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Author Topic: Brass Kit Embellishing - VIRGINIAN
John-
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Post Re: Brass Kit Embellishing - VIRGINIAN
on: December 24, 2018,
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Merry Christmas!
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John-
Wubbel

Posts: 123
Post Re: Brass Kit Embellishing - VIRGINIAN
on: December 29, 2018,
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Here is the Chicago Great Western Hopper car that is almost completed. At present only one side of the car has the decals applied. I need to order another set from Tichy because a portion of the lettering on the sheet was smeared and some missing so I was only able to put together one side. Once I get the decals finished it gets a coat of Solv-Set and dull flat over spray finish.

Hmmm, now I need to built me some CGW tank cars.
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John-
Wubbel

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Post Re: Brass Kit Embellishing - VIRGINIAN
on: January 15, 2019,
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Below is an old shell of an Arvid Anderson hopper car needing a good amount of work. So the first thing I usually do is to take a neglected car in for upgrade and embellishment is assess what needs to be done. What is missing on the model? What if anything is broken? What is the condition of the solder joints and how bad is the corrosion if any? Next, I decide what road I want to model and whether or not I can kit bash it toward that goal. After doing that little homework exercise, I can determine if I need to buy parts, i.e., couplers, trucks, etc., or if I can fabricate the necessary components to complete the restoration.

Once getting started, the model is cleaned and any paint is removed to get to a clean brass surface. As you may note in the photo there is what looks like some over spray paint inside the hopper, no rust because it is brass and the underside appears that some work was started on the hopper bay door detail. Overall the brass is very tarnished. It should be a fun short term project.
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