Rob P's Scratch builds - many with the aid of a Silhouette Cutter

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  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Place holder for more as time allows
     
  2. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Over time I have built up a reasonable collection of drawings - mostly locos but some wagons. Amongst them is a drawing for a PO Lime wagon by Skinley.
    Having run out of plastic kits to build I decided to have a go at scratch building a Lime wagon.
    Here are a few photos of progress
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  3. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    What a fantastic build. Very clean and neat. A great skill you have there and a great eye for detail. Thanks for posting this up.

    Cheers

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    Hi Rob - brilliant model, what are you using for the rivet detail

    Paul
     
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    Out of interest Rob, what gauge are you modelling in, 'cos if this wagon is '00' gauge, you've got a fantastic eye for detail (and the hands to carry it out, too!).
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  6. Gary

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    Great scratch build Rob, excellent detail all over. I guess that is one of the benefits of modelling 7mm/O gauge, the detail (ie rivets) are easier to accomplish. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  7. Rob Pulham

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    Thanks for the interest Gents,
    The scale as Gary says is 7mm and hopefully the next series of photo's will answer the question of how the rivets were done. - stubs of styrene rod inserted into pre drilled holes.
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    This was my first foray into scratch building in styrene and you will note that it has cast fixed buffers.
    This is because my confidence in making a good job of it wasn't great and so I didn't want to waste any sprung buffers. - I say this because although I was very confident in building/scratch building in brass I had always had, what I felt was less than satisfactory results from plastic kit's.
    It's also worth mentioning that this was pre buying my Silhouette cutter so all the washer plates (straps:)) were cut by hand with a scalpel. After this I invested in a Northwestern Shortline Chopper II cutter so that I could at least cut repeatable lengths of styrene.
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    To finish of this particular build I made some home made transfers using white laser decal paper.
    I didn't have a photo of the wagon but the Skinley drawing that I was working from had basic art work and described the colour scheme.

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    Having finished it, I was quite pleased when Paul Bartlett fed back that it looked just like a photo that he had in his possession so it said that the Skinley drawing was accurate from a livery point of view if nothing else - no way to check whether the rest was 100 percent accurate.
    It sat like that in pristine livery for sometime until I decided that I would weather it and enter it in the modelling competition at this years Guildex
    This is the finished entry

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    Sadly it didn't get placed.
     
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    Well for such low achiever I'll give it some where to hang out :avatar:

    It's a lovely model, and if that wasn't placed I can't imagine what the top three looked like :eek:

    Paul
     
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    Beautiful work Rob. :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

    I had a feeling that your rivets were styrene rod stubs but then again, I thought you may have a had a punch and forced the rivets out from the back of the styrene.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    My next scratch built wagon, that was again built before the arrival of the silhouette cutter was an NBR 4 plank dropside wagon. Built from drawings and Photos in the Tatlow LNER Scottish Wagons Book
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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: excellent workmanship Rob

    Ian vt
     
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    Congrats on Pic of the week - beautiful set of wagons

    Paul
     
  14. Toto

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    Congratulations Rob.
    A very worthy feature as the standard is exemplary.
    keep up the good work
    toto
     
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    Here here, definitely a worthy POTW! Top modelling.

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    Congrats on PotW. Well deserved ! :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    quality potw Rob :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

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    Stunning builds Rob
     
  19. Rob Pulham

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    Thanks Gents, I must admit that P.O.W. is a first for me and I am pretty chuffed with it.
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    On one of the threads someone (apologies I have looked for the post but I am struggling to find who posted it at the minute) asked about the Silhouette Cutter and was it only suitable for cutting out details, or words to that effect I think.
    Well one of my first 7mm builds of Jim's kit's was his NER Implement Wagon. Like all of Jim's kit's it went together well and it looked like this when initially painted.

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    With a bit of weathering it then looked like this.

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    What you may wonder has this got to do with the Silhouette cutter? Well despite having another one of these in my build pile I wondered if I could use the Silhouette to make one from styrene.
    This is the state of play with it as of yesterday.

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