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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #390 on: July 09, 2018, 05:15:41 PM »
Looks like I've been rumbled! Although at the moment all paint pots, apart from the railmatch, and the weathering powders, and the maskol and the matt varnish... fit in the drawers.  :angel:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #391 on: July 09, 2018, 05:35:21 PM »
Hi Chris, I got it from Poundland. I don't know whether you have such things in sunny Prague? The drawers are just big enough to hold the small tins from Humbrol, Revell. Not big enough for railmatch paint pots though.

It's really good (well a bit flimsy, but hey what do you expect for a quid?) and a typical man solution to tidy up. Everything is all in one place and not tidied such that you can't find what you are looking for.  :doh:

If you like I can investigate postage costs. it's very light so it will be size that will dictate cost.

Hi Keith, that would be great but I have more little tins of paint than you. No, we don't have Poundland, here. Many thanks, Chris.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #392 on: July 11, 2018, 12:37:14 PM »
Hi Chris, I got it from Poundland. I don't know whether you have such things in sunny Prague? The drawers are just big enough to hold the small tins from Humbrol, Revell. Not big enough for railmatch paint pots though.

It's really good (well a bit flimsy, but hey what do you expect for a quid?) and a typical man solution to tidy up. Everything is all in one place and not tidied such that you can't find what you are looking for.  :doh:

If you like I can investigate postage costs. it's very light so it will be size that will dictate cost.

Hi Keith, that would be great but I have more little tins of paint than you. No, we don't have Poundland, here. Many thanks, Chris.

Blimey Chris. Thought that I could get 2 sets of drawers in a single box to “halve the unit cost of postage “. According to the parcel force calculator sending a 650 gram package to Prague would cost £45  :goggleeyes:   That means each £1 unit would cost you £23.50. I’m guessing that doesn’t make sense  :hmmm:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #393 on: July 11, 2018, 12:52:30 PM »
Hi Chris, I got it from Poundland. I don't know whether you have such things in sunny Prague? The drawers are just big enough to hold the small tins from Humbrol, Revell. Not big enough for railmatch paint pots though.

It's really good (well a bit flimsy, but hey what do you expect for a quid?) and a typical man solution to tidy up. Everything is all in one place and not tidied such that you can't find what you are looking for.  :doh:

If you like I can investigate postage costs. it's very light so it will be size that will dictate cost.

Hi Keith, that would be great but I have more little tins of paint than you. No, we don't have Poundland, here. Many thanks, Chris.

Blimey Chris. Thought that I could get 2 sets of drawers in a single box to “halve the unit cost of postage “. According to the parcel force calculator sending a 650 gram package to Prague would cost £45  :goggleeyes:   That means each £1 unit would cost you £23.50. I’m guessing that doesn’t make sense  :hmmm:

Thanks, Keith. That certainly does not seem right. See: https://www.parcel2go.com/parcel-delivery/czech-republic

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #394 on: July 11, 2018, 01:07:32 PM »
It looks like it could be under £8.00, if you take it to a drop-off point.
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #395 on: July 11, 2018, 01:17:12 PM »
Hi Chris, yep around £12 postage for two units. That would be insured, but not express  :)
So down to £7 each. By the way each of the three drawers takes 12 paint pots. So 36 pots per unit.

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« Reply #396 on: July 11, 2018, 02:18:02 PM »
Many thanks, Keith. That sounds far more reasonable. 36 pots in one unit should be more than enough. I don't use many colours but do keep 'spares'. Please, PM me re: postage and payment when you're ready. (I need to tidy up and these units will help.)

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #397 on: July 13, 2018, 01:50:05 PM »
"New" Rolling Stock Arrives


My first attempts as some serious weathering...









Each pair of wagons uses a different technique. The "boulders" are bluetac to temporarily add some running weight.


Thank you for looking. As always comments and feedback most welcome.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #398 on: July 13, 2018, 02:33:00 PM »
Looks good Keith.
I particularly like the pair nearest the Hymek.
I’ll get round to fixing it drekkly me ‘ansome.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #399 on: July 13, 2018, 05:27:08 PM »
Flippin' 'eck, they look rusty!
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #400 on: July 13, 2018, 06:06:24 PM »
The first two look too orange in the photo., to me. Such rust is more mid-to dark brown. The rust patches also look a little too large. I'd also try dry brushing dark grey and black around the raised parts most likely to collect dirt. But, for a first attempt, very good.

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« Reply #401 on: July 13, 2018, 10:14:48 PM »
 :hellosign: Looking good to me, excellent work  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #402 on: July 13, 2018, 10:21:33 PM »
:hellosign: Looking good to me, excellent work  :thumbsup:
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #403 on: July 14, 2018, 12:31:42 PM »
I think the last pic shows them up well. At least you haven't gone OTT like I did with my first attempt, but I did want them 'very grotty'


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #404 on: July 23, 2018, 07:55:39 PM »
They look suitably grotty to me NN! I don’t consider them to be OTT at all.  :beers:

 

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