Monday, 23 September 2013

NZ120 Silver Fern Arrives

The Silver Fern was printed in Frosted Detail, as FUD wasn't an available option due to the size. Also of interest, lower left picture sees a tidal surge..

As soon as I recieved the box from shapeways, I quickly gave the model a bath in soapy water & scrubbed the model with toothpaste and toothbrush, removing the oily stuff. And running under a tap of hot water and continuing to scrubb. Although don't run under the hot tap too long or the model will become too soft.

For a cheaper material than FUD, the finish is more than I expected. Can't wait to see it running around the layout now. And painting it silver is not a big ask!

Showing Missy the cat being woken from a Mixed Express hauled by KR DXR, Vid taken not a week ago now, Sadly passed away only today (24/09) from what the vet called cancer.

The front of the cab's looks a bit messy, Sanding and touching up is still required!

Nice clean sides..

Showing the Lifelike chassis sitting in place.
Showing bogies, 2mm brass bearings and wheels will be required

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  1. nice one Peter.The Silver Fern runs very smoothly. I had to get our 17yr old tabby put to sleep on the 20/09/13. Cat cancer tumours . Now down to 3 cats. The mother is 18yrs,daughter 16yrs and a younger male at 8yrs

    1. Cheers! Yup, needs a bit of weight to prevent a light breeze from derailing it.
      As for cats... they are not here for a long time, just a good time!