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Gr33n1e
#1 Posted : 13 October 2015 21:09:54

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Hi All
New to posting on the forum have been busy reading and looking at the efforts of others. There are some outstanding models and really good tips that have been a godsend as I embark on the D51 build.
First time for me on a locomotive and also on a brass / metal model, mostly been plastic and wooden kit builds to date.
First time using epoxy, read a few horror stories but in the main i'm coping with it ok, the tips to use cocktail sticks and apply liberally were sound advice.
The model its self truly does not disappoint, well packaged, the parts i've received to date are precise, fit together well and I can see this is going to turn into a epic model and I'm certainly going to have the usual fun and frustration building it.
Here are my efforts in building the first few stages, once again would like to thank you guys for all those little tips that make building the model a lot easier than it otherwise would be for me.
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#2 Posted : 13 October 2015 21:34:50

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Welcome to the build. I'm new to this build also...completed Stage 16. Waiting for my new parts delivery next week. A few things I've found helpful...I'm leaving mine with the brass finish for the completed model, so have only handled parts wearing gloves. Also, a slower curing epoxy is the best to work with here...I use a 30 minute epoxy. Have fun!
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#3 Posted : 13 October 2015 22:23:33

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You're gonna have fun with this build. They start you nice and easy and you learn a lot as you go along. I too didn't know anything really about building models when I started this one and now I'm building 5 of them at the same time, including a wooden ship. LOL

You might want to make your pictures a little smaller, the forum doesn't handle big pictures too well unfortunately.
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#4 Posted : 13 October 2015 22:37:11

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Welcome to the Forum. It looks like you have got off to a pretty nice start ThumpUp

If you resize you pictures to 640 x 480 they will appear on your post as pictures rather than downloads. Cool
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#5 Posted : 13 October 2015 23:26:20

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BigGrin Nicely done, its a great build have fun with herCool
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#6 Posted : 14 October 2015 11:18:59

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Coming along a treat. It's a nice model. Are you staying metal finish or painting?

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#7 Posted : 15 October 2015 08:31:31

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I prefer the look of the painted versions, my painting skills aren't great though, never done airbrushing before but willing to give it a go.
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#8 Posted : 15 October 2015 08:45:35

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Lovely work on show there, coming along very nicely....Cool Cool

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#9 Posted : 14 November 2015 22:02:48

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Update on how the build is going, don't have the small socket tool so improvised with a pair of long nosed pliers and span the piece, tightened with the small spanner provided. Epoxy on the shaft and fitted onto the frame.
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#10 Posted : 14 November 2015 22:12:18

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So glad I purchased a pick up tool ! I managed to seat all the rivets in the holes without the usual drop on the floor and search routine, a record for me, feel so proud of that little achievementLaugh
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#11 Posted : 14 November 2015 22:15:34

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More screws on the next stage, nothing difficult here just a matter of lining up the holes and having a magnetised screwdriver
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#12 Posted : 14 November 2015 22:22:29

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And the final section for this months delivery, no dramas very straightforward, just need a screwdriver
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#13 Posted : 14 November 2015 22:53:39

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Gr33n1e wrote:
So glad I purchased a pick up tool ! I managed to seat all the rivets in the holes without the usual drop on the floor and search routine, a record for me, feel so proud of that little achievementLaugh


The pick up tool makes quick work of the tiny rivets...happy I got one too. Your build is looking good.
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#14 Posted : 15 November 2015 00:50:26

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Looking great, very nice work.... Cool Cool . Pick up tools are invaluable, wouldn't be without them.....Cool Cool

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#15 Posted : 16 November 2015 10:39:28

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Looking great. You're right at where I am too.

I've had a lot of success with the rivets after I put them in the supplied tray. Apparently the tray slightly magnetized them and I could just dangle them from one end of my pliers and simply drop them in the holes. Took 10 minutes total.
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#16 Posted : 16 November 2015 18:46:22

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Thanks for the comments, nice to have greyhawks build diary at the same stage, good reference point. Look forward to posting some more next month. So far so good really impressed with the quality of this model, no fights with anything yet !
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#17 Posted : 28 December 2015 22:02:20

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Looking at other builds, early on I have decided to paint, whilst the brass versions look great I think paint really makes this stand out... One problem - my painting skills!
Anyway here goes, always glad of advice and thanks to those who have gone before for the ideas on paints to use it has been really helpful.
I started with the wheels, I'm using white vinegar to degrease, everything gets a thorough clean. Then onto prime, here I have used cambrush primer, finished it gives a shiny plastic look but a great surface to paint on.
I found myself over applying in a couple of areas and got a couple of runs, put this right with a bit of sanding back and reapplication.
Pictures show one set primed and the other set finished using Railmatch weathered black acrylic. Need to clean up a couple of areas around the edge but I'm still wrestling with the dilemma of painting the tyre in. Think I will on one set and see how it looks on the frame with the other bits in Situ.
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#18 Posted : 28 December 2015 22:05:29

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The coupling rods I have used Railmatch oily steel, didn't thin it down, applied straight from the bottle brushed on
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#19 Posted : 28 December 2015 22:09:36

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Front section and steam box primed for paint.
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#20 Posted : 28 December 2015 22:21:22

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Here are the results of my first ever experience of using an airbrush.
Read up lots on this and looked at various tutorials on the old interweb.
What psi should I use, how thin should the paint be etc... lots of trial an error. My first effort resulted in the paint being too thin, although I was correct distance away it looked like the paint was splattering and running. Mixed in a bit more paint and hey presto, with the paint now good I decided to spray on a PSI setting of around 20, the spray brush I use has a stop on the lever which I set to halfway as a safety net of not applying to much paint in one go. A real nervous moment to start with but gradually the confidence began to flow and as a first shot at doing this I'm really please with the outcome.
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