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Walthers Bascule Bridge build photos

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Walthers Bascule Bridge build photos
Posted by DartX on Monday, June 04, 2018 12:06 PM

I'm about to start assembling a first-run Walthers Bascule Bridge kit (#933-3070). I did find an old thread on this forum,  http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/11/p/186830/2045551.aspx , with a great amount of information, photos, and building tips. However, most of the photos (posted by richhotrain) showing assembly are gone, thanks to PB. 

Would anyone be willing to share their photos of building this kit?

Secondly, I'm new to painting styrene (by brush). Any suggestions on whether to use acrylic or enamel to paint this kit? Primer is not necessary, only used to provide uniform color coverage? Prep= soap wash and light scuff?

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Posted by richhotrain on Monday, June 04, 2018 5:37 PM

Dart, I will try to dig up and re-post the old photos. I later put together a second one and now I am planning a third one.

I always paint the Walthers Cornerstone structures, including the bascule bridges, by hand with a brush and acrylics.

Rich

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, June 04, 2018 5:48 PM

DartX
Secondly, I'm new to painting styrene (by brush). Any suggestions on whether to use acrylic or enamel to paint this kit? Primer is not necessary, only used to provide uniform color coverage? Prep= soap wash and light scuff?

If you catch an Allen Keller video of Severna Park Model Railroad, you will see my friend Logan.  Logan still builds models at age 87.  His belief is acrylics don't stick as well to plastic as the old Floquil.  I'm not sure what primer he currently uses, but I use rattle can rustoleum gray for primer.

In your case, I suggest the dark gray primer, which sort of looks like grimy black.  That can be your primer and paint.  Save your brush for weathering.

 

Henry

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Posted by richhotrain on Monday, June 04, 2018 6:10 PM

Spraying can be tricky with the bridge because of all the parts and all of the surfaces. I just found it easier to use a brush.

Rich

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Posted by DartX on Monday, June 04, 2018 7:19 PM

Rich, I want to thank you (and all the contributors) for that thread you had going. It has a lot of invaluable information.

As far as painting goes, did you use a primer under the acrylic? 

Arthur

 

 

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Posted by richhotrain on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 11:00 PM

DartX

Rich, I want to thank you (and all the contributors) for that thread you had going. It has a lot of invaluable information.

As far as painting goes, did you use a primer under the acrylic? 

Arthur 

Oops, sorry, just saw this question. I did not use a primer under the acrylic. I simply hand brushed two coats of acrylic paint.

Rich

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