Progress Photos

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Casey Feedwater, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. Casey Feedwater

    Casey Feedwater Member

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    Here are three "progress" photos of a "backwoods" oil tank car I've been working on. The base painting and decaling of the tank and frame is finished, as is the preliminary weathering. Final weathering and detailing - including barrels, hoses, chains, etc - will be done after the trucks and couplers are installed. The decking was done board by board.

    The lighting is not too good in these. I shot them on the kitchen counter yesterday morning while waiting on the coffee.:rolleyes:

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  2. Casey Feedwater

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    Photo 2

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    Photo 3

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  4. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Casey, it looks great! The paint job is wonderful. And the deck coloring is great too. Awesome.

    Gary
  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    I like the rust, and the ribbets pass inspection, too...
  6. kettlestack

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    It's simply perfect Casey!
    The fine detail and weathering is so realistic. You're in a class by yourself :)

    Errol
  7. Tyson Rayles

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    Incredible, awesome, outstanding and fantastic are a few words that come to mind! :D :cool: :cool: :)
  8. Vic

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    Awww Right Casey!!!......That one would be right at home on my East Terrible Mining Co branch:) EXCELLENT!!!:) :) :)
  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Casey,
    "It is through challenge that we grow". Thanks for challenging me. That is some beautiful model work.
    Pete
  10. shamus

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    Er -- Yep. Goes for me too.

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  11. Casey Feedwater

    Casey Feedwater Member

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    Thanks, folks, for the compliments. Perhaps Shamus said it best, though :D :rolleyes:

    Right now my plans for this little car are for heavy weathering to make it appear as though years of use have resulted in a heavy accumulation of oil and gunk in all the "right" spots.
  12. t. alexander

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    Casey, That is one excellent model. I really like the sludge build up on the tank. very, very nice.

    t.
  13. Bill Stone

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    Excellent, Casey.
    Tell us how you made the tank...
    Bill S
  14. Drew1125

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    That is one AWESOME model, Casey!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
    Is it going to be standard gauge?
    What did you use to make the tank?
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    Casey, Casey Casey
    You devil you, you are not going to show us plans so we all can have one of those are you. Really looks great man. Thanks
    Jim:eek: :eek: :eek:
  16. Casey Feedwater

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    Bill and Charlie,

    Sorry I didn't get back right away to answer your questions. I've been off fighting in the Troll Wars :mad: The good guys lost. :mad: :mad: And my wife has been ill, so my time has been limited. :(

    Anyway... I didn't make the tank shell. I thought about it; it would have been easy to make with some PVC pipe, a PVC sleeve, some .020 styrene for the tank ends, and a piece of .020 styrene strip for the bands. The tank shell, instead, is a resin casting from SierraWest. I did make the grab irons from blackened brass wire bent over a piece of stripwood, and the ledge is a piece of styrene ACC'd to the tank's side. I have a lot of details yet to add, and I've been "experimenting" with designing and printing my own road-name decals for this and some other cars yet to be built.

    Yes, it's standard gauge. After scratchbuilding a tool caboose (photos posted in the Photo Forum some time back) in HOn3, I decided to stick with standard gauge. Trying to assemble those HOn3 trucks was enough to convince me of that. :rolleyes:

    I don't have any more done on it than what you see in the photos. Again, lack of real modeling time got in the way. I hope to get back to it this weekend.

    Thanks, everyone. :)
  17. NYCentral

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    Very nice Casey!! Now I will have to work on one this winter!!:cool:
  18. Tyson Rayles

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    Casey I hope Mrs. C has a speedy recovery! :)
  19. Drew1125

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    Yes, Casey,
    It's good to have you back from the "front" safe & sound...;)
    Take good care of Mrs. Casey...hope she's better soon.
  20. Catt

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    Casey the more I think about the Troll Wars the more I think we got sold out.:eek: :eek:

    Oh well we live to fight another day (gawd I hope not).How's the wife feeling now? Hope shes doing GREAT!!