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Tichy Train Group: Old Style flat car.
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In the previous post you could see this car in the background of a couple of the pics.  For a plastic kit I was surprised at the level of detail that comes on this kit.  There are many fragile parts on this kit, but the end results are what made it worthwhile. I thought the brake details were surprisingly good, and weren’t that difficult to...

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Trackside Tavern: Painting Brick
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After final assembly I used a rust colored primer to paint the model.  I decided that the color was close enough and used a wash of light gray to pick out the mortar.  In this case I made the wash using about a 50/50 mix of water and paint (I used delta ceramcote as recommended in the instructions). After painting all of the surfaces...

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ConCor Bakery: Part 2, washing brick
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After doing a little research I found a couple of different techniques, the best of which I found on the NMRA website.  This technique was to paint the walls a brick color, using an airbrush.  Once that had dried I mixed up a batch of watered down white paint.  I brushed this over the wall, covering about one third of the wall. After allowing...

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ConCor Bakery: part 1
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I recently started working on a plastic model, the Bakery from ConCor.  It is a rather simple kit, representing a brick building with large windows.  I chose this building since it looks similar to many of the old commercial buildings around Oakland, CA. I was rather surprised upon opening the box and finding a model molded in a shiny dark blue, and the detail...

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