Freelance 2017-4
#16
Cut n glue Friday. Got the walls and roofs in place.

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#17
Started detailing and weathering after an ice cold rattle can session on the balcony this morning.

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#18
Looking good Reinhard! it reminds of the mill that use to occupy that spot several years ago

Merry Christmas

Steve
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#19
Last activity for today is some ground work. The gap in the fence is intentionally because the front part is a removable hatch for window cleaning etc. The first and leftmost building got some trees for a smooth transition from the green background.

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#20
Added some last details and weathered the large building too. That completes Industry #4.

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#21
Great work, but your foremen needs some remedial training on stretching that barbed wire along the top of the fence! 8-)
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#22
The devastated wasteland in the center needed some attention after the background industries have been put in place. The Grassmaster and some shrubs solved the problem.
I will be constantly tempted to "fill" that area with all kind of stuff ending up with a layout were switching the rear industries is a pain again.

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#23
I'm a modern era fan, so I really like this version of the layout. I like the building with the Pikestuff corrugated siding above the painted white brick. Very prototypical but not often modeled.
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#24
To blue to be true.... The intense dark blue of first building resisted all attempts to be toned down to "industry level". It stayed like a foreign royal blue monument in the industrial are.
The light gray rattle can solved that problem!

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#25
That is a BIG improvement, Reinhard, and has quietened down those warehouses a lot by reducing the contrast. Have a good Christmas!
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#26
As a modern era fan, I'm enjoying your latest incarnation of 'Freelance'. Also I like to see modern CSX, NS, and Conrail power. I find Humbrol acrylic rattle can paint no 64 light gray, works well for modern warehouses.

Keep up the great work.

Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year.


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#27
I did not think about Humbrol for may years. I used it a long time ago and did not know they offer rattle cans too. Found them on Amazon a minute ago.
I am also becoming ready to tear down every thing and do bench work your style. I need to get a bunch of subcontractors as there are several things to be fixed in my room. I had that all on hold as long as I did not know how to proceed with the layout basics like benchwork.
You released the break :tada:
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#28
Installed my first front and rear flashing ditch lights in an Athearn Genesis MP15AC. The decoder is Tsunami 2 EMD PnP. The ditch lights are EMD style from Shapeways with prewired SMD LED 0402.

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#29
Very nice Reinhard. I just got LED's for some markers but can't figure how to get my cabeese apart without destroying them.
Charlie
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#30
An older Athearn RTR CF7 that had already upgraded with a Kato motor got a Tsunami 2 and ditch lights today.

I deserve flashing ditch lights after all the hassle installing and wiring them. It is up to Pinsly to get the prototype in line with the model Wink

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