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    • January 21, 2019 10:44 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Shoot things are going alot faster than I expected. At this rate I could be finished by next weekend. Windows and doors added. Added exhaust pipes and intakes, be in tomorrow's pics.

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    • January 21, 2019 10:46 PM EST
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      Your killing us with this "pics tomorrow" stuff!

    • January 21, 2019 11:16 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Well Jim, talk to Bob. I can't load to my album from my phone, which I use for all my pics nowadays. So I need access to a desktop/laptop. I email my pics to myself, download and resize them then upload to my album. So ...tomorrow.

      BTW I do have a laptop, but I haven't opened it in a long time, I do almost everything on my phone these days. I am afraid to open it, due to my wife's laptop getting the last update from Microshaft and it killed her OS, and she had to have everything reloaded, major major PITA. 

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    • January 21, 2019 11:28 PM EST
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      Yeah, I knew about that. Sorry for the hassle. I do a similar thing to post my photos. But I had to tweak you. I had to!

    • January 21, 2019 11:57 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      No problem Jim, the rate I'm going i might have to add a trailing car with Porky's Toots on board.

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    • January 22, 2019 10:22 AM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Pics as promised, covering added and doped, fin and headlight housing added

       

      Adding details, exhaust pipes came out particularly nice

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    • January 22, 2019 10:29 AM EST
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      More pics, added body details like doors, windows, air intakes and other details. As I said it would be my own interpretation.

       

      The "windows" will be gloss black and the body silver rattlecan. Coming along nicely.

      Coming along nicely 

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    • January 22, 2019 10:38 AM EST
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      I'm gonna say it. It warrants it. Holy shit Vic!!!! It reminds me of something and its killing me as to what it is, I can't place a figure on what it is reminding me of. 

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    • January 22, 2019 10:39 AM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Costs to date, 2 sheets of model airplane tissue covering $3 = $6, only used one. Bottle of tissue glue/dope, $8. Wiring $3, had to go out and buy a pack of the styrene tubes I used for the exhaust pipes, my supply came up one pipe short so thats an another $4. So $19 in so far. The costs are associated with me changing direction with the covering, something I hadn't anticipated and otherwise finding my supply box wasn't as well supplied as I thought. 

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    • January 22, 2019 10:44 AM EST
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      Figured it out. It was reminding me of the Nautilus

       

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    • January 22, 2019 10:46 AM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      I'm gonna say it. It warrants it. Holy **** Vic!!!! It reminds me of something and its killing me as to what it is, I can't place a figure on what it is reminding me of. 

       

      Perhaps?

       

       

       

      and yes, it was intentional 

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    • January 22, 2019 10:51 AM EST
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      Vic phone doesn't give you a true pic.

      This is what it looks like with a normal camera

      Image result for Nautilus 20000 Leagues Under the Sea ....

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at January 22, 2019 3:42 PM EST
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    • January 22, 2019 11:05 AM EST
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      Vic, you're just like Devon, you guys need to go play with the big kids, Great build

    • January 22, 2019 11:12 AM EST
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      Extremely cool, Vic.  Thanks for the pics!

    • January 22, 2019 11:32 AM EST
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      Bill Barnwell said:

      Vic, you're just like Devon, you guys need to go play with the big kids, Great build

      Vic is one of my inspirations/mentors (though he may not even know it), he does what no other man can do. Make G scale RRs operate on layouts so small N scale guys cringe. I mean he is making the Hindenburg and the fact that it will run on the pizza is just incredible.

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    • January 26, 2019 7:49 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      No progress today, went to the train show in Ventura instead,  was expecting no G stuff but got a bunch of G second hand for insanely low prices, including a big Pola church. Got home wife wanted to go to local Salvation Army only to find a prestine condition Bmann Blue Comet passenger car, don't know what happened to the rest of the set but I grabbed it for a sawbuck. 

      Tommorow morning gonna hit the Silver Fish with grey primer then silver late afternoon if have time.

      This post was edited by Vic Smith at January 26, 2019 9:09 PM EST
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    • January 26, 2019 9:43 PM EST
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      Do scales!

      Got lace?

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

       

       

    • January 26, 2019 10:15 PM EST
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      Cool project Vic

    • January 27, 2019 1:39 AM EST
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      Way, way, way cool...Also, I am envious not only of your hard earned skills but access to train shows and Salvation Army stores with G-scale stuff!

    • January 27, 2019 2:14 AM EST
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      Awesome!!!

       

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