MR scratchbuilds

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Andy W
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MR scratchbuilds

Postby Andy W » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:53 pm

Several people at S4N asked me what I'd been up to, and I said I'd post a picture. So here it is. A motor van and some rail wagons. I hope it's big enough to see. Not up to the standard of most etched kits, but cost well under £10 each and very satisfying to make.
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Re: MR scratchbuilds

Postby Guy Rixon » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:39 pm

Ooh, nice! I especially like the motor-car van, which looks very neat. Is that a brass chassis under the van or just brass details?

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Re: MR scratchbuilds

Postby essdee » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:45 pm

Concur with Guy - any chance of close-ups of the various types Andy; they really look the business.

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Steve

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Re: MR scratchbuilds

Postby Andy W » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:50 pm

Thanks chaps. Under frame is evergreen strip with details from mjt W irons. Will try and take close ups, but like my face they might not look so good close up!
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Re: MR scratchbuilds

Postby Andy W » Mon May 02, 2016 11:34 am

Several people asked me at S4N about the promised close ups. Here they are, but I'm no photographer!
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28' Rail wagon.JPG
I built a couple of Colin Ashby sleeper wagons, so built these to accompany them.
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34' Rail wagon.JPG
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Rail wagons.JPG
You don't need many of these to represent a full train!
Motor car van.JPG
I never want to see an Archers rivet again.
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Early MR horsebox.JPG
An earlier scratchbuild with some paint splashed on. Tiny but lovable.
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SDJR Saloon.JPG
As I had the camera out, I thought I'd snap this. Former Blacksmith, now Coopercraft. No fittings; no roof; no real instructions, but I wanted something blue!
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Re: MR scratchbuilds

Postby essdee » Mon May 02, 2016 1:47 pm

Inspirational and gorgeous, Andy! More, please.....

Steve

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Re: MR scratchbuilds

Postby BRUNEL » Tue May 03, 2016 5:38 pm

Andy,

The close-up photos were well worth waiting for. These are lovely models - and should have been displayed for us to enjoy at S4N! Next year, perhaps?

May I ask what technique you used for the bolt detail, which looks particularly neat? Is it tiny cubes of plastic sheet applied with a scalpel, or pieces of plastic rod inserted into pre-drilled holes?

Derek.

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Re: MR scratchbuilds

Postby Andy W » Tue May 03, 2016 5:54 pm

Thanks derek and Steve. The bolt heads are Atcher rivets. Actually quite quick to attach when you get into the swing of it. I just hope they all stay on before I paint them!
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