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by JackBlack
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 2867

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: 2867

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: 2867

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: 2867

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: 2867

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...
by JackBlack
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GIbson Crankpins
Replies: 5
Views: 1445

Re: GIbson Crankpins

I think I've always had a problem with Gibson crankpins coming through at *not* 90 degrees. Just give them a tweak with a pair of pliers and job done.
by JackBlack
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Another 14xx...
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Another 14xx...

Hi folks, It's been a very long time, but I have valid excuses (moved to Portugal, had two kids, organised 3 festivals, got made redundant, got a new job, got made redundant again, got another new job etc etc). But now I find myself doing two weeks in London and two weeks wfh in Portugal, and the Lo...
by JackBlack
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: DC 2 unfitted wagon brake gear.
Replies: 12
Views: 4405

Re: DC 2 unfitted wagon brake gear.

Craig, I've sent you an email with a link to zip files of these photos. If anyone else wants them please let me know. I should have mentioned this the other day. I am contemplating PD GWR 10 ton opens 011 that have GWR buffers with those cast in dart reinforcements. I am in correspondence with Colin...
by JackBlack
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: DC 2 unfitted wagon brake gear.
Replies: 12
Views: 4405

Re: DC 2 unfitted wagon brake gear.

I have MRC July 76, I'll try and scan the page later. I also have photos of the O11 and O13 wagons at Didcot. The O13 has normal RCH type brakes, but the O11 has unfitted DC3 type: sDSCF0305.jpg I have a load of photos of this wagon with all the brake gear detail which I can zip and email to you if ...
by JackBlack
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Compressor advice
Replies: 6
Views: 4041

Re: Compressor advice

I have an Iwata Sprint compessor, which I highly recommend if you can stretch to it. It's pretty much silent, comes with pressure gauge and water trap. I replaced the rubber hoses with braided ones. https://airbrushes.com/product_info.php?cPath=2_41&products_id=565&osCsid=7c567a2daea03fa5523...
by JackBlack
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Advice please....new member
Replies: 42
Views: 13060

Re: Advice please....new member

I don't believe that moulded plastic chairs intended for functional use can be adapted for use as cosmetic chairs to fit round brass rivets, but would be interested to hear other views on this. They can, but you have to grind the bit of rivet that sticks out on either side of the track, using a dre...
by JackBlack
Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 404
Views: 102862

Re: New Street progress

Looks great. Don't forget to put some litter on the roof!
by JackBlack
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing V filing jigs on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 1988

Re: Crossing V filing jigs on Ebay

Great, thanks. Ordered one...
by JackBlack
Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Out of the toybox
Replies: 28
Views: 13427

Re: Out of the toybox

These look great, I like the grubby look to that purple artic. Are you going to "populate" them? The buses would look great with people inside.
by JackBlack
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Basic tool set for P4 modelling
Replies: 24
Views: 7732

Re: Basic tool set for P4 modelling

I found some excellent miniature clothespegs in the supermarket the other day (Leclerc), as well as oversized coctail sticks.
by JackBlack
Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Glevum Area Group
Topic: S4 AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 2693

Re: S4 AGM

I keep coming back and looking at these photos, it looks fantastic. Any more pictures?

Cheers, Nick
by JackBlack
Sat May 08, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 21376

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

Here's a couple of (poor) pictures of my 30cwt crane for the goods shed. This is an ABS kit, it's taken me about a month to build although I've been somewhat distracted by other events! It's maybe slightly chunky, and the chain is going to be difficult to get exactly straight, but having said that i...
by JackBlack
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 21376

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

Hi Dave, Thats very kind of you, thanks. I've sent you a private message. I was just looking at the Russell photo again, maybe it would be possible to produce a conversion etch for the Cambrian travelling crane that includes the jib and the platform and whatever other parts are missing. I also spott...
by JackBlack
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 21376

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

There is a photo of one of these cranes at Theale in Russell GW Wagons Appendix – Figure 305 (page 176). Excellent, thank you, I have the book but never spotted that picture before! I've been trying to find GWR Journal 0 as it apparently has a drawing of a 6-ton yard crane (http://www.gwrjournal.co...
by JackBlack
Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 21376

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

Hi guys, Yes inside the goods shed was a 30cwt crane, and I have a really nice ABS white metal crane kit for this which I'm halfway through building. Outside the shed, in another part of the yard was a 6 ton crane. This is what we were struggling with, as we only have a very blurry half-obscured pho...
by JackBlack
Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: How real do your photo's look?
Replies: 122
Views: 38407

Re: How real do your photo's look?

I really like this stuff! There's a photoshop tutorial here that shows you how to sort of create the same effect from existing photos: http://best-photoshop-tutorials.blogspot.com/2008/10/make-photo-looks-like-miniature-models.html It's not really as good as using the proper tilt shift lense, but I ...
by JackBlack
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Source of a dished smokebox door?
Replies: 10
Views: 2786

Re: Source of a dished smokebox door?

However there is an example of one on a different locomotive on the GER Society website. If you go to http://www.gersociety.org.uk/loco/johnson.htm#1c and move your mouse over the "Hover For Photo" box, it will pull up a picture of a No 1 Class locomotive in a frontal view. This is the st...
by JackBlack
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Source of a dished smokebox door?
Replies: 10
Views: 2786

Re: Source of a dished smokebox door?

Do you have a picture? I have a Finney Dean Goods kit that has two smokebox doors, one is an earlier version which I won't be using, it looks "dished". It's about 16mm diameter.

Cheers, Nick
by JackBlack
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Scalefour Workbench - the Homework
Replies: 50
Views: 15090

Re: Scalefour Workbench - the Homework

and cut them in half with a scalpel. The only problem with this is that they don't *quite* fit over the rivets. Which leads you to the horrible job of grinding the sticking out bit of the rivet off each side of the rail. It's doable, but it's a horrible job, and led me to my current track-building ...
by JackBlack
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Aylesbury Shed
Replies: 15
Views: 5941

Re: Aylesbury Shed

The telegraph pole looks fantastic! I've got a pack of those in my "to do" box.

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