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vic


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« on: December 25, 2009, 05:45:49 AM »

Hello Percy



Nevermind those men with hyperdermic needles

Body removes with 4 screws easily accessable from under holding the cab down, and 4 holding down the boiler

Percy after anesthesia



Percy after facial removal


this was very very easy, just press on the sides and it will pop off,

Side view showing tabs that hold faceplate to body



New smokebox face


Sheet black styrene & a spare wheel, I actually traced the diameter directly from the boiler

Smokebox in place


just simply ACC in place

Painted



Percy on the autopsy slab


This was a seriously EASY project completed in literally ONE evening
just waiting for the paint to dry then will add a gloss coat to match body gloss for now.

Already cannot wait to get my paws on Thomas! these are very very easy models to work on
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az2rail


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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009, 04:06:05 PM »

Poor Percy. If I was Thomas, I would run for it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2009, 06:06:46 PM »

I dunno, Vic. I'd hang onto the spare parts. You never know when you're going to need to save face...  Grin

Later,

K
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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2009, 08:13:51 PM »

So are you doing the trucks etc in the same fashion?
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vic


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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2009, 12:27:34 AM »

So are you doing the trucks etc in the same fashion?

Long term yes, Thomas et al will have the same treatment as will the coaches which will get double bogie trucks as well.


Finished with the smokebox, gloss paint applied to match existing, next grab bars and maybe a cab, will see.
Grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2009, 09:46:52 PM »

I was thinking about doing this, although I'd probably  respray the items and source British transfers for them.

I do like where this is going though Smiley
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vic


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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010, 02:31:43 AM »

Bit more progress solving the footplate issue, carved out the cab interior, begun adding the backhead, beginning to take shape

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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010, 04:32:58 AM »

... as will the coaches which will get double bogie trucks as well.
That's sure going to change their looks.

Looking forward to seeing what all you with Percy, this is kinda cool  Cool
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vic


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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2010, 01:43:13 AM »

Footplate work continued:

Backhead completed:


Test fit:


Coal bunker mocked up


Backhead painted


in place
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2010, 01:44:38 AM »

I am happy to report that Percy has successfully been surgically removed and a decent looking Avonside 0-4-0 ST was found inside:









Next up,...Oh Thomas!!!!  Shocked Grin
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2010, 09:53:17 AM »

vic

That's a very credible backhead you've constructed.  Looks great and adds a good level of detail to the locomotive.  Nice work!  Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2010, 02:28:30 PM »

This thread could traumitize some kids !!

You should have stamped it with at least PG-13 rating  Wink   

But that unit does look a lot lot better than before  . . . . . to lure in "thomas" faster,  put out a dish (or 2)  of minced  coal and water !

doug c
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2010, 05:06:41 AM »

Oh yes, that works!  Cool
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2010, 12:02:24 PM »

This thread could traumitize some kids !!

You should have stamped it with at least PG-13 rating  Wink   

But that unit does look a lot lot better than before  . . . . . to lure in "thomas" faster,  put out a dish (or 2)  of minced  coal and water !

doug c

I've been told this by others but I really dont know why, I've never met a kid who thought there Thomas toys were actualy alive, they are toys to them and as toy mwnt to be played with or in my nephews case ocassionally tossing the Brio Thomas across the room  Shocked

but he always pics it up and puts it back. If anyone is seriously traumatized by seeing a plastic model like this kitbashed I think they have bigger issues to worry about.  Wink

BTW Thomas has already been trapped and caged, and is awaiting "treatment" while the smokebox will be as easy as the Percy, the cab is trickier, its smaller, at this scale Thomas is more to the size of "Fenchurch" on the Bluebell Rwy:



More to come, "Annie" is being De-Annie-ized but I'd never show a lady without her makeup  Wink
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