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by JackBlack
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 45402

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy Suter wrote:I will be releasing an undeframe and body kit later. Possibly as seperate kits but not sure yet the Underframe and Bogie etches are now almost complete, and I am midway through drawing the body.


Fantastic news!
by JackBlack
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Starting to paint stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 4088

Re: Starting to paint stuff

With regard to thinning paint, and "consistency of skimmed milk", it's worth reading this: https://sites.google.com/site/donsairbrushtips/practice "The most common advice is to thin to the consistency of 2% milk. I think the truth is that there is a wide range of thinning that will wo...
by JackBlack
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Starting to paint stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 4088

Re: Starting to paint stuff

Hi John, Personally I prefer enamels for airbrushing these days, not only do you have all the correct colours available from Precision (assuming they're still available), but acrylics tend to dry really fast and clog the nozzle of the airbrush (in my aircraft modelling days I ended up using Golden A...
by JackBlack
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 2259

Re: Lampeter Station building

It looks great, Nick. You mention getting guttering from Eileen's. Are you aware of these downpipe fittings from Modelu which are just becoming available? They can be used with either plastic or brass rod. Ah thanks! I had bought some Ratio guttering and bits and pieces from Scalelink but it all lo...
by JackBlack
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 2259

Re: Lampeter Station building

Looks very good so far, the tiles do look good. I graduated from Lampeter back in 2001 and lived on station terrace for a year. Wandered around the goods area a few times and a long parts of the old line towards felinfach. The last time I was there was 2008 and I was staggered at how little the pla...
by JackBlack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 2259

Re: Lampeter Station building

The building looks good! You probably know already, but the goods shed still remains at Lampeter. Let me know if you need any pictures of it, as I am at Lampeter university quite often. (The old St David's college building can be seen in the top right corner of the view of Lampeter station.) Ah rea...
by JackBlack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 2259

Re: Lampeter Station building

Le Corbusier wrote:Out of interest ... what decision did you come to about the gable end in the foreground of the picture?


I couldn't figure out what it was so I chose to ignore it!
by JackBlack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 45402

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

I would very much like one of these kits when you make them available.

Thanks, Nick
by JackBlack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 2259

Lampeter Station building

Hi folks, This has been my "at home" project for the last three or four months. It's a model of Lampeter Station building, that will eventually be part of my embryonic Lampeter Station model railway. The station building grew in length over the years and the model represents how it looked ...
by JackBlack
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 3964

Re: Lampeter Station question

Do you know the internal layout? It would be interesting to know if the position of the fire place was offset. Sadly no. It took me years to even find a photo of the front of the station building. Whatever it is, it does look to proud of the wall. I'm going to not include it in my model for now, an...
by JackBlack
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 3964

Re: Lampeter Station question

Some lovely footage of Green Grove and Pont Llanio there. Two visits to Lampeter as well!
by JackBlack
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 3964

Re: Lampeter Station question

Is it possible it was a buffer? There is a siding the stops before there, it's actually the goods shed siding, however it's possible that in very early days that siding extended all the way to the end of the station building? That photo you've posted is 1904 (according to the Oakwood Press book) whe...
by JackBlack
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 3964

Re: Lampeter Station question

Hi Bill, To my knowledge no. As you can see in the photo below the original MMR signal box was at the end of the down platform. This was knocked down in 1916 and replaced by a GWR box at the top end of the up platform, almost opposite the station building, the platform was then extended on both side...
by JackBlack
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 3964

Re: Lampeter Station question

Wow I've never seen that photo before! To answer the questions, there are other brick lintels on the building that look similar to this, as can be seen the building is quite an ugly mixture or brick and stone, some parts rendered and others not. However that chimney is almost certainly original, it'...
by JackBlack
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 3964

Lampeter Station question

Hi folks, I'm in the process of preparing drawings of Lampeter Station building, in anticipation of my Winter project. I'm puzzled by what appears to be the top of a window, very close to the ground on one side. I have attached the photos below with this circled in red. The top photo was taken in 19...
by JackBlack
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 3479

Re: Iron Minks

Finished for now. I have the buffers but I need to fit them when I'm back in London. Ditto the couplings which are actually in London. I'm not fully happy with the weathering on the Iron Mink, mainly due to the oil wash as mentioned earlier, but I have lots of these to build so I'll get it better ne...
by JackBlack
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 3479

Re: Iron Minks

I did a dark oil wash last night, followed by some dry brush weathering again with oils. I'm moderately happy with the results, but I know I can improve and do better. A few small annoyances I suppose... The q-tips I use to the remove the excess oil wash get getting snagged on the raised rivets so I...
by JackBlack
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 3479

Re: Iron Minks

After a couple of coats of Klear, decals were applied yesterday and today, during my breaks. I'm using the HMRS transfers, they're so tiny and it takes ages because you have to piece all the numbers together, but ultimately they go on really well. I apply them with a paintbrush and a slightly blunte...
by JackBlack
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 3479

Re: Iron Minks

I never mask 'raw' paint, always apply Klear first. Likewise always Klear over the tape before spraying the new colour. Combined with rubbing the tape edge down firmly with a cocktail stick that should make both runs and lifts things of the past. Actually I never thought of that. I use Klear but on...
by JackBlack
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 3479

Re: Iron Minks

I got up bright and early this morning to get the two models masked and roofs painted before I started work. For masking I use low-tack tape, Tamiya yellow type. You can get really thin tape to go around curves, which I've used here around the curve of the roof at the ends. Roofs-01.jpg Again using ...
by JackBlack
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 3479

Re: Iron Minks

A little bit more progress today. I got my compressor out, airbrush, everything's working okay. Even the paint was still okay. Basic-coat03.jpg I started by pre-shading in black in areas I want to be darker (you can see on the roof), doesn't have to be perfect. I used Precision paints dull black for...
by JackBlack
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 3479

Re: Iron Minks

Hi John, That's looking very good. Did you find that the chosen primer (evidently acrylic-based) had as good adhesion to brass as a cellulose-based primer? You seem to have achieved a nice thin coating with little or no loss of detail, which I have sometimes found difficult to achieve with cellulose...
by JackBlack
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 3479

Re: Iron Minks

Back home in Portugal now, and the V6 and Mink F have been cleaned and undercoated with Halfords grey plastic primer. Undercoated-01.jpg Undercoated-02.jpg Undercoated-03.jpg So now I can't avoid this any longer, it's time to break out the airbrush. I've not done any painting for probably nine or te...
by JackBlack
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 3479

Re: Iron Minks

And another one ready for the paint shop. Mink F from etches I had made in 2009, it's taken nearly eight years to finish building it! Sadly I had a hard-drive crash in 2014 and lost all the original artwork, so this is very much a one-off. Two-Minks.jpg I have to say I've been very much inspired by ...
by JackBlack
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 3479

Iron Minks

I have been striving these last few months to actually finish a model. And I finally have something ready for the paint shop! I feel slightly like I'm cheating as this was mostly built back in 2009, however this is the classic V6 Iron Mink, the etches for the body down to and including the sole bars...

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