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More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:Thats what I like about your Kits Steve, they are so simple to assemble (thanks in no small part to your design work) that they are very easy to make tweaks and changes to change the character and give a whole new look to the finished model
gfadvance wrote:Having had a huge amount of fun, thanks to your parts bin playing with modifying Tich/Tiny I am very tempted to to try a few more - may actually put a mechanism under them so that I can make them move
A few ideas that I am thinking of ,sorry if I am jumping in here, would be
* move the louvre panels (1) to under the drving seat
* consider modifying the "wasp/hornet" bonnet and radiator- will it fit?
* I think from working on my model - if you used the the Kato unit/chassis and the top from Titch you would have lots of room to actual model a diesel engine/transmission - if I had any idea what this would look like.
You could supply a resin engine for us modifiers - with a cyclinder head added could you cast something like this ? rough dimensions 2.5cm x 2cm
AndyA wrote:In this context, a lost-wax whitemetal casting, using the kind of mould that I make, or the rather more professional stuff Steve B and others do, to make the wax inter-master, would be tedious and expensive, but, like the fings I did wen I were a yoof and into wargaming, maybe gnot beyond the combined resources of this list, in the quantities we'd gneed.
Steve Bennett wrote: That means you would also need to build a layout
Will have to see if we can arrange some encouragment in that direction
Ian Thompson wrote:Looks great Steve, inspiring work as usual. I think I can honestly say that this size has put me right off Gn15, it just looks too big now! I might have to have a yard sale.
Simon Andrews wrote:Great looking kit bash Steve Hope you do release it as a kit, it will make a nice conpanion for the other Gnine locos.
Jon Randall wrote:Have you thought of a name for it How about "Bitza 2009"
Steve Bennett wrote:Simon Andrews wrote:Great looking kit bash Steve Hope you do release it as a kit, it will make a nice conpanion for the other Gnine locos.
Well I am tempted, but there are a few more ideas I want to try first, so hang fire, you might change your mind .
Steve Bennett wrote:Jon Randall wrote:Have you thought of a name for it How about "Bitza 2009"
What, you want to wait until christmas
I am open to suggestions for names though, so start thinking
First though, there will be a kit very similar, but to fit on a Bachmann Plymouth, why because I want several
After that I will do this version and to really throw a spanner in the works, I also have a different design of bonnet that I think will work as well so there could be 4 variations on the same/similar theme.
So yes, some names would give me something less to think about
More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:Make that a pre-order for some of the others as well then
Steve Bennett wrote: Added a battery under the seat and an oil can alongside, not that either will really be visable once there is a figure onboard .
Willow Creek Traction wrote:Steve Bennett wrote: Added a battery under the seat and an oil can alongside, not that either will really be visable once there is a figure onboard .
What might be a neat touch with having that battery under there is to have jumper cables hanging over back wall.
(are jumper cables called by another name over there?)
BTW - if it's 7pm (1900) here, what kind of crazy hours are you keeping over there?
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