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Offline Michi

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2018, 09:22:51 AM »
Great progress Andy!

Lovely stuff there Michi. How do you weather the models in the first place? And do you use a template or the shape of the 'clean' bit of windscreen?

I don't use a template, I simply follow the tips of the wipers on their way over the screen.
It's a plain wash in leatherbrown (some drops of acrylic paint with lots of water). That works perfectly for the brake dust on railway models too.

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2018, 09:50:26 AM »
Very crisp  8)

Offline Andy in Germany

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2018, 01:34:14 PM »


Huzzah and three rousing cheers, the deck is completed.

The boredom factor was dealt with by the discovery of the excellent ďRevolutions PodcastĒ which I recommend to anyone with a long and repetitive job to do. As an added positive I learned a lot of new things about the revolutions of 1848 and 1871, which Iím sure will guarantee me plenty of personal space at any future parties.

During the celebrations* surrounding the final decking piece being fitted I remembered that this was supposed to be an operational model, and that I therefore needed to fit bogies that could rotate. This caused an extra problem: I use nylon press studs as pivots, and I needed a good three millimetres clearance above the hole. This wasnít an issue on the van because you basically have the entire van interior to hide the stud, but on this wagon Iíd forgotten to take that 3mm into account.

Adding 3mm below the frame made the wagon sit too high.

Eventually brain engaged and I realised that if I made the connector for the stud 1mm from the underside of the deck, I could make a recess in the deck itself to give the required clearance for the bogie to turn.

This being a high precision engineering job I used the digital method: I put my finger on the top of the deck and twisted a drill bit from the other side until I could just feel the movement through the plastic.

This is why I will never be an engineer.

*One large glass of Ginger Ale and a whole slice of cake: Never let it be said I canít have fun.

Offline Andy in Germany

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2019, 08:07:41 AM »
Oh dear, I've not been updating here. However, today was the day of the transfer printing. I've been putting this off for ages because frankly it scared me: I was either going to be coming back this PM with a smile and several nice shiny transfers, or I was about to break the office printer. Being the pessimist's pessimist I naturally expect the latter.

Thanks to some help from the manager, the printer did as it was told and we've got transfers: We've got transfers, and I haven't destroyed the printer...

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Manager now thinks I'm weird.
 

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2019, 08:34:56 AM »
Great news about the transfers.

Tony

PS.
Happy Dance?

Offline Andy in Germany

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2019, 06:46:53 AM »
Great news about the transfers.

Tony

PS.
Happy Dance?

You don't have a Happy Dance for successful transfer production? Sirrah, you haven't lived.

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2019, 09:04:33 AM »
You don't have a Happy Dance for successful transfer production? Sirrah, you haven't lived.
I have a happy dance for getting the lid off a lot of paint without redecorating the room (I set my milestones at achievable levels).

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2019, 08:21:15 PM »
I have a happy dance for getting the lid off a lot of paint without redecorating the room (I set my milestones at achievable levels).

Secret to a happy life...

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2019, 08:33:38 PM »
Looks like I've been a bit remiss in my posting here as well...

The Wood wagon below now has uprights:



And they are even upright (mostly)



Which was great, until I needed to paint them:



But I got there eventually...



However, something is still missing, can't think what it is though...



Meanwhile, after a considerable amount of faffing about, the van is now in glorious technicolour. :



Admittedly the colour in question is mostly grey, but itís colour; not just blank primer, and thus incredibly exciting.

I probably should get out more.

Actually, now I look at it the green is a bit too light so Iíll have to work on it, or possibly just hit it a bit harder than planned with weathering. The originals are generally rust free but they travel about a fair bit, and donít seem to be cleaned any more than strictly necessary: these arenít preserved relics.

This is very useful as it means I can hide the worst of my mistakes learning experiences under Ďweatheringí and no-one will be the wiserÖ

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2019, 09:33:20 AM »
The sliding panel van is really nice now! I like the grey/green combination.
Although it is H0 scale my weathering might encourage you to try some dirty experiments on yours too. Quick and easy! It's Vallejo BLACK SHADE and after drying a second layer of SEPIA SHADE on the panels and a final beige drybrushing at the painted ends: