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Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:17 am
by mumbles
When the post brings such goodies... Its only right to start a workbench thread! Now to sort my tools and make a workspace to get building on!!

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:32 am
by mumbles
Not sure you can see what the kits are:
Parkside SECR PMV parcels van
2 Cambrain SECR 5 plank wagons
Cambrian SR 25t Brake ( not pictured)

This will be the first actual modelling I've done for quite some years!! Wish me luck... took me about 2 hours to make sense of the brake van instructions the other night!!!

Re: Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:50 am
by GROTLAND
Good Luck. Not that you'll need it.

Does this choice of stock mean you're going for steam era/green EMU's for your layout or are you just having a mess around with some kits?. Either way I'm really glad you've started modelling again.

Andy

Re: Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:31 pm
by carnehan
Ahh, kit building wagons, always a pleasure to sit down to do and particularly when they are as good as those offered by Parkside and Cambrian.

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:D :D

Paul

Re: Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:48 pm
by mumbles
GROTLAND wrote:Good Luck. Not that you'll need it.

Does this choice of stock mean you're going for steam era/green EMU's for your layout or are you just having a mess around with some kits?. Either way I'm really glad you've started modelling again.

Andy

Hi Andy

Current thinking is steam initially. I've got my eye on the bachmann wainwright c class as first loco to get for this layout.. So can be secr or sr. These wagons all hung around till much later so am probably going to play fast and loose with era and run what I want. Mainly because of all the lovely liveries! I've got the DC kits 2 epb if I ever build it but with all the RTR Now I'm spoilt for choice!!



Michael

Re: Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:51 pm
by mumbles
I forgot building kits was so fiddly :lol:

Brake van begins!
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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:06 pm
by mumbles
My other half's son has knocked this together in no time.. Not bad for his first railway kit.. And handy to have help building them :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


I've hardly done any of the brake van though as it was a bit of a puzzle how to build it for both of us!!

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:08 pm
by mumbles
And in no time he's made 2 to my part complete 1!!!

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:37 pm
by nickbrad
They look great, I have a few Cambrian kits assembled myself, although it's the painting that has halted me, as I am too worried about brush strokes.......

Re: Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:46 pm
by mumbles
nickbrad wrote:They look great, I have a few Cambrian kits assembled myself, although it's the painting that has halted me, as I am too worried about brush strokes.......


Yes, once I've got a bunch made up I'll be getting myself a new airbrush and digging out the compressor. Its a pain in the backside to get all set up but once you actually do the painting bit its great! More kits to get and make first!

Re: Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:58 pm
by nickbrad
It's the initial outlay for a spray gun and compressor that worries me, especially if I don't get much usage out of it.

Re: Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:03 pm
by End2end
nickbrad wrote:It's the initial outlay that worries me, especially if I don't get much usage out of it.

Sounds like a undertakers joke. :lol:
All power to your arms flexy bit with those kits mumbles. :)
Thanks
End2end

Re: Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:55 pm
by mumbles
nickbrad wrote:It's the initial outlay for a spray gun and compressor that worries me, especially if I don't get much usage out of it.

One word... Weathering!!! Everything can be weathered?! :lol:

Re: Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:56 pm
by mumbles
Dave wrote:
mumbles wrote:When the post brings such goodies... Its only right to start a workbench thread! Now to sort my tools and make a workspace to get building on!!

I have a draw full of kits that have been given to me as presents on various occasions... I expect that some will be vintage by the time I get around to building them :oops:

Got any southern stuff you might not ever need? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: Mumbles Workbench

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:57 pm
by mumbles
Handrails grrr.. So many to make :D

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