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Brundledonk

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I have been away from my bench for far too long due to working on the house, I did try and sit down and do some modelling at the end of last week but couldn't find my mojo (it's probably down the back of the sofa with the tv remote and loose change lol)
Anyway I have a few days spare as I'm waiting for the plaster on the walls to dry before I can get back to decorating , so I decided to get the mine cart done.

This was scratchbuilt by the very talented Jason (Falloffalot) and there is a progress thread in the "other builds" section of the forum that's well worth a look if you haven't seen it allready.

Here's what we've got at the start and this will be another Fluffy supervised project



It's been made in 1/6 scale to suit standard 12 inch action figures, here a few pics to try and give an Idea of the size

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The main bulk of the model has been constructed of foam core board and I had some concerns that as I use a lot of "hot" thinner in my paints that it may cause a nasty reaction, so Jas sent me an off-cut of the material so I could do some testing (I don't want to melt his masterpiece lol)


I started by spraying some Vallejo grey primer as this is water based and shouldn't cause any problems

And sho nuff, it went on tidy !


Next up I need to figure out a way to add some texture to the surface of the bucket, it's a little smooth as it stands and pics of the filming prop do show some on the surface

I decided to use Mr surface 1000 as this is very fine. The 500 version would be a bit too much I reckon (even in this scale)
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I dug out an old manky brush as Mr surfacer is really hard on the bristles and I didn't want to trash a decent one


After 5 minutes of splash dashery I ended up with this

I'm struggling to capture exactly how it looks in hand (it's still wet and shiny here) but I'm happy with the effect and it should all pull together once the colours go on


Next up I tackled the track, the sleepers are made from foam and they look fantastic, loads of nice texture but I'm certain that they will dissolve the moment I open a jar of paint lol


Mmmm texture !
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So out with the Vallejo primer again, but this time I brushed it on.
It will take a few coats as the foam sucks it up like a sponge but I think it will work out ok



Chassis got a splash of primer too

I'm not going to use Mr surfacer on the chassis as I don't want the texture to be as heavy as the bucket.
But spraying from a distance and the texture present on the foam board looks nice to me
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Same trick with the wheels (the paint and weathering will do the rest)


I even remembered to mask the wooden handle that applies the brakes (I'm planning to use enamel,washes to weather it)
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Time for the surfacer to go on the bucket, even after the test I did I'm still nervous about stuffing it up !
A deep breath and



It's not too bad, I applied one coat them after it dried went back and added more suffer here and there to get the look I was after, also I will add some welding beads around those square plates when it's dry


Fingers crossed it will look like old rusty cast metal once it's painted


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OMG!
That texture is already lookin fan-flipping-tastic mate...and weld seams too?.....oh man I'm more excited than usual!!!!

I may need to change the sleepers, been looking at more reference images and they appear to be more "loggy" with a piece of "U" shaped metal plate holding the rails on, also I plan on casting the new sleepers in resin.

Brilliant skills Pete...absolutely awesome m8

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Love it! Love it! Love it! Love it! That texture is perfect!!!
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Da bee's knees!!!!
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You need to be doing this work for MOVIES! seriously.
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http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


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Thanks guys !

I have made a little more progress

Sleepers got a base coat of mid brown (Jas, no worries about changing the design of these, but I will paint them anyway just so I can get the technique and colours sorted)

The texture is really nice

Then a dash of black wash

It's already beginning to look more like wood, these will have a lot more work done to them as I want to bring the colour up a lot to try and make them look really aged and dried out
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I added Mr surfacer to the inside of the bucket to give it a bit of texture (texture seems to be my word of the moment lol)

I waited until the surfacer had started to go off and then stipples the beams and the rim of the bucket with a cut down brush

Using the edge of the brush I built up the edges of the bucket to look a little bit like seams


I was in Lidl earlier today and spotted this
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The colour on the lid looked to me like it would make the perfect base colour for the bucket


I'm going to paint the sample bit of foam board before I attack the main model so I can make sure I know what colours I'm going to use
Good thing too as the colour of the paint in the can is definitely leaning toward red and not the brown on the lid !


These are the paints that I have chosen and with a bit of luck I should have something that looks like rusty iron at the end (let's see how it
Works out)



Ok geezers and geezettes get your masks on cos it's going to get fumey down in the Petecave



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Those sleepers are epic, you never cease to amaze me and your skills are off the scale mate!
Just shown my boy and he can't believe that they're the same pieces of blue foam that left da J-cave a few weeks ago.
Beautiful job Pete

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