my first real attempt

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by csxengineer, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    I made a mock up off a coal mine from a single photo I found

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  2. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    step 2

    with Evergreen styrene, I started to build the rear and front part.

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  3. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    step 3, the sides

    started the right side

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  4. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    step 4, glueing the front

    taking shape.

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  5. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    step 5. test fitting it on layout

    still lots more to do.

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  6. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    WOW! :D :D Nice work. Looking forward to seeing your next installment.

  7. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Yea, that's looking good.
  8. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Wow,,,, your first attempt??? Very well done.
    No stopping you now:D
  9. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Scratchbuilding WARNING!!! this disease is highly contageous and VERY SATISFYING :D :D :D

    Nice work csx.
  10. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looking great !
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thats a good looking coal mine csxengineer
    Hope to see more as it develops.
    Scratchbuilding is FUN
  12. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Looks great csxengineer. Nice work.
  13. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    That project of yours looks interesting and it looks excellent work, keep us posted.

  14. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    a little paint

    okay, a little paint, still gotta do the windows

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  15. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    other side

    other side

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  16. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    how do I make green tinted windows?

    how do I make green tinted windows? The industrial glass that is tinted green to let some sun in? I have clear styrene, but if I paint that green, it looks just like green plastic. Help. Also, what can I add to make this more realistic? Thanks
  17. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    That's the stuff! The mine looks good CSX! For green tinted windows try the school supplies aisle at your local store for transparent colored folders for school reports. For added realism how about some conveyors? Also maybe some steps. ladders, and platforms with railings so your mine workers can access different levels of the structure...Nice work!
  18. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Somewhere, deep in the bowels of, a sales rep is letting out a pitiful wailing at the thought of yet another modeler freed from the chains of store bought structure kits. Cool beans...
  19. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Very nice, csx!
    That is some d%$# good scratchbuilding!
  20. pomperaugrr

    pomperaugrr Member


    Most craft stores carry a spray paint for "stained glass" projects. This is safe for plastic and it translucent. A thin coat will allow you to see through it a bit. This is effective if you are lighting your structures. I used it on a couple of HO passenger cars I helped a friend with. It works very well, but be sure it's dry before handling it.


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