Castle Cross - Trains! (P71)

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Re: Castle Cross - New Commissions (P50)

Postby siquelme » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:13 pm

Will watch the great bear develop with interest

It should be possible to do the hardest bit I can see would be extending the body and the chassis back a half an inch or so to highlight the size of the boiler and fit the rear wheels. The tender could be just a normal GWR tender on the frames of a southern locomotives one (Hornby OO 'Imperial Airways' Set (R2952)) is almost perfect.

The more I think about it the more possible it seems

Looking forward to seeing it develop
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Re: Castle Cross - New Commissions (P50)

Postby trainsandco » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:03 pm

Well then, 9351 is slowly comming to the end of its build as this evening I am going to be working on getting the boiler in and preparing here for painting!
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Re: Castle Cross - New Commissions (P50)

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:20 pm

Hope you got strong arms and your wall all so strong, display cabinets are heavy and not desighned to be put on and off the wall like a yo yo.
Id leave it where it is as they could easily bring a wall down, i know from bitter experience.
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Re: Castle Cross - New Commissions (P50)

Postby trainsandco » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:48 pm

Aye, I could image, but it going to be one that is just on the floor, almost like a book case, but with a glass front and trains in! :lol:
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Re: Castle Cross - New Commissions (P50)

Postby trainsandco » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:02 pm

Number 9351, is progressing well, with the boiler now in, and just having the areas around it seen too, the front and at the back. I will then look around to find out where I could get it painted, and get number plates for it. Then the VERY last thing to be done to the loco at the moment is the motion then its just the tender!

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Re: Castle Cross - 1st Commission progress (P51)

Postby siquelme » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:04 pm

Why don't you paint it yourself? ... Looking good
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Re: Castle Cross - 1st Commission progress (P51)

Postby trainsandco » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:16 pm

I dont have an airbrush, and I want a smooth finish :)
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Re: Castle Cross - 1st Commission progress (P51)

Postby siquelme » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:21 pm

That's The problem I have I am going to use spray cans they use on cars

Will let you know how it goes if you want
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Re: Castle Cross - 1st Commission progress (P51)

Postby Lysander » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:47 pm

With care you can get perfectly acceptable results from spray cans - I use them and then overspray with satin varnish for a totally consistent finish.

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Re: Castle Cross - 1st Commission progress (P51)

Postby mattmay05 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:55 pm

Don't need an air brush... to get a good finish it all starts at the beginning surface prep, making sure its smooth, clean and level. If you use an airbrush on a crap surface you get a crap finish.

As i was told once, building guitars and finishing them.. 99% prep, 1% brush. Brush finish airbrush doesn't matter unless the surface is right.

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Re: Castle Cross - 1st Commission progress (P51)

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:54 am

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/ ... ic=27859.0

A very interesting tutorial on airbrushing and airbrush techniques. Its aimed at model boats but the information transfers quite well to trains
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Re: Castle Cross - 1st Commission progress (P51)

Postby tom92240 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:40 am

mattmay05 wrote:Don't need an air brush... to get a good finish it all starts at the beginning surface prep, making sure its smooth, clean and level. If you use an airbrush on a crap surface you get a crap finish.

As i was told once, building guitars and finishing them.. 99% prep, 1% brush. Brush finish airbrush doesn't matter unless the surface is right.


Absolutely right!

Part of that 1% is in the quality of the brush too. If you have a really fine and decent quality brush then you'll get a nice finish, whereas like some other peoples work I have seen, it looks like the paint has been applied with a trowel and yard brush and upon investigation they're using a head that is far too small from a £1 art shop set where the bristles instantly fall out when they even look at some paint!

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Re: Castle Cross - 1st Commission progress (P51)

Postby mattmay05 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:59 pm

yes that too, quality of the brush is important as Tom rightly says. I use the Humrol brushes there not bad i would say don't think they do a suitable big brush in their packs to do a big area, but the fine brushes are very good, and they dont fall apart, like the cheaper brushes do. You get what you pay for.

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Re: Castle Cross - 1st Commission progress (P51)

Postby trainsandco » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:55 am

There is a new kid on the block!

Have a stab at what it could be! (those that I've told already, keep quiet ;) :lol: )

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Re: Castle Cross - 1st Commission progress (P51)

Postby siquelme » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:59 pm

Will you be entering any of your locomotives in the kit build comp?
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