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Posted - 11/21/2008 :  08:57:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic, you get my award for "best post", by providing a lot of really useful background info, as well as super photos of amazing models.



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Posted - 11/21/2008 :  09:09:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just when I thought I had seen it all in fine scale modeling here on this forum you go and post the work of Christophe Le Corre.
This has to be the top of the line as far as modeling machinery is concerned.

Oh to be able to model like that.

John Bagley
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Posted - 11/21/2008 :  09:38:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I have to agree with John. Those are fantastic models of machinery and shop equipment. Thanks for posting and sharing them.
I keep going back over the pictures and they just keep getting better and better.

Thanks again,


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Posted - 11/21/2008 :  10:04:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! Thanks for sharing this fantastic modeling.

Chuck Faist
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Posted - 11/21/2008 :  10:06:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit jknapp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing, Frederic.

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Section Hand

Posted - 11/21/2008 :  11:14:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Outstanding! Any idea how much he sells these for? That is some mighty fine craftsmanship.


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Posted - 11/21/2008 :  11:16:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic, thanks for sharing. This is an outstanding post. Many ideas and usefull information. Thanks.

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Chuck Doan

Posted - 11/21/2008 :  5:49:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work and an excellent eye for detail. A pleasure to see, thanks Frederic!

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Frederic Testard

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Posted - 11/21/2008 :  7:18:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Many thanks to all those who visited this thread and answered. Your congratulations have been forwarded to Chris.

Unfortunately, he didn't think of shooting his work "in progress" so we must be satisfied with the pictures on the unpainted models as the only ones of the unfinished machines.

Pat, he gave me some additionnal hints about the painting process. As mentionned above, a first coat of Humbrol matt 120 is applied and let to dry for 24 hours. Then he adds a second coat and darkens the green with 33 or 9 from Revell by adding some random strokes to suggest the shadows. Then a wash of oily black is added (oil, grease) and some 120 is sprayed again to blend everything. For metallic parts, some silver color is drybrushed, then washed with oily black. Finally some matt white is dry brushed to bring out some details, in the same way military modellers do.

Jason, all the machines shown above have been sold. He will have some more in 2009 and told me he would let us know at that time. We shall see then how to keep us informed without violating the rules of the forum about commercial posts.

Here is one of Chris' next project (he is currently involved in the building of a cokery that will be featured later in this topic. He is the dwarf near the machine. The cylinder diameter exceeds 10 feet.

And here are some more pictures from real machine shops. I posted vignettes since the images are huge, but each vignette is followed by a link to a bigger image.






Next post : press, forge...

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Posted - 11/21/2008 :  10:46:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote

double drool!


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Posted - 11/22/2008 :  08:48:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow... c'est magnifique, as they say.

Don in Ottawa

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Posted - 11/22/2008 :  09:08:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, my, now that is good!


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Posted - 11/22/2008 :  10:35:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic thanks for posting Chris' work. Simply outstanding. The longer I look the more there is to see. I'm looking forward to see your next post of his work.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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Ho Henry
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Posted - 11/22/2008 :  3:04:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

WOW! his work is absolutly beautiful done he has an eye for authentic realism.

Let him know should he ever want to sell some of the pieces I'd be willing to gladly purchase.

Found a machine shop that has the original leather strap that works the machine, will try and get some pictures, should he want to contact me have him do it thru PM.

HO Henry


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Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/22/2008 :  6:22:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is more then the second time I've had to look at these models. What I really would like to know is how can I get some of these? I would love to get my hands on some of these if I could.

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