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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2015, 03:08:39 pm »
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Today I populated my Dapol Pannier with one of ModelU's amazing new figure range. The 3d print is supplied in red plastic and was painted using Citadel Acrylics over a grey undercoat. The detail is quite incredible for someone just under 1cm in height!

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2015, 03:58:31 pm »
Have to say the figures for steam era train crew look excellent but having checked their website they are 2 per figure and I'd need an awful lot of them. My wallet has left home in disgust :'(

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2015, 09:24:37 pm »
Very nice figures but as has been said, a bit expensive if you need more than a few.

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« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2015, 09:27:00 pm »
A tad expensive maybe but they do strike a realistic pose and stand up well to close up photography.
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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2015, 09:36:31 pm »
They are far better than the Farish '1950s Train Crew' packs but, assuming 2 per footplate (and I have at least 50 steam locos), that's 200 whereas the Farish packs contain 5 figures for about 7.00.
I really like the ones leaning out of the cab window, though, so might shell out for a few of them. :-\

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2015, 09:45:35 pm »
They are far better than the Farish '1950s Train Crew' packs but, assuming 2 per footplate (and I have at least 50 steam locos), that's 200 whereas the Farish packs contain 5 figures for about 7.00.
I really like the ones leaning out of the cab window, though, so might shell out for a few of them. :-\
So might I. 
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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2015, 09:55:51 pm »
Definitely looks the part.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2015, 12:34:27 am »
They are easily worth 2 a figure in comparison to Farish's blobbier offerings IMO; saying that, this is my only steam engine, so can splash out a little; I can see why there would be a problem populating 50-odd locos!

I've got a diesel driver to for my 24 but to be honest I don't think he'll be visible! So I'm going to save him for something with.a bigger windscreen,  like a DMU.

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2015, 03:30:37 am »
Really nice weathering Jonas. Thanks for sharing. I love the blue line up!

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2015, 05:51:40 pm »
Chopper pair
Chopper pair

I'm productive at the moment, working on my boy's suitcase layout for Christmas today, plus I have a rake of seacows to do for my first commission I've started...plus here's my second twenty finished. Much better as a pair!

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2015, 12:53:39 pm »
Fantastic stuff one again!  :jealous: I might be able to justify the purchase of a 60 now just for you to weather  :D
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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2015, 02:13:46 pm »
Fantastic work as ever Steve :thumbsup:

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2015, 03:55:02 pm »
I might be able to justify the purchase of a 60 now just for you to weather  :D

No worries mate - get hold of your 60 of choice and I'll grubby it up!

Fantastic work as ever Steve :thumbsup:

Thanks pal  :D

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2015, 09:48:53 am »
Grubby rat
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Here's the latest addition to the fleet - a Farish 25/2. I've been looking for an unweathered blue one for a while and spotted this in my local model shop on Wednesday...a Christmas present to myself!

A little more work than the usual weathering job, as I decided I couldn't live with the very prominent handrails on the cab fronts. Theses were carefully pulled out, trimmed and reshaped to fit, which also required the holes to be opened out a smidge. I also stripped the thick paint and repainted them while they were out. Unfortunately they are just held in by the factory paint job, so a couple of touch ups were required to the warning yellow on the cab front.

Weathering was then fine using my usual oil paint washes and powders, slightly heavier on the cab fronts than I'd like, but it hides a couple if sins! Running is perfect to a crawl after a bit if playing with the CVs; it's interesting I can get my 24, 25 and 37s to crawl and accelerate much more realistically than the later released pair of 20s I have. Different motors, I guess.

Anyway, apologies for the ramble; typing this as my girlfriend catches up on sleep having just done a night shift delivering Christmas babies! Merry Christmas to you all, and here's to a productive modelling year for us all in 2016!

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #44 on: December 25, 2015, 01:50:28 pm »
She is a beauty! Merry Christmas to you too!
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