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Alberta Millwright
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 8:07:21 PM

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I thought I would just start a new thread so I can continue to add pictures to this one.

Here is my Neeb & Schuch LR 1600/2. I just finished the car body and will be working on the rest during the month so I can add pictures of progress or just wait till I get it all rigged up. The style may not be for everyone but I sure think these are really neat to look at. I sure wish I had Paul R's camera skills for the photos, still lots of shadows and bad lighting. I will have to find a new spot to take the pictures.
















And of course a few more of the Roxu LTM 1500.







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Rivera2171
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 9:51:13 PM

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Those are excellent!
modelmaniac
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 10:10:55 PM

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Nice jobApplause That crawler would look right at home in an oil refinery!Best light/place to take pics?Outside,if you can,nothing beats real sunlight.Some of Paul R's best pics are outside shots.
Alberta Millwright
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 11:22:48 PM

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Thanks for the nice comments, when I get that boom done for the crawler I will try and get some outside shots for sure!

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Paul R
Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 5:52:00 AM

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Very well done on both models! I’m too scared to weather a model but do appreciate what others do.

Photos outside do look better but not always possible, especially in the UK where it’s cloudy and raining more often than not! If you do take outside then I’d advise to do it at either end of the day when the sun is lower. It’s a softer light then and looks better than harsh midday light. I sometimes use flash in this case as a fill in to take out some shadows.

For indoor photos I bounce the flash off the ceiling to remove most of the shadows, but you need a DSLR for this and a flashgun.

I look forward to seeing the progress on this model.

Paul R
GC1
Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 8:52:31 PM

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Fantastic job Chris. When you take the pics sit the model on a large piece of white paper shaped like a quarter of a roll. Then you don't get the corners and gives better diffused light. That Neeb is a great job. I think I may try one myself as I have the Tamiya weathering kits,
Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 9:09:40 PM
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That looks real nice, it adds so much to the look of the model.
Steve
Alberta Millwright
Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 11:01:29 PM

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Thanks, I will try some new photo techniques when I get the booms done and counter weight carrier. I would suggest trying the tamiya kits if you have them, just be careful how weathered you go as it can get out of hand. I should also note, when using these kits you should really handle your model with rubber gloves so you don't leave finger prints on them, or you can seal everything in with a flat clear coat.

I really want to try an ltm 11200 next but afraid I won't experiment on my Denzai or Sarens. May have to pick another one up.

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Alberta Millwright
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:11:55 PM

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The LR 1600/2 with boom attached.



















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modelmaniac
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:19:21 PM

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The crane looks real good,with the boom.Looks like it can handle that(is it a coke drum?)into place,easily.
Alberta Millwright
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:01:31 PM

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Yea that is the YCC coke drum. I need to pick up another lifting kit so I can actually hook the drum up.

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Alberta Millwright
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 3:33:48 PM

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Another little project to do during this Covid crap. I managed to get a good deal on this and I wanted something a little different than the 100's of other ones out there. I saw another fellow did an amazing weathering job on his repaint of a blue and yellow on here a few years back so it gave me a little inspiration. I am not at his level but this is a good start.

















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modelmaniac
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 4:36:03 PM

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I am not at his level but this is a good start:I think every modeller has their own style of weathering.

Applause You did a really good job.Those tracks.Nice.I think,personally,models look much better,when weathered.It makes them unique,as well as looking like they are 'working'.it's also a real good excuse to obtain more models!
Jon S
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 4:49:57 PM
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Cranes look great. Keep up the good work
wildpig1234
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 5:48:31 PM
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Nice! I have this ringer! might have to do the same..
Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 10:12:11 PM
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The weathering on that crane looks fantastic and as modelmaniac stated, those tracks look great.
Steve
wildpig1234
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:43:29 AM
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you should throw in some real mud too ;)
Alberta Millwright
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:41:03 AM

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Thanks for the comments, I pulled apart the whole machine to spend an awful lot of time on the tracks and underneath and you can barely see it! It really is a fantastic model to weather since the age of it is so appropriate.

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JohnGalt
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:27:43 PM

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Beautiful job! I love the 4100, and of all the ones I've seen, none of them have ever been shiny red. They've all been that faded, chalky pink, that you've captured perfectly. Did you strip the shiny red off, or apply something to simulate years of fading in the sunlight?
RobS
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:29:03 PM
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Wow, very nicely done!

Rob
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