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Author Topic: Scratchbuilding a Dockside Crane for Barnton Yard  (Read 1166 times)

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Dockside Crane for Barnton Yard
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2019, 06:21:33 AM »
Work on the jib is progressing...

I'm quite pleased with where this is going so far. Some more to do on it then I'll start on the cab.






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Re: Scratchbuilding a Dockside Crane for Barnton Yard
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2020, 07:55:24 PM »
As usual, life got in the way of any real progress on this for quite some time... We had a lot of building work done just before Christmas and it is only in the last few weeks I've had time to pick this up again.

I built the base of the cab and then realised it was going to be way, way too big...


I needed to do something different, something smaller, and I drew a blank...

So in the meantime I added a walkway and ladder to the base.



And this is how the model was left whilst we had the building work done...




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Re: Scratchbuilding a Dockside Crane for Barnton Yard
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2020, 07:57:01 PM »
Oh! I did manage to buy some Archer rivets as recommended by PaulCheffus before the work ground to a halt!



It is only in the last few weeks during lockdown that I have returned to the model. I'll post an update later...

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Dockside Crane for Barnton Yard
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2020, 05:50:35 PM »
I finally started work on the cab.



The jib caused the crane to topple as it is probably too long, so I filled the back of the cab with .177 pellets and plenty of PVA!



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Re: Scratchbuilding a Dockside Crane for Barnton Yard
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2020, 05:59:43 PM »
And this is after I added a few more details and the rivets. I also wasn't happy with the door, so removed that and cut out a door, and glued a Ratio door behind. Much better, I think.



All ready for primer now!






EDIT: Fixed the picture rotations
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Re: Scratchbuilding a Dockside Crane for Barnton Yard
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2020, 06:23:01 PM »
 Looking very good indeed.

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Dockside Crane for Barnton Yard
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2020, 02:52:00 PM »
Flackmunky,
Watch out for ballast weight secured by PVA. The PVA can shrink over time, distorting the surrounding structure. Guess how I know -  :'(
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Re: Scratchbuilding a Dockside Crane for Barnton Yard
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2020, 06:57:01 PM »
@greenlaneman thanks for the heads-up... Hopefully won't be an issue as the back is full of pellets, so don't think they can move much. At least I hope not.

Anyway, here are some pictures following the primer coat being applied. Models always look better with a bit of primer.

Note that the roof isn't stuck down yet and I had to go easy with the primer to avoid runs, so the base isn't fully covered. I ordered so acrylic airbrush primer as I wasn't happy at all with the aerosol primer I used. I wish I hadn't used it as it was quite thick and has obliterated the rivet details in places. Hey! Ho! Every day you learn something new.



A close-up of the base







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Re: Scratchbuilding a Dockside Crane for Barnton Yard
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2020, 09:34:51 AM »
Not much to add, other than I applied the base coat of paint - a pale blue - by airbrush. Next step is weathering...












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Re: Scratchbuilding a Dockside Crane for Barnton Yard
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2020, 05:27:19 PM »
I've started weathering my crane...



I'm quite happy with the way this is heading, and I'm mindful to not over do it.



The roof still isn't glued on and I need to create an interior and glaze the windows.



Any suggestions or comments on how to improve the weathering would be greatly appreciated. I feel like I'm talking to myself here!

Thanks all...

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Dockside Crane for Barnton Yard
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2020, 08:42:23 PM »
I don't think I've looked at this topic before, but it's very good! Making the jig for the legs was well worthwhile and the whole structure's really come out well. It's so difficult to get all the angles right on this sort of thing (I myself have failed to do it many times!) but you've nailed it.

Jim
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Re: Scratchbuilding a Dockside Crane for Barnton Yard
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2020, 12:43:34 PM »
Hi Jim,

Thanks for the comment. I'm quite happy with it. I've been building a small load to hang from the hook (which I ordered from Langley Models) and I think I'll be done. I've also been kit bashing a cargo ship which I'll post in another thread.




 

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