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    • February 4, 2019 3:21 PM EST
      • Vail, Az
         
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      Paint the springs too, they get dirt and grimed up like the rest. Tone them down a tad.

      Looking Good.

      Sorry about your health, you've done great so far.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • February 4, 2019 7:20 PM EST
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
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      John is right about the springs, done. I got the rigging done. I am very close to calling this done. Get the couplers done and the truss rods and some paint and I think its complete.

       

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at February 4, 2019 7:21 PM EST
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    • February 4, 2019 7:24 PM EST
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
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      Braided fishing line makes a nice looking cable and will haul in a 20# Pike, good stuff. Not a 20# but a good day

       

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at February 5, 2019 6:46 AM EST
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    • February 4, 2019 7:31 PM EST
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      Yea, the lowered trucks are much better, For the oils try using some dryer in the turp. it will speed up the wait time.

    • February 4, 2019 7:32 PM EST
      • Pleasanton, CA
         
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      Nice rigging, sailor!

    • February 4, 2019 8:04 PM EST

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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Braided fishing line makes a nice looking cable

       

       

      It certainly does !

    • February 4, 2019 9:30 PM EST
      • Peoria, NW of Phoenix, Arizona
         
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      Still looks a little red for my tastes, but if it looks good to you then, WOW! Nice job!!!

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    • February 4, 2019 9:36 PM EST
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      Looking good. You really captured  the rugged back woods RR theme.

    • February 4, 2019 9:42 PM EST
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
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      Pete Lassen said:

      Still looks a little red for my tastes, but if it looks good to you then, WOW! Nice job!!!

      They are still pretty red. But it is staying that way. I am done maybe when I mix the next batch of gunk I'll hit them again. But if they stay that way it will be fine by me. 

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    • February 5, 2019 6:42 AM EST
      • Easton , Massachusetts
         
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      See the source image

      This does wonders to the trucks and wheels ..

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    • February 5, 2019 6:48 AM EST
      • Easton , Massachusetts
         
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      That silver is too clean...

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    • February 5, 2019 8:51 AM EST
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      Wow, Devon. That turned out great. The rigging looks professionally done   I think you really hit your mark with the backwoods RR theme. 

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    • February 5, 2019 9:31 AM EST
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      Nowhere near done Sean,

       

      That silver won't be silver. I still have to paint all of the new pieces and then weather.

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    • February 5, 2019 9:49 AM EST
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      Wheels are easy when you use the Camo paint to weather them

       The pics were from a differ site... I have removed them
      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at February 7, 2019 7:59 AM EST
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    • February 6, 2019 11:32 PM EST
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      Sean I am not seeing your pictures. And thanks for the tip on the camo paints. I have used them before and have never thought about them for modeling, but good earth tones. For this build I am not going to get any but I do have some flat caramel brown. And I have used a trick of applying flat clear and then dusting with weathering powders. I still have some tricks up my sleeve. I will get them toned down. Live and learn, don't start with red as a base color and then try and make it go away.

       

      Now onto the next problem, the lettering. For the foreman caboose I used my cricut to cut a stencil. I am having issues with my cricut. So for this build that is out. I considered using the photo transfer method but seem a little tedious for what I am trying to accomplish. Then it hit me, it is not at all unreasonable to block out a black area and then paint white letters on it. happens all the time on repurposed cars. So the easy way to do that is to print white letters on a black background. Since I don't have an Alps I can't print white. But I do have white decal paper so just printing it on white decal papers in a black box will work right? Well they came out looking like a dung heap. And I only had once piece of white decal paper left. It was scratched and despite my thoroughly wiping it clean before printing it still showed all the scratches and smudges. So the next alternative is to print them on clear paper and paint the car white under the decal. This should yield a white letter on a black background. I printed the a sheet and they look good. Need to clear coat them and get them ready for applying them.

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    • February 7, 2019 8:07 AM EST
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      You could just hand paint with the stencil like they use to do ...

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    • February 7, 2019 9:25 AM EST
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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      You could just hand paint with the stencil like they use to do ...

      This thought had crossed my mind. And then just as quickly crossed out of it. That is how I did the foreman caboose. But I was able to cut the stencil with the cricut. I am not very excited about hand cutting one either. It was a whole lot easier to print one out on decal paper.

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    • February 8, 2019 12:28 AM EST
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      Amazing work.

    • February 8, 2019 11:34 AM EST
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      Devon, your crane is outstanding, thanks for the build, great

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