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Offline matthais-mouse

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #45 on: October 08, 2015, 02:03:11 PM »
Swish, awesome indeed matey  :D

If you still need the books for the original idea, let me know and you can still make use of both the wagon and locomotive ones  :)
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Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2015, 07:29:40 PM »
Fram your right I'm up one land train,but the aim of this project was to build a train to cover the archetypal British thirties train. Some how I can't see this model chugging through the Home Counties in high summer  lol so I've used up a fair amount of my spare time on a model that takes me no closer to my goal.i I've no doubt I'll use it at some point though.

Michi I'm glad you like this sidetracked project,if I'm honest I'm not entirely sure what you mean ,are you referring to the engine or the model as the engine popped up with a random steam locomotive search,and the model well that's on the forum and it's just a result of getting sidetracked (as a lot of these projects seem to be results of getting sidetracked from the original idea)
As you,Andym and the three Matt's have all expressed an interest in what I've been doing,then I'd class that as a win,(would have felt a bit paranoid if no one had commented though lol)
So I'll keep plodding along with this project though it's likely to take a while.
Mark.

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2015, 09:31:59 PM »
It looks so good and is yet unseen elsewhere - unbelievable!

Michi,if I'm honest I'm not entirely sure what you mean ,are you referring to the engine or the model as the engine

I meant that it is of such great pulp goodness that it makes me wonder why not anybody else has had the idea to build one yet. At least I haven´t seen it before. I am still most impressed by both the prototypical existence as well as your execution of that paper scratch build. If have built quite a few paper models myself, but did never step that far. Ambitious and rewarding, I´d say - you know your craft very well.

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #48 on: October 09, 2015, 09:55:36 PM »
It's come out very nice. Such a ugly thing, that somehow still has an air of charm.
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Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2015, 12:14:25 AM »
With you now ;)
I think the reason no one has looked at using it for pulp is quite simple,when you think of crossing snow you think snowcat not steam train ,and when you think steam locomotive you think of rails not going cross country on ski's and tracks.
I think it's the Heath Robinson nature of the engine that keeps it interesting and adds to the pulp appeal .
Ambitious no just time consuming purely for the number of parts it requires.as for knowing my craft  lol I really do just make it up as I go along no plans just the two photos I've posted.
Here's a quick sketch of an idea for the track and that's petty much all I'll use,to make all the track.(the rest will just fall out of my head as I go.)
I'm just toying with the chicken and the egg question this project raises.before I pick up tools again.
Mark.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2015, 02:31:44 AM by tin shed gamer »

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2015, 12:42:05 AM »
I've decided to go back and finish the land train before starting the track section prototype . Simply because it was bugging the heck out of me, that I'd not painted the carriage section as the engine was of little use on its own.The truth is I'd no clear idea on how to paint it as nothing seemed to fit,the daft idea for a carriage . Until I came across a thread on the Back of Beyond board ,about Russian Train paint schemes.which seemed to be a great idea to turn this into a faded 'dark circus train' (simply because of the colour scheme, not the original topic and use)being re commissioned for what ever scenario it ends up in. So here's the first test panel/ billboard .

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2015, 07:43:49 AM »
I missed the carriage somehow. Lovely!  :-*

Nice idea with tge paint scheme too.

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2015, 08:00:33 AM »
Ooo, missed this one  8)

Grand as always  :)

cheers

James

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #53 on: October 19, 2015, 09:19:01 AM »
The engine, now it's finished looks fantastic, you truly are a Master of the Card Art.....

Tony

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #54 on: October 19, 2015, 06:55:20 PM »
Thanks all,
Here's a few more progress pictures . I'm using elements of propaganda posters rather than doing a straight copy of each as that'd take to long and I think could end up looking too busy,for my needs.

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #55 on: October 20, 2015, 07:06:32 AM »
Loving your progress sir!

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #56 on: October 20, 2015, 06:29:12 PM »
Interesting... Japanese?

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #57 on: October 20, 2015, 09:59:32 PM »
Matt,
Its Russian,the 'sun rise'seems to appear alot in the propaganda images.I was worried about using it as an image as it does make you think of Japan rather than Russia.But the more I thought about it .The more useful it seemed , theres a couple more levels of detailing to go over it so it wont be quite so bold.

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #58 on: October 20, 2015, 10:42:23 PM »
Matt,
Its Russian,the 'sun rise'seems to appear alot in the propaganda images.I was worried about using it as an image as it does make you think of Japan rather than Russia.But the more I thought about it .The more useful it seemed , theres a couple more levels of detailing to go over it so it wont be quite so bold.


You might replace the white by a yellow background. We´re so used to link red and gold with communism nowadays...

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #59 on: October 21, 2015, 01:45:08 AM »
That was exactly what I was thinking. Changing the white to yellow would help shift it to a more Soviet look.

 

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