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UKGuy
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Posted - 01/08/2014 :  10:42:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The beginning of many...





Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 02/21/2014 3:47:03 PM

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dallas_m
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Posted - 01/09/2014 :  12:02:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You may proceed ...

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
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grlakeslogger
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Posted - 01/09/2014 :  12:45:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl,
Nice grain and texture in those castings! And your weathering techniques really show them off to best advantage. Looking great!!!


--Stu--
It's a great day whenever steam heads out into the timber!

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wesleybeks
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Posted - 01/09/2014 :  05:08:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ahhhh yes. Those look fantastic Karl.

I loved this kit. Was my first SWSM build, so your pics bring back fond memories.



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UKGuy
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Posted - 02/21/2014 :  7:50:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the replies Dallas, Stu and Wes. Good to read from you all.

did a little more work on some of the castings, trying to ease myself back into it and show some progress.






Gotta love Brett's castings, clean, crisp and no clean-up







Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 02/21/2014 7:51:35 PM

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Pennman
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Posted - 02/21/2014 :  11:39:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just caught up with this build, sorry. You are doing tedious work, but I'm sure you can handle it and you are doing a beautiful job.

Rich



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dallas_m
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Posted - 02/22/2014 :  09:21:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The parts and cart look great!

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Dallas

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/22/2014 :  09:32:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Karl. Your right the detail parts are the best around. And you sure make them come to life.

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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UKGuy
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Posted - 02/22/2014 :  11:47:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the posts Rich, Dallas and Jerry, great to hear from you all, thanks for the kind words.

Rich, working with Brett's castings is far from tedious. The castings are incredibly well detailed,
their crispness and clarity is unrivaled and you get far more for your money than any other manufacturer.
This makes them a pleasure to work with/on.

The castings can look fantastic with quick and simple techniques or you can spend more time on them and
make them look even better.

Working with Brett's castings and improving my techniques is one of the most enjoyable parts for me.

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 02/22/2014 11:49:10 AM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 02/22/2014 :  12:32:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love these parts. What looks like an air pump is particularly nice.
And your job is very neat as usual.



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PortEmerson
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Posted - 02/22/2014 :  2:44:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a great job on those details, I hope I could even come close to these with mine!

Joe

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Pennman
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Posted - 02/23/2014 :  01:01:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UKGuy

Thanks for the posts Rich, Dallas and Jerry, great to hear from you all, thanks for the kind words.

Rich, working with Brett's castings is far from tedious. The castings are incredibly well detailed,
their crispness and clarity is unrivaled and you get far more for your money than any other manufacturer.
This makes them a pleasure to work with/on.

Karl,

I have a ton of Brett's castings, and have yet to weather any of them. Just trying to build a few structures before I do. I think I attemped some of them with alcohol & chalks at an earlier time, and it worked well for me, but I never added any paint or anything else to them. I will have to try it soon. Thanks for the information.

Rich

The castings can look fantastic with quick and simple techniques or you can spend more time on them and
make them look even better.

Working with Brett's castings and improving my techniques is one of the most enjoyable parts for me.

Karl.A




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djdutch
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Posted - 02/23/2014 :  08:11:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit djdutch's Homepage  Reply with Quote
just jump in here and take a look, Karl your castins are looking really great sometimes I wish I had some kind of blacken it solution to blacken my white metal part unfortunately I can't get it here in te Netherlands.
So I prime and paint all my castings before weathering.

I follow this build along and can you do some how to on how you paint your castings and the colors and products you use.


DJ

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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 02/23/2014 :  11:06:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How in heck did I miss this thread? Got a lot of catching up to do.

Arthur

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UKGuy
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Posted - 02/25/2014 :  3:17:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the replies Frederic, portemerson?, Rich, DJ and Arthur.

DJ, PCB echant also works as a blackener, actually better than the A-west Blacken-it. This should be available at an electronics shop.

DJ, the details here were all done with the techniques I just described in the recent tutorial including how-to and what with. The castings are now essentially finished for this build.

Thanks for reading,

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 02/25/2014 4:06:52 PM

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