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Title: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: PainTrain on August 23, 2019, 12:14:46 AM
New to modeling.  Here's the first kit I've been working on over the past month.

(https://i.imgur.com/YkGfyXs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pcaTGq3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LH9obrI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/egsi2Xy.jpg)

Lots of mistakes have been made, but I'm learning a lot.  I'm going to try to wrap up the windows and the roof this weekend so I can finally get around to weathering.
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: Rail and Tie on August 23, 2019, 01:50:02 PM
Welcome aboard Pain!

You will find an excellent support group here to help you with your structures addiction. Ask for any advice or comments. Great start for your first build. I must ask though, did you paint the window mullions /  trim after installing the glazing on the doors? That would make it a lot more work to try to stay within the lines.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with weathering.

D
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: jerryrbeach on August 23, 2019, 06:26:08 PM
Welcome aboard.  Lots of friendly modelers here.  Wondering how you plan to approach the weathering, guess I need to stay tuned.
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: S&S RR on August 23, 2019, 08:52:55 PM
Welcome to the forum.  It looks like you are off to a great start with this project.
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: GPdemayo on August 24, 2019, 08:49:45 AM
Welcome to the forum..... :)
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: DennisBourey on August 24, 2019, 09:57:45 AM
Welcome aboard.........Dennis
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: ReadingBob on August 24, 2019, 10:31:31 AM
Welcome!  Glad to have you on board and sharing your build with us.  Great group of modelers here and you can't beat the price of admission.   ;) 
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: Bruce Oberleitner on August 24, 2019, 11:12:47 AM
Welcome to the Forum! 

I like those KC workshop kits as well.  There a great value for their price

BTW, the only mistake is not starting at all.  The only way to get better at something is to keep trying. 

 ;D ;D ;D 
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: jimmillho on August 24, 2019, 01:47:44 PM
Welcome to the forum.

Keep up the good work and ask anything you want.

Jim
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: deemery on August 24, 2019, 02:16:08 PM
I think there's a bit too much contrast between the black tar and the grey tarpaper.  Suggest you tone it down by working a dark grey pigment across the entire surface.  (Cigarette ashes would work for that, if you happen to have a source. :-) )


dave
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: Opa George on August 25, 2019, 09:11:15 AM
Welcome and thanks for posting this kit. I like it!  I haven't been on the forum nearly as long as most of the others here, but found a home a safe place to post pics and get constructive feedback.  Great community here, and I'm looking forward to seeing more from you.
--Opa George
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: postalkarl on August 25, 2019, 12:36:00 PM
Hey pain:

Welcome aboard. Will be following along. Nice kit.

Karl
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: PainTrain on August 26, 2019, 12:33:14 AM
Hey everybody, thanks for the warm welcome.

I painted the pieces individually with exception to the wall which I glued the corner trim in first then painted when the structure was glued together.  I think next time I'm going to to each wall separately through the weathering process, assemble, then fit the trim so I don't have gaps.  Also, the roof was quite the process.  I should have glued the stock to the structure, then added the roof detail, and used less glue.  Got quite a bit of warping.  The detail parts didn't come out clean due to the fact that I painted them on a flat surface and got quite a bit of pooling.  I tried cleaning it up but the xacto took some of the plastic off in the thinner areas.

I patched the area where no card stock was provided using a USPS envelope.  Next I'm going to fit the roof trim, smoke stack, and paint the light now that I've got my hand drill.

As for the roof paint, I definitely agree.  The grey paint came out a lot lighter than I anticipated so I plan on hitting it with quite a bit of grime to tone it down.  Also, the trim pieces were painted with a maroonish color that doesn't contrast well with the brown I chose for the walls.

The next kit I do, I'm definitely going to paint some spoons to see how well the colors contrast with each other so I get results that are a little more pleasing.

This kit definitely isn't for beginners, but it's still been fun putting it together.
 
(https://i.imgur.com/eQFqPb6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uYLC7L5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4mShlqB.jpg)

Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: Opa George on August 26, 2019, 05:53:14 AM
That fan on the end wall is cool!
Yep, fun is the name of the game.
--George
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: PainTrain on September 03, 2019, 12:40:17 AM
Thanks George

Added trim, played witha different color on it, and started weathering the roof.

(https://i.imgur.com/5mcg5qO.jpg)
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: deemery on September 03, 2019, 08:50:10 AM
I like the roof a lot better with some weathering.


dave
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: ACL1504 on September 03, 2019, 09:19:47 AM
A little late to the party but welcome to the forum. You can learn alot from the folks here and don't be shy in asking questions on "how to" stuff.

I agree with Dave in that the roof should be toned down with some light grays. On your next build try having the tar "bleed" down the roof towards the drip edge.

The exterior rafters added much more stability to the roof, good job.

Again, welcome to the forum.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: tct855 on September 04, 2019, 02:25:51 AM
Welcome aboard!
                       
                    I saw you in class today-great start.(I was the short one). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pum938T14Hs  Thanx Thom...
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: PainTrain on September 05, 2019, 12:07:21 AM
I went with quite a bit of grime towards the bottom since I imaged there would be piles of tires and other junk leaning against the walls.
(https://i.imgur.com/M8LuHX7.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/FchtN5w.jpg)
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: Opa George on September 05, 2019, 05:21:31 AM
That's looking good. I worked at a garage when first married and your level of grime is similar to what I remember.
--George
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: MAP on September 06, 2019, 07:09:37 AM
Welcome to the forum!  Your build is coming along nicely.  Keep the pics coming.
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: PainTrain on September 08, 2019, 11:08:19 PM
Thanks for all the comments.  I managed to wrap up my first build tonight, and here's the result:
(https://i.imgur.com/H9yfag1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qKUlX2h.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4lbG3Xg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/d2b3HCM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/roNrOgQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: Opa George on September 09, 2019, 05:20:15 AM
That's a winner of a first building. You certainly understand the techniques and have a good sense of detail. I enjoyed watching this one come together.   Do you know yet what your next project will be?
George
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: PainTrain on September 09, 2019, 09:31:43 PM
Thanks Opa George.  I really enjoyed the weathering part since that when it started coming to life.

I've amassed quite the collection of kits so far, but my next build is going to be one of the fos scale foundations kits.  I want to take what I've learned and do it on something I can finish in a week or two.
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: Rail and Tie on September 09, 2019, 10:11:15 PM
Very good for a first build!! I hope you are hooked on structures now and looking forward to your next project.

Question for you. The wall with the fan in it looks like the clapboard is running upside down. Is this just an illusion in the way the drybrushing turned out?  Just curious as it caught my eye.

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: PainTrain on September 10, 2019, 08:39:26 PM
Definitely!  Although I wont have space for a layout for another year, I'd like to learn what i can to make the models at least look realistic.  When I was younger I had plastic kits, but never the patience to build them properly. hahaha.

Yes the clapboard on the rear is upside down, and I realized it when I first when through the kit, but I didn't want to wait for a replacement.  I've heard great things as far as support from KC's workshop though, so I'm confident that if I took the time to reach out, then I would've been sent a replacement.
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: Rail and Tie on September 11, 2019, 06:42:40 PM
Yes the clapboard on the rear is upside down, and I realized it when I first when through the kit, but I didn't want to wait for a replacement.  I've heard great things as far as support from KC's workshop though, so I'm confident that if I took the time to reach out, then I would've been sent a replacement.
No worries it looks great and I know from experience it is easy to accidently cut clapboard upside down. (ask me how I know!!!).
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: NEMMRRC on December 17, 2019, 08:43:43 AM
Excellent effort for a first build.


Sorry I am late welcoming you to the forum.


Keep posting your builds because we all love pictures.


Later.


Jaime
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: PainTrain on December 17, 2019, 09:48:56 PM
Thanks for swinging on by NEMMRRC
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: postalkarl on December 18, 2019, 02:36:18 PM
Hey Paintrain:

Very nice first build.

Karl
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: NEMMRRC on December 18, 2019, 08:50:31 PM
Thanks for swinging on by NEMMRRC
It was my pleasure.


Jaime
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: GPdemayo on December 20, 2019, 09:13:20 AM
Great work.....I enjoyed checking out your first build Pain.....looking forward to seeing your efforts in the future.  8)
Title: Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
Post by: postalkarl on December 20, 2019, 01:11:05 PM
hey Paintrain:

It looks great. What's next after this.

Karl