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The space hopper is made of blue tack and two bits of wire for the horns before painting orange.  The “face” was drawn in MS Paint before shrinking down and printing on clear decal paper.  Still a bit soft - ok as long is you don’t prod it too much.

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Darius

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Thanks Leslie.  The Scalescenes kits are good value for money and easy to adapt/modify.  Their brick print effect is also more realistic, in my view, than Metcalfe for example, and you don’t have the exposed card corners.

Populating the back yards is the fun part.

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Darius

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On 25/6/2022 at 1:19 PM, Darius43 said:

Thanks Leslie.  The Scalescenes kits are good value for money and easy to adapt/modify.  Their brick print effect is also more realistic, in my view, than Metcalfe for example, and you don’t have the exposed card corners.

Populating the back yards is the fun part.

Cheers

Darius

My pleasure, Darius. It makes the buildings that bit unique.1281277790_IMG_1842copy.thumb.jpg.b8ebc7ba1be7e4585da3ab12390df8c9.jpg

This example could be found in 1930s Castlederg, courtesy the estimable Mr Cundick.

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26 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

Outstanding!!!  How did you do that cast-iron ornamental table top?

Etched brass kit from Langley Miniature Models.  You get quite a lot of tables and chairs…

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Maybe I’ll build a cafe…

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Darius

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Contoured 3D printing effect on the cab roof (right)sanded and smoothed down  and re-primed (left).

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Bogie bearing holes drilled out to accept cylindrical brass bearings.  Once “balanced” the bearings are superglued in place.  10mm dia. wheels fitted.

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The quality of the printed body shells is very good.  The cab roof is the only cleaning up really needed.

Basic painting of driving and trailer coach completed.  

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Darius

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Motor coach chassis modified using plasticard to accommodate a Hornby motor bogie and the 3D printed trailing bogie.

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Unfortunately after these photos were taken the trailing bogie rolled off the workbench and shattered on hitting the floor.  
Whatever the material the bogie is made of it won’t take superglue or epoxy.  I have PM’d CMAC to see if I can obtain a replacement bogie.

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Darius

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I used glazing panels cut from a clear acetate report cover.  These were trimmed to fit and secured with small dabs ofsuperglue applied using a length of 0.3mm dia. brass wire.

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The cab door windows were cut from the same sheet as upper and lower “halves” that were then overlap-glued together.

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Darius
 

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3 minutes ago, Galteemore said:

Excellent - great work. I’m not really up on EMUs but are those the things I see streaking up and down the WCML ? 

Thanks.  Yes - they are now operated by DB Cargo UK.   I have modelled it in earlier Royal Mail ownership.

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Darius

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