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Author Topic: Dr Al's workbench - clearing the backlog, and adding some Zs  (Read 73316 times)

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - clearing the backlog, and adding some Zs
« Reply #690 on: December 12, 2019, 06:23:42 PM »
Wow!!!!!

She certainly looks fantastic!!!! A very very nice flat matt black there Sir!!!!

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - clearing the backlog, and adding some Zs
« Reply #691 on: December 12, 2019, 08:34:51 PM »
For those that don't like black....there is something non-black coming, I promise!

I’m sure other colours will no doubt be executed brilliantly as well but I’m for the black to keep going!!  :greatpicturessign:

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - clearing the backlog, and adding some Zs
« Reply #692 on: December 13, 2019, 05:22:20 PM »
Back on the southern, the remaining Zs have had their firebox top apparatus fitted:



Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - clearing the backlog, and adding some Zs
« Reply #693 on: December 14, 2019, 12:09:52 PM »
Final build task on the Zs now completed - the front footplate grab rails.

These are now essentially complete.











My equivalent of Eastleigh works's paint shop now awaits.

In the NE paint shop, the D49 has been glossed and will get lining next.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - clearing the backlog, and adding some Zs
« Reply #694 on: December 14, 2019, 12:21:45 PM »
Final build task on the Zs now completed - the front footplate grab rails.
These are now essentially complete.

and they are looking essentially, nay, seriously good  :beers:

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« Reply #695 on: December 14, 2019, 01:00:11 PM »
Even though they were built at Brighton  ;D

Sorry @Dr Al I'm in no way trying to be nasty. These are fantastic builds that you have carried out.

For a non SR man you must be extremely happy with how you've created these masterpieces

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« Reply #696 on: December 14, 2019, 01:28:04 PM »
Even though they were built at Brighton  ;D

Only because Ashford was too busy converting the K Class Rivers to U Classes  :P

If the second batch of Zs hadn't been cancelled, they'd have been built at Eastleigh.


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« Reply #697 on: December 14, 2019, 01:35:45 PM »
If the second batch of Zs hadn't been cancelled, they'd have been built at Eastleigh.

Ha, I like this.

I wonder if anyone else has ever built 3 Zs at once - maybe this is the second batch!!

Cheers,
Alan
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« Reply #698 on: December 14, 2019, 01:50:45 PM »
If the second batch of Zs hadn't been cancelled, they'd have been built at Eastleigh.

Ha, I like this.
I wonder if anyone else has ever built 3 Zs at once - maybe this is the second batch!!

Could be - when are you starting on the other seven though?
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« Reply #699 on: December 15, 2019, 06:51:10 PM »
After two passes of primer and cleanup, the Zs are now ready for paint:





Cheers,
Alan
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« Reply #700 on: December 16, 2019, 07:43:37 PM »
Zs now painted.



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A few touch ups and clean ups, then gloss in prep for decals.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - clearing the backlog, and adding some Zs
« Reply #701 on: December 16, 2019, 08:46:05 PM »
Hi Alan

I'm intrigued by the black - is it really a very dark grey?

I've been using a dark grey primer from Expo Tools recently and am thinking of using it as the top coat on black locos to save one paint layer when finishing.

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« Reply #702 on: December 16, 2019, 09:10:08 PM »
This is fantastic stuff, Alan.

It's like Brighton Works ninety years ago.

Proper job!

Best wishes.

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - clearing the backlog, and adding some Zs
« Reply #703 on: December 16, 2019, 10:12:08 PM »
I'm intrigued by the black - is it really a very dark grey?

Over-exposed Matt black...photos make it look overly grey.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - clearing the backlog, and adding some Zs
« Reply #704 on: December 16, 2019, 10:45:49 PM »
Wonderful painting already. I am intrigued how you painted the discs which appear to be white on the reverse too. Are they detachable?

 

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