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WoundedBear
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« on: April 13, 2017, 12:29:35 PM »

Hi guys. Been a while since I posted any pics again. I have had time to stop in once in a while, but not posted much at all. Too much talking on here makes for way too little build time......lol.  Roll Eyes

It's spring again and time for the track again. I destroyed a motor last year and didn't get a new one until just before the new year. I'm in the process of getting it back in the car now. It's pretty................... Grin The only thing we managed to save from the old one was the block itself. This new one should be a little kick in the pants.....lol.





After the Mikado weathering I did, I got side tracked with an automotive build. Anyone recognize this? Cheesy








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WoundedBear
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 12:30:11 PM »

OK....enough of that silliness. On to the reason I brought you all here. Grin

This is a little white metal kit by Woodland Scenics called Possum Hollow. A small narrow gauge 'boose that's been converted into a living quarters for a family. Everything is white metal. No plastic at all. The assembly was just 4 walls, a floor and roof......and a ton of painting. Most everything was first shot with rattle can primers, either gray or red oxide, then hand painted over top.

There are nearly 80 castings in this kit, and you can select themes, so to speak, for the junk. I chose some barrels and an old car chassis. There are welding tanmkks, and scrap piles and all sorts of junk included. What doesn't get used with the kit can easily be integrated into the rest of your scenery. Unfprtunately, I have no construction shots, only the finished shots. I used a scrap piece of backdrop behind the diorama base to hide my workbench.

Enjoy!

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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 12:52:28 PM »

Excellent on both. Your big toys and your little toys. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 01:12:19 PM »

Whoa!  Is that HO?  I mean... there are clothes on the clothes line!  I am blown away...  Perfect scene to plant anywhere on the layout. 

Of course I'd have to work in the flintstonemobile somewhere, too.  Great!

Regards,

Jonathan
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WoundedBear
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 09:14:56 AM »

Thanks guys......glad you like it.

Jonathan.............the laundry was more than a challenge to get hung up. Wife wants to know why I don't put in that much effort with the real laundry......lol.

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 09:41:49 AM »

I can imagine getting the poles, and line, nice and stiff were the hard part.  Had to support metal clothes after all.  Good on ya.

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Jonathan
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WoundedBear
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2017, 11:37:06 AM »

Jon.........

The line is actually .015" phosphor bronze wire glued into the cross arms of the poles. It is stiff enough that it works as a brace for the poles as well as holding the clothes castings without the sag one would get using flexible line.

Sid
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2017, 02:02:24 PM »

YABBA DABBA DOOOOO!!!

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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2017, 06:31:09 PM »

Good stuff Sid!
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Warflight

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2017, 12:04:52 AM »

FANTASTIC! Though, I have to ask (and I'm sure this is a "duh" question, but, newbie here) what sort of glue did you use? I have a white metal kit here of an old ore car (it's so tiny!) and I have no idea what sort of glue to use...
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2017, 07:36:18 AM »

Of course, great work as per usual Sid  Smiley.

Best of luck this upcoming racing season.  Be fast and be safe!
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WoundedBear
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2017, 01:55:55 PM »

Thanks guys!

Warflight........I normally use 5 minute epoxy or a slow setting thick CA for white metal, although a regular white glue can work at times too. If you use a CA it helps to also use a kicker to prevent fogging.

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Warflight

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2017, 05:33:33 PM »

Thanks guys!

Warflight........I normally use 5 minute epoxy or a slow setting thick CA for white metal, although a regular white glue can work at times too. If you use a CA it helps to also use a kicker to prevent fogging.

Sid

Awesome! Thanks! So super glue is probably out then, yeah?
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WoundedBear
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2017, 08:32:26 PM »

CA........Cyanoacrylate Adhesive.........is super glue.

Sid
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Warflight

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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2017, 08:36:25 PM »

CA........Cyanoacrylate Adhesive.........is super glue.

Sid

AH! Okay... in my Roundhouse Kits, CA is "Contact Adhesive", which is described as more like a rubber cement... (I thought that seemed a bit off... got it now!)
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