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 Posted: Sat Sep 4th, 2010 04:48 pm
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Just thought I'd post a couple of pictures of my MMP 35.5 ton tank wagon which I've finished this afternoon It's an etched brass 7mm kit from David Parkin and although it's taken me a long while to complete I'm pretty happy with it.

These tank wagons were absolutely filthy so I may be tempted to have another go with the dry brushing and weathering powders once I've lived with it for a while.




The amount of detailing on the underframe is phenomenal and tested my skills and patience on several occasions but I think the end result was worth it.




And the amount of detail that you can add, if you have the patience, is also great.




I would love to have several of these running but I think life may be too short!

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 Posted: Sat Sep 4th, 2010 05:03 pm
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That's a very, very nice model you have there and you must be quite proud of it. A fleet of them would be rally something to watch going past but as you say, life is too short.



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 Posted: Sun Sep 5th, 2010 12:33 am
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Julian that looks great. Well worth staging a major derailment just to see the underside.
I'd like to have a go at 7mm one day.
I'd love to see some more.

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Thanks guys, yes I am quite pleased with it as it was my first 'serious' etched brass kit.

I'm fairly new to 7mm myself but I do like the presence that it has although the size of the rolling stock was initially a shock - a Mk1 coach is nearly18" long.

I'll post some more photos later.

Julian

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As promised here are some more photos -




The catwalk is made from individual vertical strips of brass with wires soldered at 90 degress to form the top. 




This shot makes it look like there is a gap between the end of the tank and the sides but it's just the lighting.




By the ends of their lives most of these tanks had the original Esso logos removed but the brackets were left.




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Very nicely done as you said parts of it tested your patience but now you have done one you have broken the ice so the next one will have less stress

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Top marks from me, Julian :thumbs

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I agree with MikeC.
Such a pity all that detailed work on the underside will rarely be seen.

Great stuff.



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Very nice piece of work. The weathering is nice and subtle, very convincing.

I must resist the temptation to buy any more 7mm kits. I must resist the temptation to buy any more 7mm kits. I must resist the temptation to buy any more 7mm kits....

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Lovely job Julian! I'd love to have a bash at something in that scale.

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a model to be proud of, but as said shame the detail underneath is rarely seen.

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henryparrot wrote:

now you have done one you have broken the ice so the next one will have less stress

I've decided to build the very nice Judith Edge Class 06 next (actually started on it last night) then go back to the second tank wagon.

owen69 wrote:
a model to be proud of, but as said shame the detail underneath is rarely seen.

I'll just have to arrange for some regular derailments ;-)

Julian

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I'll just have to arrange for some regular derailments ;-)

like yeah !!!

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