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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 254027 times)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #105 on: October 02, 2014, 03:47:21 PM »
"I know I'm biased, but that is lovely!! Gets my vote!!"



I couldn't possibly think why that would be Ozymandias!  :laugh:
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #106 on: October 09, 2014, 11:25:46 AM »
A few more developments on other projects, as I had my camera phone to hand last night...

Lined out B12 looking rather lovely - needs a final smooth varnish...




A Prairie being re-liveried to LT colours. I know the original was L150, but Radley's don't do that decal and I'm lazy... ;)




B1 and B12 side by side...




Glazing done on the Class 50. I did try using GLue and Glaze (great stuff!) but the front window apertures are just a bit too big. So the G'n'G was put to good use as an acetate adhesive...








More from the paint room... a 4MT stripped and re-painted in BR green, the Riddle getting more sandy and... what's this? Another "Harry Potter" Hall in production? Could be...! ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #107 on: October 09, 2014, 07:38:26 PM »
The Maestro's at it again!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #108 on: October 10, 2014, 06:59:04 AM »
Lovely work.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #109 on: October 10, 2014, 09:09:56 AM »
Awww, cheers guys!  :) *blushes*
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #110 on: October 10, 2014, 12:15:31 PM »
Very good lining. :thumbsup:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #111 on: October 13, 2014, 02:41:33 PM »
One for the non-steamie amongst you...!  ;)


This was a very rough-looking/running blue Hermes Warship. It's now a rather lovely red/maroon D809 "Champion" Warship that runs really well.. A total strip down, re-spray and re-decal.





Rather proud of the numbering - took ages to get it straight! And the metal nameplates really set it off:




Another one for ebay, sadly - I need to offset some layout costs - but it has been a lovely project!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #112 on: October 13, 2014, 09:32:06 PM »
Nice restoration - lots of rough Minitrix out there, which are mechanically fine but cosmetically worn - nice to see one brought back from the brink!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #113 on: October 14, 2014, 06:59:52 AM »
If you would like to pm me your address I have picked up a couple of bits for you... a bit like a goody bag!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #114 on: October 14, 2014, 09:58:40 AM »
I keep forgetting just how many projects I've got on the go...! Ah well, keeps me out of mischief...


The Riddle 07 now has her proper "desert sand" painted wheels and black/red valve gear...






A formerly rather ropey-looking green LNER A3 that will be a shiny new BR Experimental Blue (ish) A3...





Problems with acrylic satin varnish "bloom" on my Southern tank. Bizarrely it only seems to have affected the top rather than the sides, so I'll paint over, re-line and re-varnish...






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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #115 on: October 14, 2014, 10:02:02 AM »
Problems with acrylic satin varnish "bloom" on my Southern tank. Bizarrely it only seems to have affected the top rather than the sides, so I'll paint over, re-line and re-varnish...




Have you considered using this as a weathering example? If you chose to weather it it would save having a full repaint of what you've already done....

Which varnish was it you used here?

Cheers,
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #116 on: October 14, 2014, 10:15:58 AM »
Oz

Apologies if you've already mentioned it, but might I ask how you are applying the paint to the bodies. Are you brushing it on or using an airbrush? So the steps would be;

1) Prime (sprayed on?)
2) Painted (one or two coats?)
3) Varnished (applied with a brush?)

Sorry for all the questions, it's just I'm fascinated with your work and it's something I aspire to one day. Why not learn from the maestro hey?

Cheers

Dan
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #117 on: October 14, 2014, 10:29:27 AM »
Oz

Apologies if you've already mentioned it, but might I ask how you are applying the paint to the bodies. Are you brushing it on or using an airbrush? So the steps would be;

1) Prime (sprayed on?)
2) Painted (one or two coats?)
3) Varnished (applied with a brush?)

Sorry for all the questions, it's just I'm fascinated with your work and it's something I aspire to one day. Why not learn from the maestro hey?

Cheers

Dan

Hi Dan,

It depends on the loco (plastic/metal) and the paint I'm using.

This particular one has a metal body, so I primed it with Halfords grey primer spray. I only have Maunsell green as a Humbrol acrylic pot, so I painted this on (2 coats) with a brush, then 2 coats of Humbrol acrylic gloss varnish, again brush, and then applied the decals. Then I used Humbrol spray satin varnish over the top - which is where the bloom problems began.

I think my acrylic varnish spraying environment needs to be a lot drier and warmer than my unheated garage!

When I use enamel or Halfords car spray paints (much easier!!) I use the same primer, then do the main colour first - then pick out detailing (black roof, smokebox, footplates, red buffer beams etc) in enamel thinned with a little IPA.

Normally car paints will be "gloss" enough to accept decals, so these are applied and then a final coat of spray satin enamel varnish over the top.

"Maestro"?! *blushes* You are too kind, Sir! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #118 on: October 14, 2014, 10:32:38 AM »

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Have you considered using this as a weathering example? If you chose to weather it it would save having a full repaint of what you've already done....

Which varnish was it you used here?

Cheers,
Alan
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I've shied away from weathering, simply because it's not something I've ever done before... but you're right, maybe this is just the excuse I need...! ;)

The varnish I used here was Humbrol spray acrylic satin, but I used it in chilly and damp conditions - not a mistake I'll make again!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #119 on: October 20, 2014, 10:28:49 AM »
I found this badly beaten, chopped about and bent Beyer Garrett kit in a box of spares and repairs I bought. Talk about "kit-bashing"!!

I'm going to try and fix it....   :worried:  :confused1:  :doh:












Wish me luck...

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