Scale7 JB Workbench.

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Scale7JB, 15 April 2010.

  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Hi Lancer mine is a CRT kits which is a good kit but the bogies are a bit basic - I had to do quite a bit of scratch building on them and details can be found here http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php/topic/6945-rob-pulhams-7mm-workbench/
    Sidelines also do one and from what I have seen the bogies are much better. I bought the lost wax brake standard and the torpedo vents from Sidelines (mine is a period one and it came with white metal shell vents)
     
  2. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Perfect Miniatures stand pretty much set up... Just in the hotel having a pint of Guiness Extra Cold!

    JB.
     
  3. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Hi Lancer mine is a CRT kits which is a good kit but the bogies are a bit basic - I had to do quite a bit of scratch building on them and details can be found here http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php/topic/6945-rob-pulhams-7mm-workbench/
    Sidelines also do one and from what I have seen the bogies are much better. I bought the lost wax brake standard and the torpedo vents from Sidelines (mine is a period one and it came with white metal shell vents)[/quote:39mfcufw]

    Hi Rob , thanks for the info ,i will have a look at those :thumbs:

    Cheers Rob :wave: (yes another Rob)
     
  4. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    No worries Rob, I have a Heywood period I suburban in the to build pile as well (I managed to pick it up recently on ebay for ?42 - I got a real shock when I got their catalogue and it was listed at well over a ?100).

    Jonathan, It was nice to meet you toady and see that the L1 looks just as good in the flesh so to speak. :thumbs:

    Apologies to everyone for not making it to the test track for 12.00 - my wife is recovering from illness and was ready to drop by then so I had to get her a cuppa and a sit down. Still I managed to get most of the bits I needed and the transfers, so a determined effort to finish the BG is now under way.
     
  5. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Hi Rob, Hope you had a good day at Halifax :thumbs:
    Yes it looks like you got a bargain there mate for ?42 :thumbs:

    Rob :wave:
     
  6. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    I finally crumbled and got myself an Iwata outift from PJH the other day..

    I dived straight into it... Quite happy with the wagon (please excuse the huge wheel flanges  :laugh:  ) thought I think it will need some dry brushing on the bolt heads, and maybe a bit of rust on the end brackets too..

    Then I thought I would jump in to the K2... hmmm, not so sure on this one... needs A LOT of work...!! I need to get myself a few flattie brushes for the water streaks on the boiler.
     

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  7. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    They look pretty good to me JB. Well done! :thumbs:


    Regards

    Dan
     
  8. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    The iwatta is top kit, it has improved my spraying 100%. I find the paint is going much further as well, probably due to better atomisation.
     
  9. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Thanks Dan...! Looking forward to really messing the K2 up with the dry brushing and some weathering powders...

    I'm loving using the Iwata, Cynric. The last time I used an airbrush was around 12 years ago doing my A-level Graph Comm project, but it's lovely and easy to use.. I think I might be spending a little less time on the L1 now :headbang:

    JB.
     
  10. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    I see you are using lifecolour paints, i have found them to be pretty easy to use, I also use tamiya which spray nicely
     
  11. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Yes, they're very nice to use.. only problem I have found is that they are very difficult to cut back to build up the dirt around the nooks and crannies..

    It can be done with Enamel thinners, but I did have a bit of a dodgy moment with the transfers nearly taking one off, but they were okay in the end.. Phew !!

    JB.
     
  12. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    MIG Abteilung oils are very good for washes
     
  13. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Thanks Cynric, I shall look out for those, though I'll probably stick to weathering with enamels for the most part in the future..

    Had a little time today to do some more weathering with the airbrush on the K2.. Quite happy with it so far..

     

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  14. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Nice, but what a shame to muck up that lovely paint job. I will get there in the end I have no doubt.
     
  15. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    On the K2? It was far too clean for 1946 Great Eastern! :laugh: :laugh:

    JB.
     
  16. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Hi Scale7jb, that is some very nice weathering :thumbs: :bowdown:
     
  17. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Thanks Lancer..

    I was hoping for it to be in a far worse state... but my skills don't stretch that far just yet... maybe i'll adjust it later when I learn how to do the things that I want to do.. :laugh:

    JB.
     
  18. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    FWIW I think less is more when it comes to weathering and its better to be restrained than OTT
     
  19. D1054

    D1054 Western Thunderer

    Have to say that's a mighty impressive weathering job Scale7jb :bowdown: To me, this is far more impressive than the "ex. works" model on page 1. I agree that it's easy to do too much, and overworked diesels can be very OTT, but there's something very alluring about grimy steam - especially ex. NE / LNER (must try a V2 :scratch: ).

    Lovely job so far - can't wait to see the finished article :drool:

    Now..... back to my Class 40.... :)
     
  20. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Thanks again... I shall try to get some shots with the big camera in the sunshine tomorrow... I really need to make myself a little diorama for taking shots I think..

    JB.