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18 hours ago, Squirrel Rail said:

The Class 117 set is now complete and here's a few pics before it goes:

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The declassified centre car,

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and just general view of the underframe

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Great work as always Jerry .......

 

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Latest 90 to reach the paint shops has just received its primer and is awaiting a coat of DRS blue in the next couple of days. Lurking behind it is it's misbehaving sibling that if it messes me around much more may not get a new livery but could just beat 050 to the cutters torch :crazy_mini:IMG_22755.jpg.4a489a4f87b4d45c1da8d90a7aac7658.jpg

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On 14/11/2020 at 11:11, Squirrel Rail said:

Weathering started on 58033 this morning - all looks a bit stark but will come together over the next few days when I blend it all together. A couple of pics to show so farIMG_2208.jpg.461ad3ece095bf538c998bcb2306329a.jpg

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and from the other side

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That does look good Jerry, and thanks for your reply, its given me the urge to finish my 58016, although looking at it, I put it off as replacing thats handrail stancions is a pain! 

 

 

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54 minutes ago, NickL2008 said:

 

That does look good Jerry, and thanks for your reply, its given me the urge to finish my 58016, although looking at it, I put it off as replacing thats handrail stancions is a pain! 

 

 

Good luck with it- the handrails aren’t  too bad to do I just drill out the holes slightly and they go on fine. Always fun to do a 58 as they were so filthy!

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On 16/11/2020 at 14:12, Squirrel Rail said:

The Class 117 set is now complete and here's a few pics before it goes:

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The declassified centre car,

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and just general view of the underframe

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Looks even better in real life, thanks Jerry. Regular communication throughout the project, superb work and will definitely be looking through my collection to find other stock that could benefit from a make-over.

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6 minutes ago, D1648 said:

Looks even better in real life, thanks Jerry. Regular communication throughout the project, superb work and will definitely be looking through my collection to find other stock that could benefit from a make-over.

Glad you like it! It’s a really good model and the weathering really brings it to life- cheers Jerry

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On 16/11/2020 at 14:59, Squirrel Rail said:

Thanks Rob, I’ve had ex works 90001, knackered 58033 and this one - a nice variety: weathering isn’t just coating everything as if it’s done a rally stage:D 

Very true. Although I’m billy three colours .....roof dirt, frame dirt and flat black. It’s better than bare plastic, bit in no way up to your  sort of standard !

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1 minute ago, rob D2 said:

Very true. Although I’m billy three colours .....roof dirt, frame dirt and flat black. It’s better than bare plastic, bit in no way up to your  sort of standard !

That’s the base of what I do too- can’t go wrong with tried and trusted!

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On the subject of weathering I’ve got this 50 to do. It has been de-nunbered and some of the weathering removed by someone else but still has a few patches to do before it gets remembered and hopefully a better weathering job!

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mans where it hasn’t been touched.....,:awkward and a horrible colour!

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12 minutes ago, Squirrel Rail said:

On the subject of weathering I’ve got this 50 to do. It has been de-nunbered and some of the weathering removed by someone else but still has a few patches to do before it gets remembered and hopefully a better weathering job!

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mans where it hasn’t been touched.....,:awkward and a horrible colour!

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That’s the desert storm look from when the 50s were deployed in GW1..

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1 hour ago, Squirrel Rail said:

On the subject of weathering I’ve got this 50 to do. It has been de-nunbered and some of the weathering removed by someone else but still has a few patches to do before it gets remembered and hopefully a better weathering job!

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mans where it hasn’t been touched.....,:awkward and a horrible colour!

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And here’s the after - baby nappy brown gone, new numbers and names and ready for airbrush work tomorrow or Friday B8745920-0F92-490A-BFB2-FABD98C039B2.jpeg.da777903d3eb2ac4d8b2af4d8936a8ad.jpeg

 

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50043 has now had it's proper weathering and is looking a lot better than the factory option....

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and from the other side...

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The other paint this afternoon is my pain in the a**e 90 shell which I was debating doing Anglia one livery but following a suggestion and pic on the 90 forum is going to become freightliner green 046 without the branding on the bodysides. The yellow was done yesterday so break out the green today!

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90046 will be an interesting one Jerry! 

 

It ran lacking its smaller bodyside logo between 2007 - 2014. I was surprised at how long it did as I only thought it had been a couple of years! 
 

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The annoying thing with the Freightliner Racing Green 90s is that the Freightliner logo on the fronts are larger than the ones on the sides of the cab. Not sure if we’ve talked about this already over PM, it just makes it awkward as there’s no decals available (yet) that are actually the correct size! I’ll be contacting railtec eventually as I’d like to have all three of the racing green skodas but I can’t be having them wrong!  :no:

 

If you’re in a hurry to shift it, might be worth contacting precision labels and get him to make up the correct decals - if you want them too be correct that is! 
 

 

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15 minutes ago, WrattingRoad said:

90046 will be an interesting one Jerry! 

 

It ran lacking its smaller bodyside logo between 2007 - 2014. I was surprised at how long it did as I only thought it had been a couple of years! 
 

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The annoying thing with the Freightliner Racing Green 90s is that the Freightliner logo on the fronts are larger than the ones on the sides of the cab. Not sure if we’ve talked about this already over PM, it just makes it awkward as there’s no decals available (yet) that are actually the correct size! I’ll be contacting railtec eventually as I’d like to have all three of the racing green skodas but I can’t be having them wrong!  :no:

 

If you’re in a hurry to shift it, might be worth contacting precision labels and get him to make up the correct decals - if you want them too be correct that is! 
 

 

Hi Jack, I had put on the 90 forum that there is a lack of decals out there for racing green so will look at getting some done for it. This one is most likely staying with me as it was the shell that reacted to the paint stripper- I got very close to scrapping it but persevered   But it will remain one I’m not 100% happy with so hence there’s no hurry on it and I can measure up all the decals to get it right! Ps 90034 is coming along nicely so some more updates tonight or tomorrow, cheers Jerry

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On 20/11/2020 at 22:38, cambo74 said:

You copying me again with the Freightliner green 90 lol ........mines going to be 041 .........

Hi Ben, I think I just beat you to the paint :D but had to chuckle when I saw you had one too! Mine wasn't going to be Freightliner originally as it was a spare shell and I couldn't decide what to do with it but someone suggested it on the 90 forum. It's going to be 046 without the bodyside branding.... when I eventually get round to it. Happy painting Cheers Jerry

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2 hours ago, Squirrel Rail said:

Hi Ben, I think I just beat you to the paint :D but had to chuckle when I saw you had one too! Mine wasn't going to be Freightliner originally as it was a spare shell and I couldn't decide what to do with it but someone suggested it on the 90 forum. It's going to be 046 without the bodyside branding.... when I eventually get round to it. Happy painting Cheers Jerry

 

Aha .... ironically I've got 2 of 041 to do ..... weird how its seems not only us doing the same things but people also after the same things .....

 

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12 minutes ago, cambo74 said:

 

Aha .... ironically I've got 2 of 041 to do ..... weird how its seems not only us doing the same things but people also after the same things .....

 

Ben 

It’s a popular livery so I don’t think they will be the last ones! I’m hoping to get DRS blue 034 finished this week but hands full with Virgin 87s this evening..  cheers Jerry

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7 minutes ago, Squirrel Rail said:

It’s a popular livery so I don’t think they will be the last ones! I’m hoping to get DRS blue 034 finished this week but hands full with Virgin 87s this evening..  cheers Jerry

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Nice are those renumbered ???

 

Got a fair bit on the bench atm so trying to batch paint when I can saves time and money cleaning airbrushes .........

 

Lovely stuff as always Jerry

 

Ben 

 

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