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Full Moon

7 August 2012 in Message from the staff

Some days ago we had a Full moon.
Pictures taken with a Canon EOS 7D and 100-400 lens.
Enjoy!

Full moon
■ Full moon, cropped detail, monochrome.

 

Full moon
■ Full moon, cropped detail, monochrome.

 

Full moon
■ Full moon, color corrected.

 

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D&RGW EMD SD9 (Walthers)

26 July 2012 in Message from the staff

I recently finished weathering the SD9 from Walthers. After-market spark arrestors were added like D&RGW used on their SD9.

Before applying a medium weathering, all lower parts of the stanchions were painted in yellow to match the prototype. I didn’t want to burry the loco under a heap of dirt (as the D&RGW often did), so I had to restrain myself…

EMD SD9 D&RGW from Walters. I added after-market spark arrestors and applied a thorough weathering.
■ Denver & Rio Grande Western EMD SD9
The medium weathering makes all the details stand out!

EMD SD9 D&RGW from Walters. I added after-market spark arrestors and applied a thorough weathering.
■ Denver & Rio Grande Western EMD SD9
This Walthers model looks awesome with some basic dirt applied to it!

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Southern Pacific GS-6 (brass, Katsumi)

16 December 2011 in Message from the staff

I just got my GS-6 Southern Pacific back! The H0 locomotive (brass, Katsumi) has been retrofitted with a Tsunami decoder and now sports a subtle weathering.

See for yourself:

Southern Pacific GS-6 Warbaby, Brass, made by Katsumi
■ Southern Pacific GS-6 built by Lima Locomotive Works
A subtle weathering really improves the looks this locomotive!

Southern Pacific GS-6 Warbaby, Brass, made by Katsumi
■ Southern Pacific GS-6 built by Lima Locomotive Works
Impressive steam locomotive!

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Atlas GP40, D&RGW – weathered stock models

18 November 2011 in Message from the staff

Showing a pair of stock Atlas EMD GP40 in D&RGW colors. Heavily weathered with chalks and airbrush.

D&RGW EMD GP40-2 from Atlas. Disassembled and weathered with chalks and airbrush.
■ Atlas D&RGW EMD GP40 #3131 with finished weathering effects
Showing the overall dusted and sooted appearance.

Another shot of the weathered EMD GP40-2, comparring it to a shiny new one.
■ Atlas D&RGW EMD GP40s
D&RGW EMD GP40 #3131 with its, still, clean counterpart. The contrast between the weathered and the clean locomotive is huge.

Low angle shot showing the weathering.
■ Atlas D&RGW EMD GP40 seen from below
In this shot, the kicked up dust along the underside is clearly visible. Also note the spilled fuel on the tank.

TTwo weathered Atlas EMD GP40-2s. Both Atlas units have had a fair amount of weathering applied.
■ Brothers in arms
Both locomotives habe been weathered. The heavy dust and dirt covering was typical for the late Denver & Rio Grande Western.

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Southern Pacific GS-6 (brass, Katsumi)

15 November 2011 in Message from the staff

Just received this gem:

It’s a brass GS-6 steam locomotive made from Katsumi in H0 and lettered as Southern Pacific.

Southern Pacific GS-6 Warbaby, Brass, made by Katsumi
■ Southern Pacific GS-6 built by Lima Locomotive Works
Brass model of a SP GS-6 with partial skirting. This type of locomotive was mostly used on the San Joaquin Daylight.

Southern Pacific GS-6 Warbaby, Brass, made by Katsumi
■ Southern Pacific GS-6 built by Lima Locomotive Works
The brass model was manufactured by Katsumi.

The locomotive is painted black/silver and lacks the distinctive side skirtings found on the more famous Daylight GS4.
Still, it sports the skyline casing and the cone-shaped smokebox.

These locomotives were also known as ‘War Babies’.

 

 

 

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EMD F7A – A long forgotten project gets resurrected

9 September 2011 in Message from the staff

After recovering from a hard disk failure, I stumbled upon some old, never finished projects. One of these gems is an almost finished 3D model of a North American classic diesel-electric locomotive – the Electro-Motive-Division F7A.

I realized it is just missing some minor details like exhausts, wipers etc. My plan is to finish the model itself and to start mapping and texturing the locomotive.

EMD F7A WIP

 

 

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Custom-built airport tug in 1/200: The Goldhofer AST-1 V2

7 September 2011 in Message from the staff

Version 2 is currently on the way. A thicker platform and front guard will hopefully show up now as intended…

Goldhofer AST-1 airport tug with re-done front

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Custom-built airport tug in 1/200: The Goldhofer AST-1 in full color and detail

3 September 2011 in Message from the staff

Fully detailed prototype with almost all generic decals applied. It’s just missing front and rear lights.

The decals have been printed with a laser copy machine.

The front guard is currently being edited, as the original details were too delicate to reproduce.

Goldhofer AST-1 airport tug, painted with all decals applied

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One o’clock in the night and still so hot…

22 August 2011 in Message from the staff

Cannot work, cannot think and, worst, cannot sleep!

We don’t like this foul, bright disk. Makes us hurt!

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Custom-built airport tug in 1/200: The Goldhofer AST-1 – Basic coloring

20 August 2011 in Message from the staff

A quick update on the 1/200 Goldhofer airport tug:

After applying a basic paintjob, the AST-1 starts resembling the real deal!

Being 200 times smaller than its real-scale brother, it still sports some nice details – all this with a rough length of 46 mm only!

Goldhofer Airport Tug, painted prototype
Goldhofer Airport Tug, painted prototype

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