Neither idle nor a marvel
- 13 Jul 2015
Hi Parkdesigner did finish this project? Would love to see a picture of the finished article. Thanks, Dave
Indeed, thanks Dave! I've followed Michel's work for a few years now. I'll be aiming for a slightly different effort for the Ge 4/4 ii... hoping to do a bit more interior detailing/updating, but yes - will be doing most of the same items on his punch list too! (And with respect to his Allegra... oh heck yeah! I think Santa may have an Allegra in transit this Christmas, and it's equal parts thrilling and frightening when I think about the detailing efforts to come!)
Great stuff Bill! Thanks for the tip! I think for this model, I'm going to keep the search up for an alternative Photo Etcher as the "metal look" I'm after really is only going to come from the nickel silver I suspect. If this really all stalls, I may need to come back to your method in the future though....but works until I can get something else, Bill
Ha! No... in fact, your question just reminded me I need to update that build thread as well! The car is basically finished now, so will go complete that this week or next (need to hunt down photos of the final steps).Did you ever get 'sparks' from the grinder-wagon?
Just a though have you considered any of the UK Etching services? Not going to be a massive item to post and PayPal may work for payment. Someone on here will recommend one I am sure.Parkdesigner, I also needed builders plates for my Mason Bogie project and had printable designs of them but was able to make some using brass foil paper and testors decal paper, then I laminated them for weather proofing and thickness, not the greatest but works until I can get something else, Bill
Not sure of the names of any others but I am sure that they exist. Any other recommendations forumites?Hey Jon,
The UK is where I've been looking - the best I found was Narrow Planet (based on others' posts here on the forum).
Any recommendations other than NP?
I appreciate it - Narrow Planet seem great, and are in fact the group I contacted at the end of May... last month they told me they couldn't get to the order until maybe sometime in the new year. Shame really - as you say, they look to make great stuff at fabulous prices!