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||Posted - 01/24/2012 : 5:59:53 PM
This is a late entry to the 10th Anniversary Challenge, and since it will be an On30 diorama (my first) I'll post a build thread here. The main thread has amazing stuff going on, but a single subject thread can help my focus.
I reserved this kit with Roger Malinowski when I first heard he was basing it on a really great model by Nick Ogden. I had gotten to know Sir NickO, as he is affectionately known to many of us on these forums, at a CSS a few years back. At the St. Louis NNGC Nick, Brett, and I shared a suite and enjoyed modeling talk, comraderie, and beer.
Stoney Creek Designs, Roger's company has produced many fine kits over the years, and I'm excited to try this one. I have a second challenge going on, from Nick and Dan Pickard, to personalize my version and not just build the kit as is. So we'll see.
The first pics show the box, contents, hydrocal walls, NickO, and his inscription on the kit box. The signed copy alone would have allowed me to sell this for thousands on ebay, especially if I had been clever enough to have gotten Roger to sign it as well. The last photo was taken by Rick of Nick's original model, and several more can be found at this link, http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=27767 Maybe there are more photos and a build thread? Please let us know. I've made some progress on the build, and even deviated from the plans. More later.
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||Posted - 10/24/2012 : 07:31:54 AM
Well deserved award for a beautiful diorama! Congrats Mike.
||Posted - 10/24/2012 : 03:32:54 AM
Thanks for all the kind words. It was indeed a pleasure to do a build thread on the On30 Line, There is a great deal of camaraderie, and many people willing to help you do better modeling. Along with the nice compliments there was some good constructive criticism that helped me improve the model.
I'll be back soon with an O scale wharf building and scene.
||Posted - 10/17/2012 : 09:10:23 AM
Very well done ... congratulations
||Posted - 10/17/2012 : 08:58:25 AM
||Posted - 10/17/2012 : 08:32:45 AM
Congratulations mike! very well deserved
||Posted - 10/17/2012 : 07:42:33 AM
I was able to see the model in person last week. A well deserved win.
||Posted - 10/17/2012 : 05:18:13 AM
Very well deserved Mike.
||Posted - 10/17/2012 : 03:59:18 AM
Congrats, Mike, on your win.
I had once a loco fall down like you mentionned and felt relieved when almost nothing was broken...
||Posted - 10/16/2012 : 11:33:25 PM
Congratulations on your win Mike, well deserved.
It was great to spend time with you at the convention.
||Posted - 10/16/2012 : 10:06:48 PM
Nice detail, looks believable to me.....
Great overall job Mike......
||Posted - 10/16/2012 : 8:00:12 PM
Still waiting for the full micro scrap yard layout but hey, you throw some crap together and a win is a win...
I am kidding with my sick humour... Fantastic work Mike your build is one of my favorites.
||Posted - 10/16/2012 : 8:00:00 PM
Congratulations on your win . Of course , it was the connection with my name that got you the win , because I am still held in high regard on your side on The Pond ! ( What ? Big headed ? Moi ? Surely not ! ) ,
||Posted - 10/16/2012 : 4:11:13 PM
You sure know how to build 'em - congrats
||Posted - 10/16/2012 : 2:45:48 PM
It's been awhile. An update on this model- I received permission from Nick-O to take it to Strasburg, PA for the 2012 Fine Scale Model Railroader Expo. It won First Place- 12x12 Dioramas and it was gratifying because there were 16 entries in the category- a lot of fine models.
I added quite a lot of additional scrap and junk pieces per a lot of your suggestions, but I suppose there could still be more. I also cut off the unbuilt portion of the base, added the long fence to close it off, and added a couple of figures. Thanks to all for your ideas and support.
There were some adventures getting to the convention- while fitting the carrying carton for the airplane, I forgot that the "critter" was not attached to the model, tilted it and the little Davenport took a four-foot nosedive to the hardwood floor. I was afraid to look, but nothing broke!! A few castings went flying, but they were easily epoxied or ACCed back in place.
Another adventure at the airport as I had to remove the two chimneys and vent so that the box could be cut down so it fit under the seat- no chance to fit in the overhead rack as it was one of the Canada regional jets with about 7 inches of height to store stuff. How I got the knife to cut the box is another story.
I'm almost done with my two NMRA HO projects, so I'll be back on the Dark Side soon.
||Posted - 06/10/2012 : 05:59:42 AM
Mike, I agree with the others, on the super quality of the work, and the relative lack of the kind of clutter that always seems to accumulate anywhere in these places.
And congrats for the win!