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DinoNTrains


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« Reply #105 on: November 06, 2017, 02:34:36 AM »

This evening, my family and I celebrated my 22nd birthday (my actual birthday is November 2nd), and two of my gifts were Bachmann Oliver and the new salt wagon. Oliver runs very well, and I'm glad to finally have a salt wagon in my collection. Smiley All in all, it was a great birthday, and both these Bachmann Thomas and Friends items are great!

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« Reply #106 on: November 06, 2017, 11:44:40 AM »

Excellent gift! I myself hope I can get Oliver for my next birthday too.  Smiley
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Chaz


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« Reply #107 on: December 10, 2017, 03:14:52 AM »

Well I finally got around to picking up some paint and a face on Shapeways and I have a new face on my Bachmann Diesel.


It's not perfect but I'm fairly satisfied with it being my first attempt at a face.  Might redo it at some point but otherwise I'm content with it for now.  It definitely suits the devious personality more a lot more than Bachmann's did, even if it was based on the CG face it never quite did it for me.  

While I'm at it I'll show some paint revisions I did on a couple of models, at least the ones I've never seen in the fandom.  I'll start with Toad:


While Toad's CG era face never bothered me all that much the silver buffers did.  The silver paint literally looks like Bachmann splashed it on Toad last second in production so it already looked a little off.  Literally four dots of paint was all it took for me to fix this problem.  

And now for Duck:


Easily one of the best models in the range, but the one problem I had with the model was the buffer housing being black when they should be red like the bufferbeam.  Like Toad, this was an easy fix and I'm amazed I've never seen anyone take on fixing this error in the fandom, at least to my knowledge that is.  Either way that was an odd fault on the model, even the James model got that one right.

Speaking of James, currently also in the process of updating James and other models in the process as well, since I don't feel like wasting my money on buying the same model again only to have most of the paint errors fixed.  It's honestly much easier doing it this way and saves and money, which is a little hard to argue with.
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Griffin


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« Reply #108 on: December 10, 2017, 05:28:14 PM »

did you take some sandpaper to diesel's face before painting? looks a little bumpy..
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Plow Bender


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« Reply #109 on: December 10, 2017, 11:57:03 PM »

did you take some sandpaper to diesel's face before painting? looks a little bumpy..

I think he clearly mentioned it wasn't perfect, but he was satisfied with it.  Also considering the fact it was his first attempt at this sort of thing, one would consider it to be more or less a practice run.  Modeling is in no way something people get 100% right the first time.  Like anything, you get better with practice and overtime obtain a better style and skill for the hobby.  If you could see one of the first train cars I ever painted, it's a complete joke compared to the projects I take on these days.  As I said before, it's a learning experience and like a fine wine it get's better with time.

-Rusty
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Chaz


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« Reply #110 on: December 11, 2017, 12:33:42 AM »

Pretty much.  It's going to be a temporary face, only reason why the face looks a little "bumpy" might have to do with the fact that I don't own an airbrush... probably won't be able to get one until next year and that will be when I attempt a new face.  This is more or less practice with my painting and a temporary replacement of the CG face on my Bachmann Diesel.
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Griffin


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« Reply #111 on: December 11, 2017, 03:18:28 PM »

I was really just asking, wasn't meant to be mean at all. It looks good aside from that, especially for a first attempt. Better than anything I could do
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TerencetheTractor525


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« Reply #112 on: December 11, 2017, 04:45:48 PM »

Nice work Chaz! I especially like the new face on Diesel as it really brings out his devious personality.
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angelob6660


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« Reply #113 on: December 16, 2017, 01:30:38 PM »

Hey Chaz,

What's your preparation of taking off faces? Would the same technique on freight cars.
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Chaz


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« Reply #114 on: December 18, 2017, 01:01:16 AM »

It was a matter of using a thin hobby knife and popping the faces right off the model.  Should be no different with freight cars too.
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BassTbone


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« Reply #115 on: December 19, 2017, 09:00:04 AM »

Got an OO9 layout going again and got some rolling stock.




I like the Bachmann slate trucks better.  They are bang-on to the Talyllyn ones.  I enjoy building the kits, but it is nice to have some that are weighted and look good.  Looking forward to Rusty (& hopefully Peter Sam)
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PasqualeCS96

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« Reply #116 on: December 20, 2017, 09:27:34 AM »

A bit of an off topic question but who here has the resin storage shed on their layout? I am considering acquiring it for a farm area Iím planning to build up on my layout.
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TerencetheTractor525


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« Reply #117 on: December 20, 2017, 11:54:28 AM »

A bit of an off topic question but who here has the resin storage shed on their layout? I am considering acquiring it for a farm area Iím planning to build up on my layout.

I own it. It is a very detailed model and would look great on any layout, especially in a farm scene. The only thing that I am still trying to figure out is if was seen at all in the television series.
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PasqualeCS96

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« Reply #118 on: December 20, 2017, 01:40:41 PM »

A bit of an off topic question but who here has the resin storage shed on their layout? I am considering acquiring it for a farm area Iím planning to build up on my layout.

I own it. It is a very detailed model and would look great on any layout, especially in a farm scene. The only thing that I am still trying to figure out is if was seen at all in the television series.

Thank you very much! Would you be willing to post a picture of yours on your layout?
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angelob6660


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« Reply #119 on: December 20, 2017, 05:46:43 PM »

Bass Tbone,

That's a good picture.

Chaz thanks for the info.
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