Back to the drawing board

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Back to the drawing board
Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, January 12, 2018 7:23 PM

Careful!  It's a 2-6-4 not a 4-6-2!  Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, January 12, 2018 8:27 PM

Very impressive.  Keep us posted on your progress.

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, January 13, 2018 6:35 AM

YesYesYesYou never cease to amaze us, Beck. 

 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:04 AM

Wow, the 2035 "Blockbuster!"

Now I really gotta get one of those too!

PS:  I hope Angela Trotta Thomas is looking in her rear-view mirror, as great as she is she's got someone gaining on her!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:28 PM

And if I can find a way to make money with these paintings, then maybe I can get one of those stump pullin 736's!  Smile, Wink & Grin  And then I'll paint it's portrait and go get a 746!  And then maybe....well, I can't paint what I aint got!  Laugh

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:51 PM

Well, maybe there is a way.  See if there's anyone displaying trains artwork at any of the train shows, hey it doesn't have to be train shows, try arts n' crafts shows as well.  See what they charge for original oils, watercolors, acrylics, what have you, just to get some pricing idea.   Figure out your cost of materials, figure out what your time involved is worth, build up some stock, either framed or un-framed, then rent a table or some display space at an aformentioned show, and go for it.

Maybe you can't make a living at it, but you can probably make some "hobby support"  money at it.  Considering your talents I think it's worth a shot.

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Posted by robmcc on Sunday, January 14, 2018 8:18 AM

Wow. Great job, Becky! You are so talented in all aspects of our great hobby! I never did master to stay within the lines. Big Smile

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:30 PM

robmcc
I never did master to stay within the lines

Shhhh...Wink  Erasers!  Whistling

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Posted by LL675 on Monday, January 15, 2018 6:40 PM

Beautiful job Becky!!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, January 15, 2018 6:43 PM

Moving along.  Doing this is really giving me an appreciation of the small details carved into the boiler that all but disappear into the overall blackness of the model.  Hats off to Lionel's original sculptor!  Bow

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Posted by Selrahc on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 4:11 PM

Penny, that looks wonderful.  Must be nice to have talent!

Yes, the details on the model trains have always amazed me.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:41 PM

Wow!  You've been on here since 2012 and you posted a comment for the first time because of my artwork!  You're not trying to swell my head are you?  Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:15 PM

Wow Becky! What size is the drawing?

I kind of like the finished front fading into the line drawing.

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Posted by cnw1995 on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:38 AM

i second Roy - I like how the color section blends into the line drawing. Beautiful work!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:55 PM

Thanks guys!  Big Smile  The paper is 11" by 14" and the image size is roughly 8" by 10".  I do plan to finish it, I've just gone space happy this week!  Big Smile

I junked a lot of these models last year and I started rebuilding them this week.  They were a mismatched melange of scales that I want to get down to one or two with 1:96 being the norm.  The big Saturn v's in the pic are 1:96 and 1:100 (Estes) while the gray R-7 variants standing to their left are 1:48 and the giant Blue Geminii/MOL closest to the table is 1:24.  The 51-L Challenger in the center is 1:144 and so is the pad/crawler transporter that goes with it.  They'll stay at that scale as will some of the high res capsule models which are 1:24.  But the rest of the boosters need to be smaller!  Big Smile  So, since paper and ink are low, I started with the small models like Vanguard: http://www.nielspapermodels.com/vanguard.htm.

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