HO Scale - What's On Your Workbench?

RDGbuff56 Nov 17, 2009

  1. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Great work, Mike. You have an eye for color. And the color is more important than rail size.

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  2. mikelhh

    mikelhh TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Wolfgang.
    Here it is after I finished the painting.

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  3. faraway

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    Simply outstanding! The rivets and the rust is as realistic as possible.
     
  4. mikelhh

    mikelhh TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Reinhard. I'm very impressed with the quality of the kit.
    Colours used: Jo Sonja's Background Colours - Linen [greyish off-white], Charcoal, Chestnut, Willow [green] plus some Red Oxide from some other nameless brand.
    Strongest rust is Chestnut + Red Oxide, but mostly it's not that strong. Most of it had some Charcoal mixed into it, plus a hint of Willow to control the red.
    Bleached timbers are Linen+Charcoal+Willow [just a hint of it] More Charcoal added to the mix for the dirtier ties.

    Mike
     
  5. MOAVBILLY

    MOAVBILLY TrainBoard Member

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    Rich,
    I've got 2 of these and would love to know where you put the speakers?
    Bill
     
  6. Smokestack Lightning

    Smokestack Lightning TrainBoard Member

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    Here's a couple of portals I just finished
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  7. Smokestack Lightning

    Smokestack Lightning TrainBoard Member

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    Very nice:thumbs_up: How did you achieve these realistic old wood tones?
     
  8. Smokestack Lightning

    Smokestack Lightning TrainBoard Member

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    Nice colours:thumbs_up: Looks like late day
     
  9. Smokestack Lightning

    Smokestack Lightning TrainBoard Member

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    Hand built tracks. That's dedication:thumbs_up:
     
  10. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    Here are some cars that I have just finished building and lettering.

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    This is a Front Range ACF 50' Single Door Boxcar, with an Athearn 10' Door Substituted for the kits 8' Door, car lettered with Microscale Decals.

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    E&C Corrugated Side 52' Gondola, lettered with Oddballs Decals.

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    Front Range 50' Intermodal Flat, Southern Railway built these from excess 50' Boxcars. The Trailer is a Durango Press Kit that I wanted to use for the metal wheels and landing gear to add weight to this car (no place for weight). The Flat was lettered with Oddballs Decals and the trailer with Herald King Decals.

    Thanks for looking!!

    Rick
     
  11. Smokestack Lightning

    Smokestack Lightning TrainBoard Member

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    My first attempt at weathering.
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  12. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Now that's weathered. Or should I say, weatherbeaten?...:peek:

    Nice job! :thumbs_up:
     
  13. Smokestack Lightning

    Smokestack Lightning TrainBoard Member

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    I've taken it back a notch on the next one I'm working on.
     
  14. Flashwave

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    Ouch! Poor thing! (Looks good though)
     
  15. Smokestack Lightning

    Smokestack Lightning TrainBoard Member

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    Here's my second attempt. A little better.
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  16. Smokestack Lightning

    Smokestack Lightning TrainBoard Member

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    A more subtle attempt
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  17. Smokestack Lightning

    Smokestack Lightning TrainBoard Member

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  18. Smithsr

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    It's been so many years since I've assembled ANY model, but this was a fun little job. Still working on smaller bits & pieces.

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  19. danpik

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    This just came off of the workbench. It's sister unit, 767, is still in the paint shop waiting for some parts to show up that were missing from the kit.

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  20. Smokestack Lightning

    Smokestack Lightning TrainBoard Member

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    Here's a coal bin I just finished.
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