Union Pacific BIG BOY 4-8-8-4 1/48 Scale

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by kooklik, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. hmas

    hmas Member

    Hi Kooklik
    That is the one.
  2. Ronson2k3

    Ronson2k3 Member

    This is crazy scale work. I wouldn't have believed you can cram so many details into a model. Your work is awesome.
  3. kooklik

    kooklik Member

    Thank you Ronson.
  4. Hodgy

    Hodgy New Member

    I bow before you, It looks fantastic. Keep us posted on its progression
  5. modelnutz7

    modelnutz7 Member

    Your work is just Incredible, I really admire your skill and patience.


  6. kooklik

    kooklik Member

    Hi Tom and Hodgy
    Thank you for your nice words to my work. Hope you enjoy this week's report too.
    I have 'Tank Extension Handle' and 'Backup Light' to show for this week.

    Tank Extension Handle and Backup Light

    Wheel Bearing Covers: I painted in aluminium color.


  7. Ronson2k3

    Ronson2k3 Member

    Looking marvelous as always. I love how you do those lights too. That's a model within a model. Superb.

  8. kooklik

    kooklik Member

    Hi all
    I've just come back form business trip. I've not updated for awhile. I found 'Blub color LED' in Japan. Its size is 3mm , suitable for model making. I've set up roughly and tested how it's looked like. The warm color makes very realistic lightening. I connected to 2.4V(1.2V x 2,Ni-Cd AA size Cells) directly without resister. The brightness seems to be OK. I tried with 3.6 (3cells). It was too bright and could damage to LED if connect without resister.


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  9. kooklik

    kooklik Member

    Do weathering
    Water and rust stain on the water tank.
    To do weathering of overflow water dried up and leave white stain on the tank. I used Tamiya's weatering set B (snow). Brush white on top of tank lightly. Then rubbed the sponge brush tip down. Now I got a light water stain.
  10. kooklik

    kooklik Member

    Water stain lines
    Make brighter stain lines. Use brush edge to add white line and rubbed it down.
  11. kooklik

    kooklik Member

    Rust line
    I used Tamiya's weathering set C orrange rust. Modelers may use other colors (dark brown , light brown ect.) depend on their favorites.
    Do painting same method as water stain line.
  12. Ronson2k3

    Ronson2k3 Member

    Looking well weathered. It's one of my favorite parts of model building. Don't know if you are going for the museum (preserved) look or that of when it was in use. I would think the preserved look as the in use one would need lots of weathering. I don't think this bad boy saw to much of the inside of anything including tunnels.

    Great work .. I'm thinking now that the weathering has made an appearance you will be nearly done the tender..?? Now that you have got your sleeves rolled up are you ready for the main body of the locomotive or will you do the drive train first?
  13. JohnMGD

    JohnMGD Member

  14. kooklik

    kooklik Member

    Battery case and Coal filling
  15. kooklik

    kooklik Member

    Hi Ronson
    The tender is nearly done. I'll do part numbering and make assembly instruction before building the engine.
  16. kooklik

    kooklik Member

  17. hmas

    hmas Member

  18. kooklik

    kooklik Member

    That's so cool white 2D. :)
  19. hmas

    hmas Member

    Boys & gurls,
    & now for something different
    Here is some info on the real steam loco currently steaming around in the US.

    If you click on 844 GPS tracking it will give current location.


    Wednesday, April 22
    Public Display - 11:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Stockton, Cal. * ACE Station
    949 E. Channel St.

    Thursday, April 23
    Layover and Public Display - 8 a.m. * 6 p.m.
    Stockton, Cal. * UP Yard
    833 East 8th St.

    Friday, April 24
    Depart 8:00 a.m. PDT Stockton, Cal.
    UP Yard
    833 East 8th St.
    Arrive 11:00 a.m. Roseville, Cal.
    UP Yard
    500 W. Atlantic St.

    Saturday, April 25 - Wednesday, April 29
    Layover and Public Display - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Roseville, Cal. * UP Yard
    500 W. Atlantic St.

    Thursday, April 30
    Depart 8:00 a.m. PDT Roseville, Cal.
    UP Yard
    500 W. Atlantic St.
    Arrive 11:00 a.m. Oroville, Cal.
    Mitchell Ave. Rd. Crossing
    and UP Tracks

    Friday, May 1
    Layover and Public Display - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Oroville, Cal.
    Mitchell Ave. Rd. Crossing and UP Tracks
  20. hmas

    hmas Member

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