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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:59 pm

Andrew wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:37 pm
I'm tempted by the timber bolsters too, they'd make a nice model.

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I thought so too..... these are my scratchbuilt plasticard ones.....
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Post by Gralyn » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:09 pm

Very very nice indeed!.
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by IanC » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:46 am

:thumbright: Excellent wagons.
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:40 am

Wow…Brilliant Derek.
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:56 pm

FWLR wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:40 am
Wow…Brilliant Derek.
Hi Rod, perhaps you might put your glasses on and read it again!!!
(no worries mate)

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by IanC » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Who's Derek? Reminds me of the estate agent advert being shown on TV at the moment. :lol:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:58 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:56 pm
FWLR wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:40 am
Wow…Brilliant Derek.
Hi Rod, perhaps you might put your glasses on and read it again!!!
(no worries mate)

Peter.
Oooops, :oops: so sorry Peter..doesen’t take to long for me to get confused…. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Wow…..Brilliant Peter….. :lol: :lol:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:28 pm

Afternoon all!

Following a conversation about wagon loads on the (WH)WHR thread on the layouts board, I spent this morning having a go at making a slate load for one of my new wagons. It uses 4mm (?) scale corrugated iron and plasticard "slates" over a foamboard shell - I think it looks OK and will probably make some more in due course.

Here it is in the wagon:
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And sitting on the lineside:
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Thanks for inspiring me to crack on with it Philip!

Cheers,

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Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:32 pm

That looks bang on Andrew!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:47 pm

That is a seriously impressive result Andrew, top marks for that, it looks just right. Nice colouring too, how have you managed that?
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by philipy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:59 pm

Does look good, well done.
Obviously didn't take as long to make as you feared? Often the way, it sometimes takes me a while to bite the bullet but then I wonder what I was scared of!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:08 pm

Glad you like it, I was pleased with the result...

Peter, it's just Poundland primer (which comes out slightly darker than a usual grey primer finish), with certain slates (or the corrugations which represent them) picked out in lighter or darker shades using acrylic craft paint. The whole thing was then given a wash of a watery mixture of black and navy blue. I think it's a technique the indoor modellers use for slate roofs.

And Philip, yes, it didn't take too long, a couple of hours - but that's only one! I'll do the next four of this size in a single batch, which should save time, although it might get a bit boring!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:40 pm

Nothing wrong with Poundland primer... I use it extensively and it is good..... especially for a pound.
The acrylics and wash work well to give it a lift, nice work. I usually add a matt lacquer to keep a 'flat' appearance which would work well on slate I think.
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by ge_rik » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:03 am

Wow! I honestly thought they were real pieces of slate. I was thinking "That'll be heavy!" Must get off to Poundland for a can of primer - if only it would make my models look that good! Does it contain fairy dust as an additive?

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by philipy » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:04 am

Peter Butler wrote:
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Nothing wrong with Poundland primer... I use it extensively and it is good..... especially for a pound.
I use it too, although the cans are a bit smaller content that a Halfrauds one and the Poundland stuff seems to come in 2 different shades of grey and there is nothing on the cans to distinguish it.

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