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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 482561 times)

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Offline Chris in Prague

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #585 on: September 19, 2014, 09:31:06 PM »
I need a break between each assignment so I can do some painting put the model under a plastic cover or gluing and leave it to dry whilst i get on with my work. 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #586 on: September 20, 2014, 08:40:40 PM »
Some more quick photos:

The secondhand wagons I recently received (including a nice fish van which will be painted in Halford's red undercoat as an Early BR Bauxite one -- I hope prototypically -- I like unusual wagons and a fish van is very appropriate for Penmayne so it will be seen in goods trains passing through Cant Cove).

After removing most of the text (the last of the text on the brake van was removed, this evening):





The orange wagons will be spraypainted Halford's red plastic undercoat as Early BR Bauxite. The other wagons, apart from the fish van and brake van, of course, will be painted Castle Estates blue; I hope, tomorrow.

Yes, yet another ex-LNER short wheelbase brake van; this one will be spraypainted grey (Tamiya Grey Undercoat) for a change. That means I will have my original grey (painted) 'Wadebridge' ex-LNER brake van surplus to requirements.

Two mineral wagons, one of which that I'm not sure I want to keep (if anyone is interested in the dark grey one?):



The two Kestrel kits and Ratio doors kits I won as an item on eBay recently for an excellent price plus my two Ratio brass window kits (which I also mentioned):







With Ratio gutters and drainpipes (I have a few packs of those ready painted) -- the Kestrel ones are awful, I think I could make those Kestrel kits look much better. (I already mentioned that the water tower is VERY similar to the former one at Bude. However, I am thinking of making one using grey stone instead of bricks, like the former one at Halwill Junction).

This evening, after checking student draft assignments all day, I got time to patch paint the wagons where the text was removed and paint the wagon roofs. (Pictures tomorrow.)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #587 on: September 20, 2014, 09:11:01 PM »
A great way to chill out after a busy day Chris. Looking forward to the updates tomorrow :D

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #588 on: September 20, 2014, 09:27:25 PM »
A great way to chill out after a busy day Chris. Looking forward to the updates tomorrow :D

Thanks, Jon. Yes, it was. 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #589 on: September 20, 2014, 09:56:14 PM »
It's always good to relax.
Will await further updates on Sunday.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #590 on: September 21, 2014, 06:53:38 AM »
Thanks, Martin. Yes, it is.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #591 on: September 21, 2014, 10:06:29 AM »
Good morning from sunny Prague. More quick update photos.

The results of patch painting, plus the completed Castle Brewery van (with the damaged body; it's missing the continuation of several of the vertical edge stanchions -- maybe, repairable with plasticard and superglue?):



Interestingly, Humbrol Rust seems to be a good approximate match for goods wagon brown (on the two left-hand wagons). It would even be possible, to carefully repaint the LNER brake van into faded brown and leave the white handrails?

The previously repainted vans; however, one van (top left, in Castle Brewery dark blue) needs patch painting to cover the removed GW logo then repainting and reweathering:



Note the van roofs need to be painted on the underside edges, too!

Two unfitted (grey) mineral wagons showing how much larger the Minitrix one is! (I thought only Lima wagons were out of scale?)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #592 on: September 21, 2014, 11:53:55 AM »
A relaxing morning spent painting wagons: the first coats of Castle Estates blue on two of the wooden-bodied opens and matt black on the various wagon underframes. Also, patch-painted the old Castle Brewery van (to cover up where the GW logo was). It will need reweathering but the patch-painting looks good as though it had had some bodywork repairs but not a full repaint.

That leaves the wagons to be spraypainted, tomorrow, and silver and red to be done.

More photos., tomorrow.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #593 on: September 21, 2014, 03:03:18 PM »
Keep up the good work Chris.
Beautiful day down here in Cornwall so all that I've done modelling wise it a base coat on 4 swans and 4 ducks !
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #594 on: September 21, 2014, 04:10:42 PM »
Having won another Peco LNER short wheelbase brake van, I now will have too many! If anyone wants one in either BR Grey or BR Brown liveries (repainted by myself and as supplied to Trepol Bay!), please, send me a PM! I can also lightly weather one according to prototype colour photos.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #595 on: September 21, 2014, 04:12:28 PM »
Having won another LNER short wheelbase brake van, I now will have too many! If anyone wants one in either BR Grey or BR Brown liveries (repainted by myself and as supplied to Trepol Bay!), please, send me a PM! I can also lightly weather one.

Pm for you Chris

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #596 on: September 21, 2014, 04:17:25 PM »
Thanks, Jon. Practice makes better . . . I have my first ex-LNER Toad 10ft. wheelbase 'Wadebridge' brake van, handpainted in BR Grey, (IMHO only looks good from normal viewing distance), my second (first one spraypainted) in BR Brown (and delivered to Martin's Trepol Bay has appeared on both my thread and Martin's) I was MUCH happier with. I'm now on to my third and fourth brake vans, both already spraypainted in BR Brown and only awaiting completion of the white handrails (a time-consuming, fiddly job) with my fifth (will be my first one in grey which is spraypainted) following. A sixth brake van is coming and will also be spraypainted in grey, for me (at present). I find painting them very relaxing. 8-) However, I really only need one in grey and one in brown.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #597 on: September 21, 2014, 04:31:26 PM »
So, my first grey spraypainted ex-LNER brakevan will be going to Jon, nicely weathered. Photos. will be posted. I hope to do spraypainting tomorrow morning.

I have a nice selection of colour photos of theses 'Wadebridge' brake vans in use in the 1960s.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #598 on: September 21, 2014, 05:31:29 PM »
So, my first grey spraypainted ex-LNER brakevan will be going to Jon, nicely weathered. Photos. will be posted. I hope to do spraypainting tomorrow morning.

I have a nice selection of colour photos of theses 'Wadebridge' brake vans in use in the 1960s.

Thanks Chris. :D

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #599 on: September 21, 2014, 05:44:22 PM »
Having weathered some old box vans, i decided to lightly weather one of my two Brown ex-LNER brake vans that I am currently painting, as an experiment, Jon. (NO point in having both look ex-works!) I will post pictures, tomorrow, so you can see.

I'll also post some pictures of the real-life prototypes.

 

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