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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/17/2011 :  11:36:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joe

Nice job I like the added greenery & Trees.

I know you don't check but I sent you a PM. And once again I thank you great surprise in the mialbox Friday!!!!

Jerry


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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lab-dad
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Posted - 04/19/2011 :  1:16:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit lab-dad's Homepage  Send lab-dad a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Like Jerry, the greenery looks great.
May be some dried leaves around the edges (not so neat & tidy).
I like to use used tea for this.
The color of your rust bothers me though, takes away from the overall look.
Just darken it, and add some variation, just too bright.
The boiler is a good reference.
-Marty



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onl26
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Posted - 04/19/2011 :  3:05:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Joe
You're doing a great job with this build and it's been a pleasure to watch it all come together. I do have to agree with Marty on the rust color. I know for sure this very orangy colored rust is definitely found in the real world but I just don't think it scales down as well as darker tones of rust. On some smaller objects perhaps but on large boilers and tanks it just blares out at you too much. It could be toned down just by dusting on some black or very dark umber chalk.
Kevin



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MorganHillRR
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Posted - 04/19/2011 :  8:53:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone for your encouraging words on the scenery progress. And a big thank you to Marty and Kevin for pointiong out the rust issue which I will attempt to correct. I'll try Kevin's idea first. Looking at the photos really points this out. Every step of the way tends to bring out different problem areas.

I like the idea of using tea for leaves Marty, I've never used it, but will shortly. I have the other two sides scenery done and have cut out the signs. What is that up ahead? Could it be the finish line.....Regards, Joe CCCModOn30



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MorganHillRR
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Posted - 04/22/2011 :  12:05:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello: Photos of the 3rd side and front that have been scenicked. I also took a shot of the little mini-scene that Kris recommended showing the left over material from the re-roofing job.

Working on the last details and searching for shiney things that need to be fixed. Keep the comments coming and have a great Easter weekend.

Joe in Morgan Hill, CA CCCModOn30








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visman48
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Posted - 04/22/2011 :  12:27:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Joe,
Thats really a nice piece of work, everytime I look at I see something different, and make a note to try that or use that with my efforts.

Les



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/22/2011 :  1:49:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Joe,



Really a nice job on the build. Looking forward to the next venture.

Jerry


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"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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ETinBH
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Posted - 04/22/2011 :  4:35:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done

Elliott

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hon3_rr
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Posted - 04/22/2011 :  6:51:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done Joe. You could get down to the super nit-picks at this point, but why worry with such an outstanding build. I, for one, am also looking forward to seeing your next build.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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Geezer
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Posted - 04/23/2011 :  06:25:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just had time to roll through this build......
very well done in all aspects....



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Geezer
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Posted - 04/23/2011 :  06:31:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
karl...the master of detail finish....
amazing!



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MorganHillRR
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Posted - 04/23/2011 :  10:49:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys for your comments and continued support. This is a terrific kit, a lot of fun to build, and it has been great working with everyone to get it to a higher level.

My son-in-law will be over Sunday with his super camera and talents in taking pictures. If the weather cooperates, we'll try to get some finals shots outside.

And Kris, please send me your super nit-picks. I also have a couple of things that I'm not sure about:(1) the ladder was made with left over 2 X 4's, I'm thinking I should have use dowels on the rungs and (2) I used wire fishing leaders on the guy wires instead of brass wire and I'm not happy with the teflon/plastic coating look. I tried to dull it down with Dullcoat but that didn't help.

Take care, have a great weekend....Joe



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UKGuy
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Posted - 04/23/2011 :  4:17:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
It really looks great Joe, very nice work. I like the finished edge to the base also, a professional look to the scene.

Karl.A



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MorganHillRR
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Posted - 04/25/2011 :  09:40:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Karl.....Joe CCCModOn30


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visman48
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Posted - 04/25/2011 :  10:01:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Joe and Karl,
I second that on the base finish...nothing bugs me more than to see a nice diorama with pink or blue foam showing and dribbles of paint and coming out the back or side.

I like the guy wire, it probably should have a dull gray look with specs of rust and soot.

Les



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