MODELING: Other People’s Work (OPW)

Lets take a break from my construction projects.   I would like to share the work of other modelers.

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First up is a project that I had suggested to Norm Buckhart for a decal set.  He was kind enough to do the decals for a Gibson 6-compartment wine tank car.  Protocraft has done the silver tank version in the past.  The new set is for a black tank.  It is a stunning color scheme.  The lead picture shows Norm’s new set applied to one of his PSC wine

cars.  The prototype car was a General American Transport Corporation (GATC) design.

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Thank you Norm for the decal set.

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Lee Turner shared some photos of a recent commission.  He built a special piece of history for a client.   The passenger car is a model of this US Army Escort car.  The Army converted a number of cars to carry armed guards for the protection of high value shipments during WWII.

The model that Lee used is a PRR passenger baggage car imported by PSC.  Lee painted and weathered the car to his usual high standards.  The Army configured the cars with bunks, kitchen and bathroom facilities.

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One of the challenges of this project was to create the figures that represent the Army crew that rode the car.  Lee used 1/48 scale Tamiya Army figures.  The plastic figures were modified by repositioning limbs and building up features with filler materials.

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The finished model was installed in a display case with LED lighting in the car powered for showing the interior off.   I would like to thank Lee for sharing images of his project.

Happy Trails,

Gene

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