The outcast workbench thread

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Thu May 15, 2014 11:48 pm

well after that it took another half hour to assemble it all and this is the result.
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Fri May 16, 2014 9:39 pm

Finally, after meaning to make one for many years my first model of LU A-stock has begun.

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby Bufferstop » Sat May 17, 2014 12:01 am

That's darned good, I've got the earlier Cameo cutter. I know it can cut bits that small, but I doubt I could pick them out and put them in place. How do you do it, pick them up on a pin and touch them against a spot of glue or what?
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Sat May 17, 2014 12:50 pm

Thanks
All but two of the bits that make up the axle box have a 2mm diameter hole, so I pop them onto a bit of 2mm rod to line it all up, I use the Revell poly-cement with a needle applicator, it is brilliant,
As far as possible I am trying to stick to having guide slots of holes cut in to aid with assembling the more fiddly bits
for positioning everything else i mostly just used fingers although a scalpel came in very handy at times.
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Mon May 19, 2014 5:11 pm

a roughly painted first prototype for my run of A stock

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Tue May 20, 2014 9:02 pm

No real progress, but I have dug out some old brushes and tried to reaquaint myself with hand painting:

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the plan is to have directional lighting (thank goodness for LEDs) and to package the power unit within the bogies.
to this end I have purchased a selection of the very tiniest motors I have ever seen

In addition to those I have ordered some slightly bigger more expensive ones.
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Wed May 28, 2014 7:36 pm

A bit of extra work later:
the cradle has been added, and after hacking around a lot of diddy pieces of plastic T section and angle the side details are closer to being finished,
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It can take 00 and P4 wheels but really struggles with the trainset curves on my 00 layout.
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Fri May 30, 2014 5:01 pm

That awkward moment when the varnish you use to seal the wall you have just painted dissolves the paint. Image
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby Bufferstop » Fri May 30, 2014 10:57 pm

outcastjack wrote:The very tiniest motor I have ever seen

I think the ones in vibrating toothbrushes may be slightly slimmer. Just be careful removing the wobble weights the spindles are very thin.
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:08 am

I repainted the wall and started building the basic shell of the interior
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And also began to experiment with windows, the front ones are all leaded, and after playing around settled upon scribing them and giving several washes with acrilic paint to darken the score marks.
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:49 pm

cladding on the front wall complete!
really pleased with the improvement in looks
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:09 pm

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:53 pm

I found these photos looking back through a few bits an pieces and thought they may be of interest.

Me in a rather nice Empacher
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And my diddy time trial bike leaning against a camper van.
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If I could afford all these in full size I might not do so much modelling...
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:34 am

A garden shed converted from an old outdoor toilet, it is made from card with a cladding of SE finecast brick plasticard.

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This is my first model of a slate roof, before now I have used printed textures. This time I used individual slates cut from card using my Silhouette Portrait
I couldn't think what to use for ridge tiles until I had a yoghurt and realised the corners from side to top could do a pretty good job.
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the finished article
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and again from the front.
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby skyblue » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:55 am

Excellent work as usual. The underground train looks brilliant - I look forward to seeing it progress.


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