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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by philipy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:07 pm

That is one lovely paint job, Andrew, it just looks so hard worked. Well done.

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Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:05 pm

philipy wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:07 pm
That is one lovely paint job, Andrew, it just looks so hard worked. Well done.
My thoughts exactly!

I was going to say Captain Haddock but thought you might be offended.... Actually he does look well modelled. I can't remember the last time I had a MacDonalds meal - and certainly have no legitimate reason to claim a Happy Meal figure. I wonder if there's a black market in them ..... ;)

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PS Just found a set of all six figures on eBay for £5 (inc postage), so thought I'd give them a try. I can always remodel them to disguise their origins. Thanks for the heads-up.
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by LNR » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:39 am

Another superb weathering Job Andrew, I notice there's even a small cobweb on the right hand hinge strap, perfect.
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:15 am

You do have a knack with weathering Andrew. I love the way you seem to have the rusty bits just right.

Maybe you could do a thread on "How to weather rolling stock" :roll: :roll:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:13 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:05 pm
I was going to say Captain Haddock but thought you might be offended....
You'll have to try harder than that to offend me Rik!

I don't frequent McDonalds much either, but the toys do crop up in charity shops from time to time - I've got two pairs of the Thomson Twins in different vehicles. Good luck with yours.

Glad you like the wagon and its weathering everyone. My technique mostly involves attacking a new paint job with fine sandpaper, and then sloshing some dilute paint around before dry-brushing on some rust. I'll take some photos sometime...

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PS I think that "cobweb" is a stray strand of UHU Grant!

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Post by Old Man Aaron » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:12 am

Beautiful as always, Andrew.

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:46 pm

Hello again,

I've just finished the last of the trio of Phil Sharples wagon kits I purchased, the Ffestiniog 1 plank "beer" wagon:

Sharples 6.jpg
Sharples 7.jpg

It's awaiting a FR-style number plate, which I'll order in due course. The kit came with a curved wooden buffer, but the real thing sports a more conventional buffer, so I modified the ends, which, in turn, meant creating new strapping, using the original as a template. I reckon a test run is called for soon...

These inexpensive kits have are very well designed (I love how the tabs and slots of the floor and sides combine to form the plank detail, for example) and great fun to build and modify - highly recommended!

Back to carriages for a while now, I think...

Cheers,

Andrew

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