Canadian Steel Mill

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by cobra, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. cobra

    cobra Member

    I've been watching Robins pics of his steel mill over the last several months and am building my own starting with the adjoining lime quarry and into the steel mill backdrop with false fronts .


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  2. cobra

    cobra Member

    Quarry Portion

    I can only get one to upload of the quarry

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  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Lookin' good Cobra. The weathering is fantastic on the building and the pipe work. Hope to see more soon. Thats a nice looking bridge and quarry scene. What scale is this?
  4. cobra

    cobra Member

    Robin , this is HO and mostly CPR . I've got a couple more that I've been struggling with on size .One is the lime kiln itself and the other is the ore boat that will service the steel mill .

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  5. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I'm admiring the rust on that mill too! Then I got to your last two pics...WHOA!!!!! Fantastic! Can't wait to see it all put together in a scene.
  6. cobra

    cobra Member

    Thank You : Here's a tip on some of the rust , particularly the pipes . Get two cans a flat spray paint , one flat black , the other , red oxide . Spray the black on ( something ) first , then mist on some WATER . Before anything dries , spray on the red oxide . Go away for a couple of hours , then check it out . You'll like ! Seriously !

  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Hi Cobra, that's a really nice piece of work you're doing. I love the ship, is it a Sylvan kit?

    Thanks for the tip on rusting too - you got some great results there.

    BTW, you'll notice your thread has been moved from the Real Thing Canada (which is intended only for prototype photos) to Scratchin' and Bashin'.

    Keep up the good work!!!

  8. cobra

    cobra Member

    Here's an update on more work as I start to connect the turbos from the power house to a mill building .

    The ore freighter is a Bearco kit , heavily modified to resemble the Edmund Fitzgerald but not finished yet as to final details .


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  9. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Hey, Cobra.... that is some awesome modeling and weathering ! Thank you for "heads up" on the rust technique.

  10. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    That's some really fine modeling work there, fantastic job. -:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Thanks for the rusting tip. Did you come across it by accident or did you devise in your secret evil laboratory.:D
  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Excellent Work and love the rustic look :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. cobra

    cobra Member

    Brian , I can't take credit for the water/paint technique but I can't recall specifically where I saw it . It may have been someone on the Yahoo Groups / Steel forum , and possibly Dean Freytag , but I can't remember . It's a lot of fun to use in specfic situations but is rather messy .

  13. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    This is some fine modeling :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  14. cobra

    cobra Member

    Thanks , and just to give you an idea where I'm headed with all this , some continuing shots of the Mill backdrop as I continue to build it .

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  15. siderod

    siderod Member

    So, do you intend to model it dripping wet, with fish around it, covered in algee and sea weed? OR do you plan to model it BEFORE the incident? **smirk**
  16. cobra

    cobra Member

    The timeframe is the late 50's , so the Fitz was safely above water at that point . No fish or algae , but I will be building a Hulett ore unloader and have a dock scene with the Fitz unloading a shipment of taconite .

  17. trainking49

    trainking49 New Member

    A+++++ . Fantastic job. Ralph
  18. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

    That's nice work Neil!
  19. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Nice work, Terry, things are coming along real good. :cool:
    Excellent job with the rust and The Fitz. came out very well. :thumb: :thumb:
  20. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Looking real good Terry!!!


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