What I've been up to

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Hi my friends! I'm back, after finishing the last course of the year. Have some time off before money runs out and then it's back to freelancing, but in the meantime I'm making the most of it. A couple projects on the go while I fiddle with the layout of the track. (yep I'm still dithering on that one).

    This is the loading area of American Hardware Supply - to become a printing plant.

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    spitfire Active Member

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    Here's the overhead travelling crane that will unload all the steel that Massey Ferguson is importing from Kingsport Steel.

    Now that the tractor business is booming the factory has added a third shift!

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    spitfire Active Member

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    Finally, this was a very fun project. The truck started life as a WWII-era US Army canvas-topped truck, which I painted blue and weathered. The truck is beautifully made and the cab and window glass are made to be pried out - so that's what I did. I had to cut away the driver's window, cuz it's summer and it's hot and dusty in the scrap yard this time of year.
    The figure is Preiser, and although you can't see his face in this shot, take it from me he's a pretty surly customer!

    That's it for now!
    cheers
    Val

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  4. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

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    My you have been busy. Excellent work there. Thanks for sharing the up date on your layout.

    Greg Elems
  5. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

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    Very Well Done Val,:cool: Love it. You are indeed a master!:)
    Cheers!

    Terry
  6. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    Great modeling, Val! :cool:

    The guy in the first pic is singing out his joy that you're back on the Gauge. :D :D :D

    Ron
  7. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Awesome. Just absolutely awesome.
  8. Blake

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    Great stuff!!
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    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Excellent work Val!!!
  10. Casey Feedwater

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    Excellent modeling, Val! Your weathering is subtle and that makes it all the more realistic.

    You should consider writing a weathering "how to/how not to" for the Academy. :)
  11. marty w.

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    Looking good!!
    Really like that truck.
    Marty
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great modeling Val. Looks very realistic. Nice to see Toronto memories.
  13. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Hi Val,

    Nice work! I second Casey's request for a "How To / How NOT To".

    Glad to have you back!

    Andrew
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    Nice to see your at it again friend.
    I got ta have a truck like that with the surly Handsome girly driver ooopppsssss.:D
  15. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Girly driver??!!??? Woah Chris - you're lucky that guy is so small, cuz I don't think he'd take too kindly to those words!

    Thanks to all for your kind words of encouragement and inspiration! I have really missed you guys and it sure is great to be back in the swing of things.

    As far as a weathering how to/how not to, although I don't really have a set method I'd be happy to explain some of the things I've tried that worked out well. Do I just post it directly to the academy or does a moderator have to move it there? Anyone know?

    cheers
    Val
  16. brakie

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    Val,Once again let me say great modeling! :D :D :D
  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Fantastic!!! Even though I saw a preview on the chat the other night I'm still pleased to get another look at that excellent loading dock with the interior detail. Too cool!

    As for that overhead travelling crane, I've decided I need to get one of those! Afer all, how will the steel coils from Kings Port Steel get into the gondolas being shipped your way!?! Nicely done Val!

    Here's a pic of the first shipment of steel starting its journey to Toronto, courtesy of the li' critter that works Kings Port Steel. :)

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  18. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Hi Val,

    Dave Hagan has kindly set up a sticky thread here for nominations to The Academy.

    I would think your best bet would be to create a new thread in Photography, Scenery, Books, Video on its own, and then we can nominate it in the sticky. Setting it up on its own would probably be better, since Dave will not have to "clean" it before moving. (You cannot post directly to The Academy - it must be moved by an administrator/moderator.)

    Looking forward to your tutorial...!

    Andrew
  19. Drew1125

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    Great job on the layout, Val!
    That truck is a work of art in itself!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
  20. Lackawanna Jim

    Lackawanna Jim Member

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    Val;

    I have to agree with Ralph's assessment of that loading dock with it's interior.. You really nailed it - I love it!

    Jim :cool: