Workshop Wednesday

Discussion in 'General' started by yardmaster, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Steve, outstanding weathering on the Frisco tank car!!! Any special tips on how to get the same results for us newbies to weathering?

    Joe
     
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  2. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks Jim. It looks a little better in person, more the correct red and not the dusty orange in the pics.
    Thanks again glad you liked it.
     
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  3. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Very nice, being's I have seen the real ones, more than can be counted. They are very detailed, I like that stuff.
     
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  4. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks Bill and Joe!
    Joe read through the “how to” tips I added a while back. It was all basically the same. I faded the whole thing with a light grey oil, then added pastels and oils back over it. With a couple coats of dulcoat in between.
    I’m starting a couple other projects I can photograph in progress too.
     
  5. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Steve, in progress photos would be great. It will be easier to follow this way. I will check out the other tips you gave us in your process threads.

    Joe
     
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  6. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Not even close to Wednesday but here is some of the recent work on my table.
    My dad ran on to a second tank car.
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    Cleaned up my next major truck project.
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  7. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Also with my apologies to the Frisco gods, my current diesel project. In my defense I originally saw a picture of this unit here and Ken sold me the decals!!:D
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  8. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Looks like you cleaned up a donut, too! LOL
     
  9. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    He was getting them donuts ready to bring to my house Lol.
     
  10. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    HAHHA the best part of workshop pics is the background isn't it?
     
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  11. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Well, I've started the HO model of the old, black Frisco section foreman house that was in Dixon. It was a two story one. I never saw it in any color except coal-ash black. Elmer Wilson was the section foreman, and his youngest son, Billy Don, was a child-hood playmate.

    I'm a slow modeler, so bear with me.
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  12. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    That should be a neat project Doug.
     
  13. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Here is my progress for the week on 6845. Still needs a little refining but you get the idea,
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  14. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Did you freehand the FRISCO bleeding through?
    I was hoghead on a local here in GJ once upon a time. And noticed that familiar orange on the inside of the door at the start station on a GP38-2.
    And we had a Frisco caboose to boot. Although my grandpa had been retired for almost 20 years, I like to think he had pulled the throttle on that engine and drug that caboose around too.
     
  15. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Your dad said that your grandfather grew up in the section house in Newburg. All I have are those plans for the single story and photos of two or three of the two-story houses. Upstairs details are unknown.
     
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  16. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Doug, I'm looking forward to seeing this one progress, no matter the pace.

    Haven't really done anything worthy of photos the last few weeks:
    • Stripped the paint from the ex-ATSF Caboose. Next up: plate over the excess windows and remove molded grabs, fill in roofwalk holes.
    • About ready to add grabs and bottom hatches on the SLSF-rebuilt Tichy hopper.
    • Drilling for grabs on Tichy OB boxcar (will be lettered for PRR)
    Spent most of my time getting the youngest back into the high school year, the eldest off to college in Cape Girardeau and the spousest back to regular semester routine at MU.
     
  17. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Looking FWD to seeing this build.
     
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  18. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks Tom. I cheated on the lettering. I cut up a microscale set to the shape then carefully painted over it. I have made them a little redder than the pics here. Nice to know you might have both been at the throttle in one loco! The one I am modeling here is still running in Mexico as a HELM unit. I found pics of it on line from last year still looking like this (or rougher). I bet it smells like a peach by now too! HA

    Doug you are correct most of my family spent time there. Roy, my grandfather died in the break room at the station in Newburg waiting for his passenger train to take to St Louis. (2010 Count Fleet). I'm excited to see your build.
     
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  19. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Steve, your ability to capture prototype weathering and wear on a model is nothing short of spectacular. Neat way to capture the FRISCO lettering on the mean green machine. I was with Tom-thought your hands were much steadier than mine. I still think they probably are.
     
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  20. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I’m not sure if the decals made it better or worse. The decal surface is so slick it is hard to control the paint on. I think the other side I may try on my own. Thanks for the kind words. I hate to contaminate our site with green, but I think it kinda shows the Frisco still hanging on that way too.
     
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