Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby 0121modeller » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:06 pm

Great modelling here, I'll be watching the progress of this :)
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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby retroman » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:05 am

I agree these Walthers kits are absolutely superb.

Here is the Walthers Coke Oven and Quench Tower in situ on my layout (kit ref 933-2972).

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This kit cost about £100 and took me weeks to construct. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND that when you come to painting, you use HALFORDS RED PLASTIC SPRAY PRIMER for the Furnace Tower, and GREY for everything else. You will get a far better finish and save days of tedious brushwork!!

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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby eagle50043 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:55 am

great job on the coke ovens, very nice work !

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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby eagle50043 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:42 pm

Ive finally finished the last area's - the walkways and various staircases.

Next thing to do is sand dpwn any bits of rough filler ready for spraying and painting.............
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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby whynot » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:51 pm

What excellent structures - proper centre pieces for any related layout.
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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby thebritfarmer » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:04 pm

Brilliant, can't wait to see it painted.
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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby buz » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:57 pm

Hi eagle50043
That is going to be a real WOW!! factor for your layout.

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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby eagle50043 » Thu May 30, 2013 10:59 am

after a spell without much happening ive finally started the long process of painting the Furnace. First up has been to spray undercoat's.......and some rust colours added......

next up will be to paint the corrugated area's grey, and the base of the furnace Cement, paint the walkways grey........before beginning on weathering with 'earth' and 'iron oxide'.
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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby BrotherWolf » Thu May 30, 2013 11:08 am

Looks great....how straightforward were the instructions, it looks a complicated piece of kit.
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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby whynot » Thu May 30, 2013 11:09 am

Truly eye wateringly good - as in "I think I'll go and sit in a corner and cry over my inabilities".
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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby thebritfarmer » Thu May 30, 2013 2:05 pm

BrotherWolf wrote:Looks great....how straightforward were the instructions, it looks a complicated piece of kit.


Here is a link to the instructions for it

http://www.walthers.com/instructions/09 ... 002973.pdf


Not a cheap kit either ! :o
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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby eagle50043 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:43 pm

instrutions are ok but not the best. I had to keep looking at pics on the box to work some things out, as some parts of instructions are not totally clear
on exactly where to glue parts together...........but i got there by examining pics from completed kits and the box pics. also a couple of parts needed
some of sort of trimming to make fit........so a very sharp stanlet knife needed and some steady hands.

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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby eagle50043 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:10 pm

Most painting now done after a few weeks cracking on.

Im now at the weathering stage, will be using dark earth and iron oxide powders mixed with decalfix........should be fun! :-o
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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby thebritfarmer » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:08 pm

That is a monster!! Hopefully you have a layout to match :D
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Re: Walthers Blast Furnace kit - for Bilston steel works

Postby 0121modeller » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:41 am

thebritfarmer wrote:That is a monster!! Hopefully you have a layout to match :D

Indeed Scott, this is looking great, I think I've a general idea of what else he'll be modelling with this, so I'm really looking forward to seeing future updates :)
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