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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Photo of Large Scale Thomas Christmas Delivery Set on: August 10, 2012, 05:32:45 PM
Probably comes down to, as Thomasj219 has said, "It's all repaints. No new tooling."

I'll admit, though it looks nice, it's kinda the same as the HO Christmas set. All repaints of existing stock.
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Projects & Works In Progress Thread on: July 31, 2012, 12:10:32 PM
Splatter and Dodge look amazing!  Shocked alone they look great! and the weathering was the icing on the cake! fantastic work yet again! Wink how did you get the weathering so perfect?

Followed some screen captures from the movie. Smiley
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Projects & Works In Progress Thread on: July 30, 2012, 05:58:01 PM
Guys... Forum Rules..

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Soliciting of products, services, or membership to organizations is not allowed. (Basically anything that is asking for payment from a forum member).  There are plenty of auction sites, and classified sites on the internet that are specially designed for this purpose, please use them. Any posts of this nature will be deleted as soon as they are discovered. Posts directing forum users such as “Check out my train for sale on ….” will also be deleted.

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,8493.0.html


Where in any of the posts above, is payment being asked for or mentioned?

I don't see any, since nobody was asking, and more to the point, neither was i.
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Projects & Works In Progress Thread on: July 30, 2012, 04:05:46 PM
Significant other Tongue

Yes indeed.

Hence why i have not always posted, since i am working on building a relationship.
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Projects & Works In Progress Thread on: July 30, 2012, 01:16:15 PM
If i had my own business set up for making custom Thomas items, i would happily take commissions and propositions for characters, but sadly, my with my working life, i only get evenings to work on projects, since most weekends i am away up country seeing my partner on a regular basis.

I am truly honored to hear that so many here like what i've done with my models so far, and i will continue to model characters, no matter how much of a challenge they turn out to be, it's all for fun at the end of the day, there is no competition regarding who can model what characters better e.t.c.


Modelling is a adult hobby, a hobby that is supposed to be about working on building up skills and giving advice to others and showing what you can do with a bit of time, patience and hard work over time, not about how to be elitist and shunning everyone else's efforts. I have come across many posts here on this sort of topic, and i think that many people here have a lot of great skills, and i for one, hope that everyone else's model projects, turn out as good as what mine have.

I'm always happy to lend a hand where needed, hence why i created my blog, Facebook page and model forum. Smiley
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Projects & Works In Progress Thread on: July 29, 2012, 02:25:57 PM
Hi guys.

Sorry it's been a while since i posted again, been stuck in with getting Splatter and Dodge finished off, and finally, they are ready.







They have been one of my better projects so far. And i will be using the same method to do 'Arry and Bert. Smiley
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Projects & Works In Progress Thread on: July 10, 2012, 12:46:40 PM
More progress on Splatter and Dodge. Smiley
















More to be posted soon. Smiley
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Projects & Works In Progress Thread on: July 07, 2012, 10:02:35 AM
That looks amazing.

I can't wait to see how this building looks when it's detailed, think you will be the first person to actually make a decent looking model of it.  Cool
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Projects & Works In Progress Thread on: July 03, 2012, 03:23:32 PM
More new progress shots here. Smiley







Filed down the lamp detail, now they are looking more accurate. Smiley










Will have more progress soon as they develop!
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Respect! on: July 03, 2012, 02:54:50 PM
Thank you for posting this, it's about time something was said! Smiley
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Projects & Works In Progress Thread on: July 01, 2012, 05:13:34 AM
They didn't have ladders, so i shall be  modelling them as they looked in the movie. Smiley
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Projects & Works In Progress Thread on: June 28, 2012, 04:09:57 PM
Hey don't worry about it. Smiley

'Arry and Bert i am gonna leave and wait to see if Bachmann makes them, who knows, they could very well be around the corner or being considered by Bachmann for future release, since they have the correct molds now to make them. ^^

I hope they will be considered for the range, but if not, then i will look at making my own versions of them.

But i wanna get Splatter and Dodge sorted first.
13  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Projects & Works In Progress Thread on: June 28, 2012, 11:53:00 AM
......Those faces are from Hornby Arry and Bert models , leading me to believe he was going to make them...

No.. the first post i made before posting the pics clearly states that Splatter and Dodge are being produced using the Bachmann Diesels, not 'Arry and Bert.

I did toy with the idea of doing them, but, i actually feel that Splatter and Dodge are to unknown to younger fans, despite them being in a one off 'movie' they never really had any sort of background built about them, apart from being a pair of silly side-kicks to a villainous Diesel.

So, they are models i am doing, because i feel they need some background about them covered!
14  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Projects & Works In Progress Thread on: June 27, 2012, 01:05:22 PM
That's good to hear! Cheesy

Cheers, i have started to sort the models out currently, what i have so far:

The chosen donor models, are a pair of Bachmann 'Thomas' Diesels, with the correct chassis and body shapes. Presently, the faces and eyes have been removed, and the chassis carefully removed from the body shell, there are four screws holding the model into place, two under the bonnet and two under the cab.

I have set the chassis to one side, whilst the bodies are being prepared for a primer undercoat.


Photos batch 1:









More to come as they progress. Smiley
15  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Projects & Works In Progress Thread on: June 26, 2012, 03:33:37 PM
I've decided to put Den and Dennis aside for the time being, at least till i get the chassis sorted. Smiley

Am now working on a project i have waited so long to do, Splatter and Dodge!
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