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Old 22-05-2018, 12:13 PM   #341
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Are you trying to indicate that it is not part of the design of a human body, having bits of plastic stuck to it for a considerable time?

Some seem to have bits of metal poking through their skin in some unusual places, (some which look painful too) so why not plastic stuck to it!
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Old 23-05-2018, 05:11 PM   #342
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I try not to have bits of plastic or metal stuck into me!
I've been working on getting the but and bolt to fit so the body will attach to the chassis. I filed one edge of the but down and filed the hole larger and now it all works. I used superglue to hold the but in the right place.
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Old 24-05-2018, 04:24 PM   #343
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Now before I glue the steps back on, I'd like to provide some additional strength to them. After a little thought, the easiest way is to use a paperclip from behind. (Just for those who've not read previous posts on the build of this Smallbrook Studio diesel loco with a Lima 09 chassis, I had to both thin out the steps due to my narrow loading gauge as the body would have been too wide, and then, as I had to mount the bonnet slightly further back, the steps didnt line up with the cab door, so the steps need to be moved slightly).
The paperclip is glued onto the back of the steps and it is left to stick out, so that I can drill into the footplate so the paperclip wire can be glued into position to provide a little extra support to the steps.
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Old 25-05-2018, 01:48 PM   #344
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Holes drilled and steps on one side pushed in place but not glued as yet. (I know the body is looking a medd as it needs a little sanding before paintwork commences... And my fingerprints will then dissapear ).
(Amended... New photo to show the pair of steps now glued into position).
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Old 25-05-2018, 04:54 PM   #345
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The next stage now. After finishing the steps, my attention has turned to adding some weight to the locomotive. I had to cut the origional weight in half and file it down to fit, so the idea is to add at least as much weight as I removed. It certainly is now heavy enough to match some of today's heavy models! Of corse, anyone adding weight should make sure to wash their hands afterwards as lead isn't the most edible of metals! Is not just the chassis where I've added some weight, but I found a small amount or room in the body also. The loco should now pull a reasonable length train.
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Old 26-05-2018, 09:19 AM   #346
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Starting painting. I know the paint is all over the place! This is how I paint the things. My method with the first coat of paint is not be too fussy with the painting but then later each coat of paint will become more precise as my eyesight and light conditions allow (Along with ensuring my hand is steady enough ).
The good thing about brush painting these models is that as long as I dont get paint on the windows, other parts can be corrected later if I make a mistake. I'm being slightly more careful with the black paint where it comes near the bufferbeams as these are going to be in a lighter colour so the black may show through. The rest of the body should not matter with the paint I have in mind for it.
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Old 26-05-2018, 11:40 AM   #347
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Looking the part so far. I'd still spray personally although I know masking can be a real pain. (I hate masking grr)
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Old 26-05-2018, 12:20 PM   #348
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I found that with my narrow gauge models, brush painting them adds character. I did consider spraying them, but I was so pleased with the look that brush paints gave, that I made the decision to stick to brushing them.
An example of this is my loco No.1. I just can't imagine this loco in a spray painted form. It looks just right as it is.
If I was painting my 00 gauge models I would be considering buying spraying equipment if I had the funds to do so as what I spray will match the RTR models.
(I wanted my locos to have a glossy look to them).
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Old 26-05-2018, 01:11 PM   #349
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I much prefer using a brush as well MG.
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Old 26-05-2018, 03:35 PM   #350
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It is having the patience to paint the little details WTD. . My bedroom needs brighter lights. Also, after looking at this tablet and trying to paint afterwards do not go well together! I have this tablet on the lowest brightness setting and even that seems too bright at times. Computerized devices dont half effect ones eyesight!
All my 0-16.5 models have been brush painted.
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