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UKGuy
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Posted - 06/18/2011 :  08:52:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I'm really really looking forward to building this one. My biggest SierraWest kit attempt so far and WOW! This is one very impressive sight when you open the box.







More pictures later as I unpack this incredible kit....

Here is the link to Brett's finished pilot model to show how it looks.
http://sierrawestscalemodels.com/oscale/304/304.shtml

Karl.A

Edited by - UKGuy on 12/23/2011 11:02:14 PM

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Ensign
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Posted - 06/18/2011 :  09:36:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And I am really looking forward to watching you build this one Karl!

Greg Shinnie



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ETinBH
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Posted - 06/18/2011 :  09:52:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just take your time and read the instructions and you will be fine.

Elliott

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hon3_rr
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Posted - 06/18/2011 :  11:13:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Why you lucky dog.... I'll be watching closely as you build this because I'm sure you will do wonderful things with it. Now... Can I get a seat by the window in the club car?

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

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rtbaron
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Posted - 06/18/2011 :  12:52:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to the build.....


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/18/2011 :  4:02:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl,

Nice box!!!

Now let's see what you can do. Brett maybe will even chime in with a "nice"

Looking forward to your magic!!!

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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UKGuy
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Posted - 06/18/2011 :  11:39:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys for the initial responses and support.

As soon as I have the pics of the open boxes developed I'll be sure to post them.
Until then I'm gonna keep on weathering siding and adding knot holes.

Updates as they happen, or maybe a day or two later.

Karl.A

PS.
Good advice Elliot. Thanks.



Edited by - UKGuy on 06/19/2011 11:37:35 AM

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dallas_m
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Posted - 06/19/2011 :  12:04:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Extremely realistic packaging ... the slight blur to the photos conveys a sense of excitement ... but the workbench looks kinda fake ... a little too neat and organized. I better subscribe to this thread to see how you'll overcome that challenge ...

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

Edited by - dallas_m on 06/19/2011 12:09:26 AM

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UKGuy
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Posted - 06/19/2011 :  12:14:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Too neat and organised !!!!! ????

2 minutes into the build and it will be back to normal and I'll be modelling in the usual 6" of clear space with everything cluttered around me....

Ummm, I mean....'close to hand'.



Edited by - UKGuy on 06/19/2011 12:23:04 AM

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UKGuy
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Posted - 06/19/2011 :  12:19:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dallas_m

... the slight blur to the photos conveys a sense of excitement ...


Actually the slight blur conveys a sense of the Corona consumed when I was taking the pics.... however, they looked perfectly clear to me then.

Karl.A

(Slight blur..!!!!! I'm a modeller not a photographer damnit)

.



Edited by - UKGuy on 06/19/2011 12:24:59 AM

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silveradonorthern
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Posted - 06/19/2011 :  10:49:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Karl,

What a great way to celebrate the return of the forums; a build of a great kit by a really great modeler.

This is gonna be fun to follow.

quote:
2 minutes into the build and it will be back to normal and I'll be modelling in the usual 6" of clear space with everything cluttered around me....


Ahh ...Karl this is O scale. You may need to expand your space to 8"


Michael

Edited by - silveradonorthern on 06/19/2011 10:53:46 AM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 06/19/2011 :  10:52:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I too am looking forward to this very interesting project, Karl. I'm sure there will be lots of things to learn.



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MorganHillRR
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Posted - 06/19/2011 :  10:54:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Karl: I just subscribed to your build and look forward to watching and learning.... Joe in Morgan Hill, CA


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UKGuy
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Posted - 06/19/2011 :  11:10:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
So, whats in the box ???

Opening and unpacking the main box is no small project in itself. The box is jam full of all the exquisite SierraWest goodies that makes Brett the best in the business.
Working down through the layers reveals one great component after another, I thought I was at the end when I reached the manual at the bottom of the box, but no, there was still more to come underneath, roofing paper, view blocks, subroofs.......



The main barn and warehouse walls are built over lasercut stud walls, these look awesome and are great to work with.



The cookhouse, WOW!! that is one large chunk of resin....



The cookhouse is just one of over 170 indivdual resin castings in this kit, Brett never was skimpy on his castings before but this takes it to a whole new level....



As well as all the resin there are also of course a few metal castings... Five bags of them!!
There are probably more metal detail parts than resin but I was too tired to count. Brett has separated out some of the metal parts which make up certain items, this not only looks great when you are unpacking but will make things so much easier during assembly of these components. Thanks Brett.



The miscellaneous metal bag.





Components for building the Tractor under repair, this is a mini kit in itself!! Cool!!



Well thats some of whats in the box,
obviously there is also.....plans, manual, templates, a bunch of laser cut jigs, stripwood, subwalls ,signs, chain, brass and styrene, corrugated roofing....it just goes on and on.

Well I'm off for a lay down after all that 'exercise' and excitement., maybe more later....

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 06/19/2011 11:36:44 AM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/19/2011 :  1:31:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl

Now were talking. The box is open the parts are on the bench.
And you take a "CORONA" break. Oh well I'm sure it is deserved!!!

Be looking forward to the updates.

Jerry

Ps Not to forget Brett another great kit!!!


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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BigLars
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Posted - 06/19/2011 :  2:15:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking bunch of details you got there Karl!

Looking forward to following along.

Larry



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