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masonamerican
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Posted - 04/22/2016 :  6:30:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Bob! Keep up the work.

And thanks for the kind words. It is great hearing that you enjoy the build.

Håkan



Edited by - masonamerican on 04/22/2016 6:32:14 PM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/23/2016 :  04:34:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's really a very nice car, and a very neat job on the building of it.


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Seca River Matt
New Hire

Posted - 04/23/2016 :  05:22:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great stuff - keep building!


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railman28
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Posted - 04/23/2016 :  2:29:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Håkan, Frederic and Matt, Thank you. I'm very glad that you enjoyed the visit. Be sure I am encouraged by your comments.

It's only make-believe

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/23/2016 :  4:47:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice assembly, The car will look right at home on your layou.


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railman28
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Posted - 04/24/2016 :  12:34:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Bill.

It's only make-believe

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/24/2016 :  10:03:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob, nice looking car.


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railman28
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Posted - 04/24/2016 :  1:53:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, Thank you! Very much so.

Decals. I've applied a lot of decals. So I'm reasonably sure of the process. Really. However as my railroad is a period model and a fictional line I have had only two options when it came to decals; Find a custom printer to work with or make my own. I choose to make my own. This has work well for me over the years but my decals use decal paper that has a little thicker film than others commercial suppliers so I use techniques to handle the difference. This kit comes with very fine decals. Lots of them. And successful application is even more important with this kit than with most others.
So I cleaned of the work bench to give me lots of room and ran a test. I abused the test decal as mush as I could. Even folding it over on its self and unfolding it back. These are GOOD decals. Who ever Hagan used for them did a first class job. I used Microscale's Micro Set and Micro Sol. Here's the test ready for a overcoat of flat to make the film disappear.

Now for some careful planning.


It's only make-believe

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Carl B
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Posted - 04/24/2016 :  2:36:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I like that car as well.

I'll be watching this decal experiment closely Bob.

Carry on please....



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railman28
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Posted - 04/24/2016 :  4:32:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you, the test is over, now it's do or die.

It's only make-believe

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railman28
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Posted - 04/25/2016 :  8:30:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After 3 hours of work,

I need to replace a couple of the stripes and it should look better with a flat finish over it.



It's only make-believe

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  07:52:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Looking good! I estimate you have about 12 hours of decal work to go.

Mike


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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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deemery
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  10:06:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There's some kinds of detail work that I find strangely satisfying, like brake gear where it can't be seen. Decaling, on the other hand, is detail work that I mostly find just frustrating :-) But these results look like they're worth the frustration!

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  3:10:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's looking good.


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hon3_rr
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  3:28:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow....

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

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