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Re: N scale projects

Post by galaxy_gfx » 05 Sep 2019, 15:13

"A bit of everything" for today:

Getting closer to casting the hand brake platforms:
http://galaxy.impulzus.com/tmp/rail/cn/p/p62_190905.jpg

The same for the HXN3 plow/end sill:
http://galaxy.impulzus.com/tmp/rail/cn/ ... 190905.jpg

Another old project: super-detailing the CMR DF4B. These two will be a light blue and cream 7720+7721 pair (they will go equally well with coal-filled C62/C64 and dark green YZ22). I am contemplating finishing one as the dark red and cream 7732, but will have to check if I have the correct depot markings for that one on the decal sheet. I'm using the last days of sunny and dry weather to do the solvent-based parts of the paint job. Prior to that, however, the side wall gaskets had to be corrected: these protrude very much on one side of the CMR Line model, but are very faint on the other side. I applied UV-printed 3D-decals to enhance the smoother gaskets, and sanded the ones on the other side back a bit to have approximately the same thickness on both sides:

http://galaxy.impulzus.com/tmp/rail/cn/ ... 0905_0.jpg
http://galaxy.impulzus.com/tmp/rail/cn/ ... 0905_1.jpg

This morning, the shells received cream white stripes for a start. Tamiya TS-7 is not my particular favorite, but so far the closest out-of-the-can spray paint approximation of the typical cream white on many CR locos:
http://galaxy.impulzus.com/tmp/rail/cn/ ... 0905_2.jpg

Cheers,
Zsolt

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Re: N scale projects

Post by galaxy_gfx » 06 Sep 2019, 18:33

An update before painting continues:

I took another close look at pictures of the dark red 773x that were delivered to Liuzhou depot (宁局柳段) in the mid-2000s. They lack the MU connectors which I already put on the two DF4B shells – so this time, the decision will be in favor of the 7720+7721 pair.

Nonetheless, after using the mechanisms for the HXN3, I will have some spare DF4B shells left, and may finish one in dark red with cream stripes for a static model. It will be good company for the DF7D – at least the green pair that are allocated to "sort of" the same depot.

Cheers,
Zsolt

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Re: N scale projects

Post by galaxy_gfx » 08 Sep 2019, 00:03

The solvent-based spray paint jobs are now finished for the DF4B:
http://galaxy.impulzus.com/tmp/rail/cn/ ... 190907.jpg

Also, I did the castings for the HXN3 and the boxcars:
http://galaxy.impulzus.com/tmp/rail/cn/ ... 190907.jpg
http://galaxy.impulzus.com/tmp/rail/cn/p/p62_190907.jpg

Cheers,
Zsolt

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