Atso's new loco works - now including my Hadley Wood layout build

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Re: Atso's new loco works - now including my Hadley Wood layout build

Post by Atso » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:54 pm

Spearmint's tender has progressed a bit with the outer lining now complete. I've also found a cab interior/back head which has been added to the loco along with the nameplates.
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Re: Atso's new loco works - now including my Hadley Wood layout build

Post by Atso » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:44 pm

I've done some further lining work on Spearmint's tender today. The original plan was to represent the center panel lining using some hand made decals. However, I couldn't get into that today and after several failed attempts, I decided to try ruling the outer lines directly onto the tender.

This is something that I've never managed to make a good job of before, as getting two consistent, paralleled lines that are only 0.5mm apart has proven too difficult. However, I think that somebody must have been smiling down on me. The lines are a little bit messy but this is all on the inside where the black line will be added later. The corners were added in using a fine brush. Overall I'm quite pleased that I seem to have cracked this technique.
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Re: Atso's new loco works - now including my Hadley Wood layout build

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:34 pm

I think you're safe from any complaints there Steve.
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Re: Atso's new loco works - now including my Hadley Wood layout build

Post by Atso » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:59 pm

Atlantic 3279 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:34 pm
I think you're safe from any complaints there Steve.
Thanks Graeme. I've got a bit more tidying up/patch painting to do, but I got the center black line onto the tender today. Below is a cruel enlargement of the tender with Dapol's standard factory finish on the tender at the rear.
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Re: Atso's new loco works - now including my Hadley Wood layout build

Post by Quicksilver95 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:38 pm

If you told me that was in 00 I'd be mightily impressed. To achieve such a finish in N is something quite spectacular! Out of interest, what bow pen and paints are you using for it?

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Re: Atso's new loco works - now including my Hadley Wood layout build

Post by Atso » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:27 pm

Quicksilver95 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:38 pm
If you told me that was in 00 I'd be mightily impressed. To achieve such a finish in N is something quite spectacular! Out of interest, what bow pen and paints are you using for it?
Thank you for the kind comments. I have two pens, a Haff bow compass (fitted with a brass rod fitted for offset work) and a Kern ruling pen. The Kern is a nice pen, and gets a lot of use. The Haff is exception but I don't have a pen grip for it. I do use is occasionally for regular lining by turning the pen attachment 180 degrees so that the compass "point" doesn't interfere with the lining. The corners are brush painted and a lot of clean up afterwards! I actually brushed a little Precision gloss donny green around the outer corners today just to make them a little finer.

I use old enamel paints that have thickened beyond use for brush or airbrush work. The white lining is Humbrol 22 with 14 or so drops of black added to make a light grey. This was suggested to me by Ian Rathbone, and I'm not going to argue with such advice. It tones the colour down but still looks like white when applied on top of any other colour. The black is Precision gloss black that I use for airbrush work. This is quite a runny paint, so I put five or six drops onto a piece of plasticard and left it for 30 minutes before putting some in the pen. I would have used Humbrol gloss black, but my tin has now gone completely hard!
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Re: Atso's new loco works - now including my Hadley Wood layout build

Post by Quicksilver95 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:07 pm

Thanks for the tips - I shall have to have a look out for a kern pen myself.

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Re: Atso's new loco works - now including my Hadley Wood layout build

Post by Atso » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:29 pm

Quicksilver95 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:07 pm
Thanks for the tips - I shall have to have a look out for a kern pen myself.

Joshua
No problem Joshua. Kern have been out of business for some years. However, Haff are still trading and, based on my bow compass, I would recommend their ruling pens over Kerns (I will purchase a "standard" pen to replace the Kern when I can afford it).
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