said, "It is really cold today."  It was 8 degrees C.  I replied, "It has not even started yet."  Unfortunately she could not last the winter and went home in February.  

 

It is what yoou get used to.  I knew a colleague who came from South Africa, who had been here a number of years.  When he went back he was walking around in temperatures of +30 degrees C and at the end of the day nearly had sunstroke.

 

The chimneys look great, but I am a bit concerned that they will not let the smoke out.  :D

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Bit late as usual but for what it's worth    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

My oldest friend Ed moved to Aus in the late 90s and always insisted it was too hot to work by 9am! He only lasted about a year and a half before he moved back to Hastings and then was always cold.

 

Cold, wet, dank, overcast weather here. We have the wood stove going most of the day. It's not the perfect conditions for airbrushing but I have found that I can get away with using water based paint though! As long as I carefully bring the items into the house to dry. There's no odor so it wont bother Merlin's asthma either.

 

Yesterday then I got cracking with a bit more of the coach building program.

 

Built in 1925, the Gresley Dia.62 brake third varies a bit from other non corridor brakes in that the guards section was adjacent to the 5th passenger compartment. This meant that there were no end windows but in commonplace with other earlier brake Gresley coaches there were handrails provided on the van sides.

All this should make for an interesting model.

 

Under frame and ends have been fully detailed in true Sasquatch fashion.

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The sides have been kit bashed using plastic card.

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White primer.

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Airbrushed pumpkin...

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...and the Mike Trice burnt umber oil paint and Liquin teaking method.

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Can't wait to get this one completed and running.

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Shaun.

 

 

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Seeing as it's my thread I'm going to stick my neck out and say I'm entitled to a whinge once in a blue moon. So if you're sick of people whinging don't read on...

 

...I'm very glad that I have the capability to make fair models. After seeing Hornby's latest offerings which almost made me cry, I realized that $30 for the stuff needed to finish the above coach was money well spent! 

Here's the crunch...

Without risk of repeating myself, why on earth have Hornby gone in for yet two more types of Southern coaches Strudley four wheeler's and yet more Maunsell's and restaurants . Not only that but they seem to want to spend a huge amount of money on new tooling for stuff that they have already flooded the market with.

I'd like to point out two things in case your ever read this Hornby. Firstly is that the Southern was the smallest of the big four and thus had fewer prototypes of which almost every locomotive and coach has been covered by the RTR manufacturers. By demand the LNER has had more request for rolling stock and loco types consecutively since the polls began  but you're still catering for the Southern minority.

Second. The LNER produced at least 26 body types on the 60' under frame, so if you have money to invest in new tooling for Pete's sake where's the Gresley Brake third or the composite or even some end vestibule stock that could have been produced to fit the chassis already produced???

It's a no brainer. All those marketed previously sold like hot cakes and there's no less than 10 main line LNER express engines in Hornby's range alone to pull rakes of up to 14 coaches. Instead we have been offered such rubbish as Beatles vans and fictitious 4 and 6 wheelers (of which you will only get a 50% share in the market at best).

Disappointed  would be an understatement. Looks like I'll be spending my modeling budget down at the local craft store again!

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It is interesting that all the Southern modellers I know are pre-grouping so none of this stuff is useful to them anyway.  (Mind you I mainly live in the pre-grouping section so I suppose that is to be expected.)

 

I was a bit cross that Hornby produced generic 4 and 6 wheel coaches, but they must have made the decision about the same time as Hattons as both sets of coaches will appear at the same time.  |Now I have ordered 4 LNWR coaches but if you know my thread you know how slow I am and I need some LNWR for through coaches.  However, in the dim and distant future I will probably replace them with something more realistic.

 

It has been said that the windows and framing of the Hattons coaches is more like Cambrian stock than anything, but there is no way that I will take them and change their colour and pretend, not unless some disaster overtakes me.  In fact I think most pre-grouping modellers have long since come to the conclusion that if you want anything you will have to make it.  It may attract new people into that era but then they may feel that they have been conned as a lot of the wagons that the companies claim to be pre-grouping are certainly not. Perhaps, if you are happy to run generics you would not worry too much.  

 

Having said all that, at least when you build your own, you can be proud of what you have achieved and not be frustrated that the R-T-R companies have got it al wrong again.  (Shaun, you should definitely be proud of your efforts.)

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Great modelling Shaun, and as for Hornby, your right  about the Southern stuff, not a big demand and then as Barry @Barry O quite rightly said, its always difficult to move on later, especially if your like me and change direction now and then.

I'll stick with my O Gauge for now I think.

 

All the best mate, and I hope your New Year is better than your last.

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Got my LNER Diagram 62 brake third together. Livery is 1946 so it's a bit grubby. 1337106666_LNERDiagram62.BrakeThird(4).JPG.703451acfb1cba6d29bbc874e9032e03.JPG

 

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Hope that you are all well

Squatch.

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9 hours ago, Sasquatch said:

Got my LNER Diagram 62 brake third together. Livery is 1946 so it's a bit grubby. 1337106666_LNERDiagram62.BrakeThird(4).JPG.703451acfb1cba6d29bbc874e9032e03.JPG

 

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Hope that you are all well

Squatch.

 

 

Looks the part does that!!  I dirty the  windows then "clean" a bit in the middle when I remember to dirty the windows..

 

Baz

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2 hours ago, Sasquatch said:

Mrs. Squatch is getting in on the action and has made a short clip of the Queensbury scenics I made last year.

 

Nice spiders' webs. How do we persuade the little buqqers to spin their webs between our telegraph poles?

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  • Sasquatch changed the title to Goathland & Grim-up-North...FLOCKAGING ALERT!!!

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