Some of my W.I.P.

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by jsolie, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. jsolie

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    Well, since everyone here seems to like pictures, here's some of the stuff from upstairs (my layout will be in the attic!)

    Here's the DPM kit "Roadkill Cafe." My wife wasn't too pleased with the name, so it's now the Roadhouse Cafe...

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  2. jsolie

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    Cardboard Building

    Inspired by Robin, here's an attempt at a little cardboard building where the windows are too large :)

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  3. jsolie

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    An overly blackened DPM Mercantile

    An overly blackened DPM Mercantile...hey, it's a learning process! Guess I need to put this one close to the tracks!

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    A BN Hopper

    A BN hopper...messing around with weathering...

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  5. jsolie

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    GODZILLA ATTACKS!

    My 7 year old son wanted to try painting something, so he decided to paint one of his dinosaurs. He selected a yellow one, and I helped him give it a coat of white to act as a base coat. He then decided that it needed to be orange, so he tried painting it one evening. Then he wanted it to attack the hopper... :D

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    That reminds me, there used to be a gas station in downtown L.A. that had a sign advertising the "Southwest Roadkill Museum" in the back of the building. I never got around to taking a pic of it or going through it. Then after I put it off for a while I drove by and noticed that the museum had been removed and replaced with a minimart.
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    Maybe try a wash of clear alcohol to remove some of the color ,if you used alcohol and ink as a weathering agent. if it was something else like paint you could just wash it with a few drops of soap and water. Just my two cents hope it helps.I think your first dpm photo looks like very nicely built kit. Love the picture of your dog is it a German/belgian sheppard? Pat
  8. jsolie

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    It was a simple wash of acrylic paint. I'll try going it over with just some water and a sponge and see what happens. It's been a long time since I've done much modeling.

    The dog is a German Shepherd. I was playing around with the camera a while back and got a good picture of a snoot lick :)
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    I have a sheperd as well but why does yours have such a heavy coat is it a special type?
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    Not sure, but she does have fairly long hair which gets everywhere. Odd thing is her father was all black and her mom all white. She had the best color of the litter.

    Didn't get a chance to work on the mercantile today...I went on a locomotive hunt instead :D

    -- John
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    Re: An overly blackened DPM Mercantile

    I like the weathering on that building, it looks real!

    Mike.
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    Mike, thanks for the comments.

    I gave the building a light rubdown with and it seemed better. Then I mixed up a brownish wash, thinned it out quite a bit, and gave that a go. It seemed to reduce the amount of "soot" on the building a little bit. I'll see what I can manage tonight when I get home.

    -- John