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Graffen
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Posted - 02/07/2019 :  1:17:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A K-line Hudson in O-scale.
I weathered this for a client.
It's a real heavy piece of equipment. I weathered it to represent a used but not abused engine.













I'm quite satisfied with the result.
Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Ensign
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Posted - 02/07/2019 :  2:49:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael, that looks gorgeous!
The only thing that stood out to me, was the plastic looking coal load in the tender.
Could you not add a thin layer of scenic coal overtop?

Greg Shinnie



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k9wrangler
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Posted - 02/07/2019 :  2:57:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks like my starter set loco from 1950s

Karl Scribner
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Graffen
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Posted - 02/07/2019 :  3:23:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Michael, that looks gorgeous!
The only thing that stood out to me, was the plastic looking coal load in the tender.
Could you not add a thin layer of scenic coal overtop?

Greg Shinnie


Thanks!
I would like to do that, but it is so very topped off already...
Maybe I'll try to just use some black weathering powder and some dullcote.


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 - 02/07/2019 :  3:25:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The sheer size of these things make me thankful that I model in HOn3.
It really strikes me what a big size difference there is between a On30 locomotive and this beast.
And to think that I'll probably weather 30 more of that giant size engines before this fall...


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

Edited by - Graffen on 02/07/2019 5:03:28 PM

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David Clark
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Posted - 02/07/2019 :  5:45:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael,
Beautiful! May I ask how you do the drive rods, etc? I've been agonizing about how to do my On30 engines.
Cheers,
Dave



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Terrell
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Posted - 02/07/2019 :  6:52:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful engine !!


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 02/07/2019 :  7:47:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You did a great job on the weathering I wonder where he got it, K-line went out of business years ago I thought. We had run a few down at the museum but they never lasted. They were so heavy that trying to run them 4-8 hours a day just fried the motors in no time.


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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/07/2019 :  9:54:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael, that is one stunning loco. Must be really big.
The weathering is just right for a class 1 RR.
Not overdone.



Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, it's still popular.

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Graffen
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Posted - 02/08/2019 :  4:36:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave: I use the MIG weathering oil washes "engine oil" and "engine grime" on the rods and all other places where it should look greasy and oily.
I then apply some dust color with the airbrush.

My client owns a lot of O-gauge engines.... This one seems to already be remotored as far as the documents in the box says.


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 - 02/08/2019 :  4:40:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It had a huge damage on the right side of the tender when I received it, it had what looked like a flaked off piece with shrapnels around it... It can't be seen now however....

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

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/09/2019 :  08:58:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael, I think having to work in a different scale occasionally often stirs new ideas and techniques. You certainly did a terrific job on that engine.


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/12/2019 :  4:30:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael, I did O-Scale brass paint jobs for a shop in Chicago 40+ years ago. I'll say you did an excellent job on this one. Finding that balance between how much 'weathering' was/is a challenge to be sure. Looks like you found it. Great work!

Jim



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/12/2019 :  4:36:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
David Clark PM sent.

Jim



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