The Adler - progress

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I started my new project - the Adler, a model kit from Occre. This is my second attempt. I had such fun with the Lisbon Tram, I decided to try another. The Covid lock-down has provided me with lots of time to work on these. Here are some photos showing some of my progress.
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Rhinochugger

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Dare I say it :giggle::giggle: but it's Der Adler -The Eagle :nerd::nerd:

and it's looking very good :clap::clap:
 
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That's admirable, Carl! Thanks for staying in touch.:)
 
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Great work, look forward to seeing the finished project.
 
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I just finished the locomotive portion of the kit. I had to make some adjustments. The part that mounts the smokestack was missing, so I had to make my own version. I also used the leftover borders from the brass cut-outs to make some trim which I added here and there.

I had a hard time getting small pieces of brass rings to glue and take hold, especially on painted wooden parts. Perhaps I should glue the brass to naked, pre-painted wood? Also painting the brass was a challenge. I did a bit of sanding, and used
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acrylic paints, but the paint came off easily. Maybe I need to use a primer of some sort. I did experiment with a shellac, but it didn't make any big difference. So if anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate it.
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Rhinochugger

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I just finished the locomotive portion of the kit. I had to make some adjustments. The part that mounts the smokestack was missing, so I had to make my own version. I also used the leftover borders from the brass cut-outs to make some trim which I added here and there.

I had a hard time getting small pieces of brass rings to glue and take hold, especially on painted wooden parts. Perhaps I should glue the brass to naked, pre-painted wood? Also painting the brass was a challenge. I did a bit of sanding, and used View attachment 268546 acrylic paints, but the paint came off easily. Maybe I need to use a primer of some sort. I did experiment with a shellac, but it didn't make any big difference. So if anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate it. View attachment 268544 View attachment 268544 View attachment 268545 View attachment 268545
MMmm an etching primer is recommended with most metals - brass is particularly tricky.

Humbrol used to make a plumbate (?) primer - canary yellow, but it worked with most things.

I use an etching primer from Halfords - it's OK to spray on everything, and I believe it's a US manufacture because it has a # before the number (#5 maybe ?? )
 
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Thanks, I'll look into this.
 
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Carl, before you even begin to paint - give everything a coat of the Tamiya All-surface primer. Too late now, I know, but for future models.
 
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Just finished the Adler locomotive and tender. I made a number of changes and a few enhancements. Now, on to the next project- Stephenson's Rocket.
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Ooops. I managed to post lots of duplicate photos.
 
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Ooops. I managed to post lots of duplicate photos.
It's a forum glitch whenever you do that ;);) it's quite possibly because nothing apparently happened so you thought you'd click again ........................

Of course, I've never done that :p:p
 
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It's a forum glitch whenever you do that ;);) it's quite possibly because nothing apparently happened so you thought you'd click again ........................

Of course, I've never done that :p:p
Yes the danger zone is clicking the button that puts the lot in at one go.
 
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MMmm an etching primer is recommended with most metals - brass is particularly tricky.

Humbrol used to make a plumbate (?) primer - canary yellow, but it worked with most things.

I use an etching primer from Halfords - it's OK to spray on everything, and I believe it's a US manufacture because it has a # before the number (#5 maybe ?? )
The etch primer sold by Halfords is 'Acid #8', produced by U-Pol:
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