Union Pacific BIG BOY 4-8-8-4 1/48 Scale

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by kooklik, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. kooklik

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    Last parts of tender
    Vent valve and support.
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    Tender completed
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    More pictures
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    Last pictures
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    Bravo ... And Exquisite job.. It looks marvelous. It's been wonderful following the progress of the big boy so far. Looking so very forward to the next parts. You may want to take a break perhaps though?
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    Hi Ronson
    Thanks for your kind words. I still have many things to do with tender before I can start the engine. Making assembly instruction is a hard work as much as building a model.
    Cheers
    ----kooklik----
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    Kooklik,
    Will you be offering this train for purchase, or is this a "one of" model? It is a beautiful work of art. Thank you for sharing your creative touch.
    BCA
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    Thanks again, kooklik !..for allowing us to see your stunning model in progress. The building craftsmanship would strain the talents of the best - that you are designing as you build is almost beyond belief. We are watching, admiring and hoping to learn a thing or two. All the Best. Bob C.
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    Hello BCA
    I intend to make this a commercial one. Thank you for your kind words to me.
    ----kooklik----
  11. kooklik

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    Thank for watching my thread and leaving nice words to me. I will do best for the engine too.
    ----kooklik----
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    Hello there, I'm missing the thread. I've not updated for a while since the tender building was finished. My nephew visits my home recently. He asks me to help him to build a Gun-Pla (a Gundam Plastic model kit). I got some idea from his kit to improve my assembly instruction. And here is a sample of 1st page.
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    That page looks great. I'm thinking the instructions will be almost as hard as the model building if not harder?
  14. cdavenport

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    Here's another idea, Kooklik; since your kit will take forever to build for even the most dedicated modeler, think about contracting with the fellow who does the laser etched parts.

    Offer your model as a laser-etched kit in sections. Buy a section and build it. Buy the next one and build it, and so on. I'll bet Ecardmodels could work the deal.

    It would be a nice thing to do with the Type VII, too.

    There are many of us, myself included, who would pay the extra money just to save the time of cutting out all those parts.
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    Hi CDavenport
    Thanks for another idea. I'll think about section release. Big Boy is full of card board parts. Laser cut could save alot of time for modelers. I'll think about this again soon after the asseemly instruction for tender is well complete. It takes time as much as building the model.
    Best Regards
    ----kooklik----
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    Kooklik,
    I would have to agree with CDavenport :thumb:. Laser cut parts would be a big incentive (at least to me :mrgreen:) to purchase and actually build such a complicated kit. I hope you will seriously consider this option :wave:

    SteveK
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    Thank you SteveK
    I will think about it.

    The assembly instruction progression.
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  18. Ronson2k3

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    Your instructions are really looking quite professional. I'm glad your so very good at this.
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    Thank you Ronson2k3
    I'm glad to know that you like it too.
    :)
  20. cdavenport

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    Kooklik, it occurs to me that with your reputation, you could begin selling the tender even before the engine was complete.

    I, for one, am ready to purchase the laser cut tender. That could be broken down into at least two major sections, the coal hopper and the frame/truck assembly. Can't wait!