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andykins
Fireman

United Kingdom
4060 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2011 :  08:34:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
picture update



i painted a few details to put in storage untill needed nothing new here, smaller items like jerry cans and boxes where drybrushed the top colour over a black base, and anything rusty was done with rust base/hair spray/top coat/chipping then a wash of rust and brown colours

also made a start on the roof. i cut some pine down to just over size on the bandsaw, and shaped it with a sanding disc on my lathe



vents where added, the small one can be seen on the prototype photo, while the larger one was added once proped up on bricks, i would think for a small wood burning stove to keep the agent warm in the winters. then the whole roof was covered in a couple layers of shiny metal duct tape. this hopeful will look like new layers have been added over the years, i also added a patch towards the rear of the roof and cut out patches to sit around the vents. once painted and wathered these will show up more then they do in white primer.





you may have noticed the odd long hair in some of my photos, this is due tot he fact where i take pictures is where the cat chooses to sleep. and i often have to work around her. normaly she sleeps regardless of what im doing, however today she desided to have a closer look at the new roof


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milocomarty
Fireman

Netherlands
5865 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2011 :  09:58:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's one good looking trailer Andy !!!

http://martinwelberg.wordpress.com/
http://cardiganbaycoastalrailroad.wordpress.com/
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Hopeless
Fireman

USA
1361 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2011 :  5:09:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trailer is a great sratchbuild. Hope the cat doesn't think its a mouse.

Roland
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visman48
Fireman

USA
5301 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2011 :  5:23:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Andy,
OH MY that is super... well done, I like the roof, the windows are great...well done, the little people are going to appreciate the living quarters. Glad you resisted the West Virginia state flower (yard size sat dish). Now it needs an outdoor frige or icebox.

Les

My forum build links;
Big Horn and Moose Creek :http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22704&whichpage=1
Locomotives: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20279
Railcars: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17827
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17602 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2011 :  7:40:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice model, Andy. And your capacity to leave it so close to the cat while you shoot the picture impresses me a lot!

Frederic Testard
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kirk
Fireman

Sweden
4720 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2011 :  01:48:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Adny, I really like that trailer. An impressive paint/weathering job!

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden
http://coastline.no13.se
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andykins
Fireman

United Kingdom
4060 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2011 :  04:54:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
thank you all for the kind words

roland, even if she did she wouldnt do anything about it, we dont know how old she is, she was an older kitten when we got her, and i was 6 at the time hehe so shes a bit slow on her feet now days.

i should hopefuly be getting some money in soon (hopefuly this week) and i can make an order for the rustyrails castsing i want, ive got a couple more drums/boxes to paint in the mean time (and after adding what ive just painted to my ready painted detail box, dont need to make so meny crusty drums :D ) then hopefuly soon after i can make an order for countless parts from valley model trains again for god knows how meny detail parts, its a bit backwards i was going to leave the details till much later, but since i havent yet got the wood to make the end boards i cant add anything to the baseboards without risking damage.

also been reading up on a thread here posted in martins build regarding ground cover, r.e. tile grout, luckly old me i live about a 10 min walk from a store of a chain of tile and floor shops so i'll have to pop in there soon with my picture of a dirt road in iowa and see if i can find something close to it (leaning towards the lighter side) and play around with some of the mixes sudested to fix it. i think i may have to add a layer of PVA and sprinkle on top followed by the wet water mixes. bit worried since my layout will be moved about etc but i'll be playing about on bit of painted MDF when i do and see how well they stant up to being knocked etc.
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andykins
Fireman

United Kingdom
4060 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2011 :  06:10:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
well i got the roof pretty much "done" maybe a few minor tweeks

ontp of the whte primer i have it two thin washes of tamyia deck tan, followed by one thin wash of earth brown, then picked out some of the corners and joins with flat brown. the patches where natural grey with a wash of grey mixed with white.





i cut a bit of plastic card to fit inside the trailer to that i epoxyed the roof in place, quite happy how it looks over all, pretty much "done" with it just want to work on the tounge a bit more, but all the other work, like brick supports, portch and the tarp cover i'll do once its on the layout.
think i'll tackle a outhouse next. not sure of these old trailers had WC's but even if it did i suspect the guy would rather have an outside loo
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milocomarty
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Netherlands
5865 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2011 :  06:40:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Awsome trailer Andy, top job on the roof, like it...

http://martinwelberg.wordpress.com/
http://cardiganbaycoastalrailroad.wordpress.com/
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visman48
Fireman

USA
5301 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2011 :  07:43:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Andy
Well done I think you have a foreground quality model there. I like the roof, I think you solved that issue well. Looking forward to seeing it in the scene. Some out door chairs ...and details..
Les

My forum build links;
Big Horn and Moose Creek :http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22704&whichpage=1
Locomotives: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20279
Railcars: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17827
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railman28
Fireman

USA
2343 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2011 :  2:00:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Andy,
The trailer is really looking good.
My oldest cat lived to be 26. My oldest now is 15 and just like me cranky.

It's Only Make Believe

Bob Harris
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andykins
Fireman

United Kingdom
4060 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2011 :  4:25:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
martin, les and bob, meny thanks!

les im really pleased how the roof came out, was a little worried it would look too "flat" but it seams to have kept a few wrinkles in the right places.

been mucking about with some off cuts of foam board and wood, now have a part finneshed outhouse and dog house, the outhouse for the trailer and the dog house for behind the garage, with junk piled around, im sure there will be a post with a heavy chain leading into the house, lets hope no one fancys a look-see inside!
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Hopeless
Fireman

USA
1361 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2011 :  5:58:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The roof came out great. A really nice looking model.

Roland
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17602 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2011 :  6:29:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Andy, you nailed it!

Frederic Testard
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andykins
Fireman

United Kingdom
4060 Posts

Posted - 03/20/2011 :  07:09:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
roland and frederic, thanks guys!

i'll be ordering castings tomorrow, so hopfuly they'll turn up soon, ive never seen rustrail's castings in person before so im quite looking forward to it, any tips on painting?

will set up the layout have have a little play *cough* proper grown up testing *cough* seeing as all the power feeds are via the underside of the fishplates onces its ballested there wont be to much i can do if something goes wrong. *touch wood*
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