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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Mon Feb 20, 2023 4:00 pm

philipy wrote: Mon Feb 20, 2023 11:58 am I think you are being too hard on yourself.
Not really, don't worry, I'm pretty pleased with it. If it is a little out here and there, that's fine - any inaccuracies are a small price to pay for the speed and convenience of using the Phil Sharples kit as a starting point. Plus, there are very few people who can point out what those inaccuracies are!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Feb 20, 2023 4:51 pm

Andrew wrote: Mon Feb 20, 2023 4:00 pm
Plus, there are very few people who can point out what those inaccuracies are!
That's my philosophy too!
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Tue Feb 21, 2023 8:49 am

Andrew wrote: Mon Feb 20, 2023 3:55 pm I was thinking that, when - in a few builds time - I get round to my half-century of FR/WHR wagons, I ought to make something I can number "50" and leave it almost "ex works" condition. I'm going to struggle though - I'll be itching to attack it with the sandpaper!
You did a superb job on the weathering Andrew. You sure are a master at it, you have lifted the goal post to a level that most of us only dream of, which I do every time I have ago at weathering my stock.

Do two of those "50's" Andrew and keep one 'ex works' and the other do another masterpiece with it. :thumbright:

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Post by BertieB » Tue Feb 21, 2023 9:26 am

I don’t know anything at all about this kind of thing — but it looks to me like a pretty neat reproduction of the item in the pic. Cool!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by ge_rik » Tue Feb 21, 2023 11:36 am

Peter Butler wrote: Mon Feb 20, 2023 11:49 am You're getting really good at this Andrew. The wear and tear to the planking is very nice, and subtle weathering is particularly good.
Absolutely!! I couldn't agree more. I've rarely seen such an accurate representation of weather worn wood and scuffed paintwork.

I'd love to know the secret.

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Tue Feb 21, 2023 11:50 am

ge_rik wrote: Tue Feb 21, 2023 11:36 am I'd love to know the secret.
It's not a secret, just real wood (a 0.5mm veneer over the MDF kit in this case) and fine sandpaper! Oh, and then a good old slosh of grot-coloured washes over the top.

I've tried for a similar effect on a plastic bodied wagon, painting a "worn wood" colour undercoat and then wiping away patches of the topcoat while still wet, which worked OK.

Glad you like it though, thank you!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Old Man Aaron » Thu Feb 23, 2023 12:04 am

Andrew wrote: Tue Feb 21, 2023 11:50 am

It's not a secret, just real wood (a 0.5mm veneer over the MDF kit in this case) and fine sandpaper! Oh, and then a good old slosh of grot-coloured washes over the top.

I've tried for a similar effect on a plastic bodied wagon, painting a "worn wood" colour undercoat and then wiping away patches of the topcoat while still wet, which worked OK.

*takes notes*

Great stuff as always, Andrew. I was a bit floored to see your queue. :salute:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:21 am

Old Man Aaron wrote: Thu Feb 23, 2023 12:04 am I was a bit floored to see your queue. :salute:
Imagine how it felt writing it!

AND, the whole list constitutes fewer wagons than your mighty train of cane wagons!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Fri May 05, 2023 8:51 am

Good morning!

Finally! Three years after I started building it, back in the first lockdown, I've finished my model of Ffestiniog Railway Van 4! Looking back over this thread, it appears that the reason it's taken quite so long is that my propensity to be distracted has reached new levels - since I started making it, I've finished no fewer than 28 wagons! Still, it seems like its over 7 years since I last outshopped a carriage, so I'm definitely making progress...

Anyway, here it is:

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I hope to have a test run soon, although I still need to get the track up to scratch, maybe this weekend.

Cheers all,

Andrew.

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by SimonWood » Fri May 05, 2023 9:00 am

Well this is a stunningly lovely model. Well worth waiting 7 years for that kind of quality.
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by StuartJ » Fri May 05, 2023 9:52 am

Very nice.

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by philipy » Fri May 05, 2023 10:25 am

Well done, worth the wait. I do like the guard hanging out of the window and the button back seats look just right.

" although I still need to get the track up to scratch".. yes I can see you have quite a few 'leaves on the line' :lol: :lol: but I can't say anything, most of my visible track has disappeared under mixed moss and creeping thyme, up to 1" thick in places! :roll:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by LNR » Fri May 05, 2023 12:46 pm

Beautiful work inside and out Andrew and will match your other coaches perfectly.
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PS and of course I do like the steps and the wear on them.

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Peter Butler » Fri May 05, 2023 2:19 pm

A lovely job again Andrew, another build to be proud of.
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Sat May 06, 2023 5:13 am

Agree with all the comments. :thumbright:
You have far surpassed my meagre skills, it's a fantastic build and well worth the wait. Makes me feel a lot better about how long it takes me to finish a build now, although I haven't got to 7 years yet... :roll:

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Post by ge_rik » Sat May 06, 2023 8:33 am

Great looking model and beautiful paint job, Andrew.

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Lonsdaler » Sun May 07, 2023 10:25 pm

That looks used and careworn - brilliant modelling. (I'm assuming that's the look you were going for 🤗). You, and I think everyone on this forum, are far more prolific than me!
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by JMORG » Mon May 08, 2023 7:55 pm

Excellent work Andrew, as always!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Tue May 09, 2023 1:53 pm

Thanks for the kind words everyone, I really appreciate it.

Judging by the noises coming from inside the carriage and wagon workshop, the next one shouldn't be too far behind...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Soar Valley Light » Tue May 09, 2023 8:50 pm

Hi Andrew,

That really is a bit special. Not many models would stand up so well to such close up photography. I'm seriously impressed!

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