4mm Starting out in pre 1971 kit building!

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by AdeMoore, 24 August 2018.

  1. Please would you write up some more of the Hornby Dublo conversion , your not alone playing with vintage for a bit of light relief .

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  2. 76043

    76043 Western Thunderer

    Yes, it is light relief as you don't have to worry about every little detail and you get something running more quickly as there's just not enough time to complete a masterpiece. Well, for me anyway. I'm not lowering my standards as such, everything I do is cut, glued, sprayed and finished to the standards I was used to as a professional architectural/propmaker.

    Here's my meat van.


    I didn't know how to tackle the weathering as these items run with stock Dublo that I may not weather.

    I refurbished a Wrenn BlueSpot and built a Parkside Fish Van with Dublo couplings. The Blue spot needed the underframe replacing and the Parkside kit was made in three separate pieces for spraying, so just bolts together. It had to have new centre section put into the chassis, made of plastikard in order to make it demountable.

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  3. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Western Thunderer

    Forgot to take some wagon shots so some of the roof progress until I get to it.
    Received my Rumney Model order as recommended by Jan good service from Justin did a bank transfer to avoid the PayPal 4% charge. Wagon Detailing | Rumney Models hard to find on website I found!


    Rub down of the grey enamel with wet and dry paper.


    Mixed up an acrylic grey was to hot for painting dried way to quick. E79E6F7A-4A24-417E-BDBB-386337E9E472.jpeg

    2nd coat no better so more rubbing down and try again.l’ll add some water next time as probably a bit thick too.


    Until next time Cheers
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  4. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Western Thunderer

    Here are the wagon body photos as ever going for an unloved hard worked example.
    Prototype photo Birmingham Snow Hill - An unknown ex-Great Western Railway 2-8-0 2884 class locomotive is seen passing Snow Hill station's North Signal Box and sidings whilst at the head of a down cattle train on 16th December 1961 copyright so can’t add here.
    More to do washes on enamels so better results. Couplings to make up and add weather the underframe and finish the roof and stick back on.

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    Thanks for looking in all comments welcome.

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