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Kit Building / Re: DD Luci's Tattoo
February 19, 2024, 08:22:10 PM
Thanks, Jerry.

I've given up on A&I washes for the most part. I've found it tends to lift acrylic paints off the surface.  I'm using oils thinned with odorless thinner.  First I used a raw umber wash all over the walls (and on the windows and doors which aren't installed yet).  I let it dry, applied a bit more in spots, then a burnt sienna wash coming down off the anchor plates, which had been painted a dark rust, and where the fire escape attachments would be.  Let this dry and did a little more wash in places.  I then experimented on the back wall with grey water wash (with flow enhancer) and grey oil with the thinner.  The oil/thinner worked more like the pin wash I was looking for.  After it dries a bit you can gently rub it off the bricks with a cotton swab.  So I again sealed with Tamiya flat and waited for this to dry. 

I've cut out the "glass" for the windows and some shades (more on that later) and they are presently drying.  I'll get back to this on Wednesday, hopefully.

Kit Building / Re: DD Luci's Tattoo
February 19, 2024, 07:59:36 AM
Thanks, Bob.  I think I have that Gold Medal sign somewhere as well.

Morning all.

A nice day here today as we will break 50 degrees.

Even though it's a holiday, I do need to take out the trash and recycling this morning.  

Still working on the Deco build, hope to make more progress today.  

Kit Building / Re: DD Luci's Tattoo
February 18, 2024, 03:22:00 PM
I added the other two signs.  Lightly drybrushed them with an off white and then with the brick color.  Sealed with Tamiya flat and now it's time to weather stain the exterior. 

Kit Building / Re: DD Luci's Tattoo
February 18, 2024, 03:19:38 PM
After my problem with the sign on my last build.  I wasn't going to sand the sign thin for this one.  I got some decal paper, went through my collection of signs, found some I liked and resized them to fit. I experimented with the first one as I wasn't sure this would work.  It went OK.  Yes, I see I built the fire escape with the hole on the wrong side.

Kit Building / Re: DD Luci's Tattoo
February 18, 2024, 03:16:01 PM
In the interim 11 days, I've been touching up the paint.  And then touching up again and again.  Finally finished with that. 

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday - February 18, 2024
February 18, 2024, 03:14:00 PM
Afternoon all.

Forgot to check in this morning.  Have been out to the grocery store and lunch already.  

Working on the DD kit, time to update the thread.

Kit Building / Re: HO SierraWest Loco Service Shops
February 18, 2024, 07:51:37 AM
Wow.  Wonderful work, Darryl.

Layout Tours / Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
February 17, 2024, 04:51:32 PM
That turned out great, Curt.  Nice interior detail as well.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Saturday, February 17, 2024
February 17, 2024, 07:57:11 AM
Morning all.

Single digits here this morning, but we'll break the freezing mark later. 

Did my taxes yesterday, but two support people couldn't seem to fix a problem that came up.  In fact, one just said she'd be back and signed off, never to return.  Will try again today.  

I've done some touchups on the Deco kit, hope to get to the next step today.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday - February 16, 2024
February 16, 2024, 07:51:48 AM
Morning all.

Happy B-D to Frank.  

TGIF.  Start of my four day weekend.  It was in the 50s Wednesday and it's snowing this morning.   >:(  It will break freezing later so hopefully most of it will melt.  Still warm for February, though. 

I hope to get back to the Deco build, maybe today.  Trip to Costco planned for later, however. 

Morning all.

Tough work day yesterday and I didn't feel well, but OK today.  Will go out for Valentine's day lunch (the restaurant hopefully won't be too busy) and some yard work later.  It's supposed to break 50 degrees and there are still many sticks to pick up from the trees.  We had a landscaping company come and spread mulch yesterday and they nicely picked them up and placed them where it won't be too much work picking them up.

Marty your shore looks great.

Morning all.

Disappointed by the game outcome and the commercials weren't that great, either.  I have a day of general laziness planned after working the weekend.  They've already sent out a request to work today as someone is out, but I ignore these. 

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 09/2024
February 09, 2024, 10:51:50 AM
Morning all.

Going to be in the 50s today.  I missed the record high of 65 yesterday as I was at work.  

Hope to do some train related stuff later. 

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday 8 February
February 08, 2024, 07:18:17 AM
Morning all.

Congrats on the winnings, Mike.  Well deserved. 

It will get to 61 degrees here today, but I'll be at work and miss it.   :P

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