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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 09/29/2009 :  4:48:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl, some models just ask for being shot. This one belongs to this group. All these details have to be seen under all possible angles. Don't be afraid, I think we all enjoy these many pictures.


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onl26
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Posted - 09/29/2009 :  4:49:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Karl, the close up pics are simply outstanding and the final black and white, well what else can be said, again superb!! You can't show us enough pics of this model (flaws, schmaws.... there aren't any.
Kevin



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Rick
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Posted - 09/29/2009 :  4:55:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl, I appreciate all the shots of your castings. I've been working on some castings for the kit I'm working on and your pics are providing some good inspiration.


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UKGuy
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Posted - 10/01/2009 :  08:10:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry for the late reply, I have been without an internet connection for a couple of days......

Thanks again for all the very kind words they are most appreciated and great motivation to do more.

Karl.A



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UKGuy
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Posted - 10/01/2009 :  08:34:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Kevin, heres how I did the spikes......

not sure where I first read about this so I cant give credit, sorry.

I used .025 music wire and some pliers with a recessed cutter.



Bend the end of the wire to 90degrees, I made mine about 1/2" long.



Snip off the spike just past the bend, this is where the recessed cutting edge comes in handy. I snipped mine off into a rag to stop them flying everywhere, DONT try to snip them into your closed hand you WILL inject yourself, the spikes are sharp and fly off fast, dont ask how I know this. Also be wary of your eyes.



Presto!! a spike.



Karl.A



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onl26
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Posted - 10/01/2009 :  8:07:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Karl
Great technique, thanks for taking the time to do a little tutorial with pics. I talked to Brett the other day and ordered my Tool shed and now I think I will have him save the new kit for me when I see him at the show. Did you order yours?



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 10/02/2009 :  4:45:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice little tutorial, Karl. I suppose you're aware that some people make spikes from staples. Is it a time consuming process? Do you have reasons to not use ME spikes (money, appearance, ... ?).


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Bbags
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Posted - 10/02/2009 :  6:57:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl,
I have been away from the computer for the better part of a week due to being sick again and I am just getting caught up with the latest sets of pictures.

I must say that you have created a masterpiece and as others have mentioned please keep the pictures coming.

Your ability to bring castings to life is as good as it gets.

Thanks for all the tips and ideas that you have also presented to us.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/02/2009 :  8:34:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful modeling Karl!


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UKGuy
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Posted - 10/02/2009 :  11:10:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frederic Testard

Nice little tutorial, Karl. I suppose you're aware that some people make spikes from staples.

I wasnt aware of this method Frederic and I will certainly give it a try, it sounds promising, although I foresee a few possible drawbacks, but until I try, who knows....

quote:
Originally posted by Frederic Testard

Is it a time consuming process?


Not really, once I had got a 'technique' going it took about 15-20 mins to make the 100 spikes, ...... of course it took about 2 hours to make the first 10 the first day and figure out the technique, but from now on it will be relatively quick.... for dioramas anyway.... . Something that can be done while watching TV for example.

quote:
Originally posted by Frederic Testard
Do you have reasons to not use ME spikes (money, appearance, ... ?).



The one thing you didn't mention was 'time' Frederic, I suppose I could have ordered and installed the ME spikes, I've never seen them so I cant comment on your appearance query, or looked at the price. But, I needed them right there and then on a Sunday afternoon, so......

The short answer is that I guess I'm classed as a scratchbuilder(in my own mind).... I love the challenges provided by this area of the hobby and working out the solutions to replicate something by my own hand (even if it isnt 100% prototypically correct).

If I can work out a feasible way for me to do it myself I'll make every effort to do it, thats just me, love a challenge.

Take care,
Karl.



Edited by - UKGuy on 10/02/2009 11:57:26 PM

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UKGuy
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Posted - 10/02/2009 :  11:50:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you for your very kind words John, I wasnt aware that you had been ill, I hope that you are feeling much better now.

I know that posting a bunch of pics in a post can be tough on the 'dial up' people which is why I thought you had been absent. Its great to read your comments.

Thanks again.
Karl.



Edited by - UKGuy on 10/03/2009 12:02:06 AM

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UKGuy
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Posted - 10/02/2009 :  11:51:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike, I appreciate it. It was a fun build.

Karl.



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LVN
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Posted - 10/03/2009 :  12:41:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks again Karl. I have this book marked for reference. Great build.

Chris Lyon
http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com

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Peterpools
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Posted - 10/03/2009 :  04:41:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Karl
Appreciated your track spike tutorial and it sure would have come in handy in the past when I normally run out of those little devil. I'm sure it will also be a life saver on the new railroad, once I get going.
Peter



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 10/03/2009 :  4:25:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the answer, Karl. I must say I had absolutely not thought of the time factor.
As far as I remember, the ME spikes cost about $ 10 for 800 to 1000 spikes. The more expensive are the mini, 3/8" long : $11 for 800, the larger ones (1/4") and the smaller ones (3/16") are priced less than $10 for 1000.



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