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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  11:53:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Who gets to pick this up and move it to the show room??

Or are you going to build a crane to do that to???

Who needs money when you friends like that!


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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BurleyJim
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  12:58:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's hard matching the great comments on this project....however...

TampaJim you are learning from 'the Master'. Nice job on the signs,as well.

Jim



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  1:51:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rick, youíre quite right. Itís the groupies and the blue M&Ms.

Dave, thanks and Iíll try to keep up your expectations.

Jerry, youíre such a good modeler to share the comps. It was originally going to fit into the back of Jimís SUV. Well thatís impossible now. I guess weíre going to have to keep it small enough to fit into Jonís trailer.

Thanks Jim. TJís back is killing him or he would have been in there working on the backdrop.



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David Clark
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Posted - 07/25/2018 :  4:13:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gentlemen....awesome work. Truly!
Cheers,
Dave



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/29/2018 :  2:17:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave.


For the last couple of days Iíve been closing in on the finals of the carfloat. Thereís a few small details left like the running lights and a stencil for the name.

One thing I want to get is a small bottle of gloss clear. Iíd like to make a puddle in the middle of the water spots. Instead of having them look like a stain.

I couldnít find just the right tires for the bumpers so I settled for these. They scale out to 5í diameter and 2-1/2í in width. They could easily be earth moving equipment tires. In reality they are from Hot Wheels Monster Jam cars.

I soaked the string in 50/50 white glue/water before I draped it over the bollards. Now it can dry in shape. I saw several barges and carfloats that had junk all over the place.










Edited by - Frank Palmer on 07/29/2018 2:18:22 PM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/29/2018 :  11:43:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice details Frank!

Where's the water?


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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Tim Godfrey
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Posted - 07/29/2018 :  11:47:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tim Godfrey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think the tires are fine. Canít wait to see it !!


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/30/2018 :  06:53:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The deck looks good, Frank, and adding a puddle or two will even be better.
What if the tire treads got worn down to almost nothing and some nick and cuts added to the sidewalls? Those tires would've been pricey and probably every dollar wrung out of them before being discarded.



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Carl B
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Posted - 07/30/2018 :  07:13:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks good!

I've used Liquitex varnish for puddles..... if you have any around.



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 07/30/2018 :  07:25:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What Bill Gill said, the tires are way too new. That said the barge is awesome!

Mike

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George D
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Posted - 07/30/2018 :  08:23:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking barge, Frank. The standing water will finish it nicely.

George



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/30/2018 :  12:48:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jerry, youíre just saying that because I pay you say that.

Tim, it should be back at the Center in a month when Jon finishes the water. Pending Jimís approval.

Bill and Mike, man you guys are tough critics. Iíll work on the tires. I was hoping you guys would over look that detail.

Carl, Iím going to have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby I think.

George, thanks. Iíve seen barges with puddles all over the place and I though made a nice detail. After all they were cruising on the lake. This one's a tad rustier than mine also.






Edited by - Frank Palmer on 07/30/2018 12:54:10 PM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/30/2018 :  3:34:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You guys are hard to please.

These tires I have now are definitely out of warranty. I put them back on the hub and ran them against my 1Ē belt sander.





I made a pair of red and green running lights, next will be the yellow bow light and a white stern light. I just painted the lenses because the float is docked and not lit and in operation.








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Carl B
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Posted - 07/30/2018 :  3:54:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Even though I personally didn't complain about it, the tires are much improved.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/30/2018 :  4:17:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, I didn't want to complain about the tires either. However, I would like to see a lit light somewhere on this barge. and maybe a little more rust and dirt...it is awfully clean looking'.... Now, the tires look like the real thing'....I know tough crowd'...


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