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Graffen
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Posted - 03/13/2020 :  05:03:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I really like the Rail line kits!
Sure, they have a bunch of miniature parts to be fitted, but the results are so worth it!
I started on this D&RGW 3000 series boxcar the other night.

I painted it with Testor DRGW freight car red and then Microscale gloss before adding the San Juan decals.


It took a LOT of MicroSol to make the decals conform to the planking.


I used my own designed/printed trucks with Kadee wheelsets. They are very suitable for this car, as the couplers went on at perfect height with no shims.


I weather the car with oil paints that I dab on and then streak with a flat brush moistened with turpenoid.


When the oils have dried I add a brownish black oilbased filter all over before the detail weathering. I add some rust with Lifecolor acrylics and then some airbrushed dust.


Weathered and finished.


The roof did turn out quite good.


It's always nice to have doors that can be opened.
I use Sergent couplers on my fleet, and they sure look good.
Now I have 4 more to finish.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

Edited by - Graffen on 03/13/2020 05:08:26 AM

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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 03/13/2020 :  09:05:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job on that boxcar.

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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jbvb
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Posted - 03/13/2020 :  10:11:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Indeed. What Jerry said.


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Graffen
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Posted - 04/19/2020 :  4:48:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Been busy working on my mountains.
I do have a lot of them to do... In total about 60' long and 1.5' to 2' high.
So, I had started on the mountain behind my town, it also works as a view block for the staging.

I wasn't sure about the height, so I waited to see how I would like it before finishing it.


I cut it down a couple of inches and finished the rockwork.
The top got Sculptamold on it as it will be grass, gravel and some trees there.
The Sculptamold is homemade. I mix plaster of paris with cellulose insulation material.
Roughly 3 cups of insulation to 1 cup of plaster.
Works nice!
I colored the mountains with WS pigments and some acrylics before spraying it with diluted Modpodge matte. The last step was a black/raw umber wash.
I will drybrush the rocks with a light beige paint tomorrow.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 04/20/2020 :  08:56:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking boxcar!


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George D
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Posted - 04/20/2020 :  08:58:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking boxcar, Michael.

George



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JGDURAND
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Posted - 04/20/2020 :  1:05:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit JGDURAND's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great looking rock. What is your cellulose insulation material?

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Graffen
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Posted - 04/20/2020 :  1:15:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JGDURAND

Great looking rock. What is your cellulose insulation material?


It's a loose insulation for attics.
I don't recall its name right now.
I'll look it up later.
It is really great though, it behaves exactly like Sculptamold when applied.
Unlike Sculptamold, this is grey instead of white. That's because the cellulose I have isn't bleached.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
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Posted - 04/20/2020 :  4:12:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some better pictures of my mountain.


Hand carved plaster stained with WS ocher, sienna and raw umber. Sprayed with diluted matte Modpodge.
Then a wash with black and raw umber.
I finished it by dry brushing with white mixed with ocher.
What do you think?




Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

Edited by - Graffen on 04/20/2020 4:13:24 PM

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Hawghead
Section Hand



Posted - 04/21/2020 :  03:31:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael,

The rock, like every thing else, looks great.

Scott


There's a prototype for everything.
If you can't make it perfect, make it adjustable.
DCC is not plug and play.

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Graffen
Fireman



Posted - 04/21/2020 :  10:08:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Progress.
It looks a lot better with some scenery.


The section I've been working on.


The brewery and coal dock.


The brewery from the other side.


The track to the brewery and supply store.


The bordello.


The band!


Some trees around the engine house.


The town.

It'll be fun to start detailing.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
Fireman



Posted - 04/22/2020 :  10:31:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
More scenery in place.

















Now I only have to finish up the rails and ground around the turntable and some ballasting before I can continue building eastward!


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Hawghead
Section Hand



Posted - 04/22/2020 :  1:19:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael,

Sorry but all those structures are just awful. To save you from further embarrassment you should box them up and send them to me.

Just in case anyone missed it, the above was tongue in cheek.

Scott


There's a prototype for everything.
If you can't make it perfect, make it adjustable.
DCC is not plug and play.

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JGDURAND
Engine Wiper



Posted - 04/22/2020 :  7:05:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit JGDURAND's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank Michael

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Graffen
Fireman



Posted - 04/24/2020 :  10:45:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi all!

I felt a bit creative today, so I decided to paint some more on the backdrop.

The backdrop at this section is almost 2' behind the scenery.

I think that'll give a good 3D effect.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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