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nimrod54 last won the day on November 1 2020

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  1. Thanks Chris, the replacement bits and some simple scratch building can make quite a difference to these kits. I have just been tinkering about with some plastic strip and handrail wire to see what I can do with the ladder, we'll see how it looks once I have got the top section figured out. Cheers John
  2. I have just finished cobbling the steps together using some plastic strip, once they have set up I will round off some of the edges and they should look OK under paint. by John L, on Flickr John.
  3. I got on with detailing the smokebox door this morning starting by removing the the moulded on door darts, handrail and hinge then replacing those with Markits parts and rod. Here is how it looked with everything glued in place. by John L, on Flickr And one of the door glued on the front of the boiler section. The next job is to come up with some method of replacing the half-dozen moulded steps at the front end. by John L, on Flickr John.
  4. I made a start on detailing the tender and loco this afternoon by adding the handrails, the rear of the tender requires further work on the ladder and more handrails and a replacement parts for the coupling, heating and vac-pipes also need to be added. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr The smokebox door will have replacement darts fitted and I am hoping that I can do something to improve the look of the hinge along with the steps at the front end. Cheers John
  5. Well done to all the worthy winners. I am glad that Dennis's Heather made it in fifth place, it is a lovely model and brought back memories of a younger me sitting in one at a Miners Welfare event on Doncaster Racecourse. John
  6. Wow! The voting was close, I think that there might have to be a dance off.
  7. Thanks Jean. I don't think that my figure painting will ever be up to chapel standard, some guy called Michelangelo secured that job quite a while ago , but it is improving. Here are some more photos taken against a lighter background by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr And a alongside the other 120mm Napoleonic figures I have done over several years. A rifleman of the 5th Battalion, 60th Foot which was my first attempt at any figure, and the Leibhusaren you may remember from a few years ago. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Regards John
  8. I have completed the underframe and running gear and I have also assembled the tender. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr I removed the moulded handrails from the tender in readiness for replacements, then I made a start on removing the handrails from the boiler, taking extra care around the boiler bands and pipework that I want to keep. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr John
  9. Just saw your finished model in the gallery Paul, it looks fantastic with the 1/144 Hurricane. It's a really nice presentation, and well done with the brush painted mottle on the 109. Cheers John
  10. As a quick follow up from the previous update, after the parts had been cleaned up and a primer coat added, I sprayed the chassis and mainwheels using Citadel's Abbadon Black from a rattle can, whilst the connecting rods were brush painted with a steel colour. Once everything was dry I assembled those parts and they have been moved around my workspace in that state since, I have to clean up a few more parts and paint those up along with a few other details before I can continue with the next stage of assembly on the frame. by John L, on Flickr So in order to try and get this kickstarted again, today I have made a start on tidying up the tender parts and identifying the bits that I want to remove before replacing them with something finer. One of the things I like to do is remove and replace the plastic coal load, so I set about cutting that away with a ball-cutter, then tidied up the sides with a scalpel, file and finally sanding sticks - as can be seen a small amount of filler was needed where I was overzealous with the cutter but there wasn't too much damage done, and I still have all of my fingers which is always a bonus. After I had done that, I needed something to sit the replacement coal on, so a base was made up using some black sheet plastic and glued into place. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  11. Well I guess that is one way of remembering your anniversary, should one be a little absent minded of course. Enjoy your day when it comes around. John
  12. I have just finished catching up with your progress To date whilst having my morning coffee, Jorgen. What can I say other than it looks fantastic, the deck decals look really good, you have made a great job of the bridge detailing, and it's good to see that some of your hard work will still be seen, even if it is only under close scrutiny. Regards John
  13. Thanks for hosting a great group build MJW, it has resulted in a good variety of models and materials, as well as being a lot of fun. I am only sorry that I didn't get around to building my Metcalfe card kit of a Settle & Carlisle Station, that will be one for the future. Cheers John
  14. That's a great tip Adrian, thanks for sharing. John
  15. It has been a busy day, but the final task was to add the drumsticks, so I am able to call this finished. by John L, on Flickr
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