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 Post subject: Re: Iron Shipwright Great Lakes Models
Unread postPosted: July 1, 2020, 1:19 pm 
That is a pretty nice diorama. I was thinking about different possibilities that I could do with the Ericsson model along the lines of it at the Soo Locks, at a loading or unloading dock but I will probably wait and decide once I start working on it. I don't necessarily like to limit my options until I get my hands on a kit so worst case scenario I will just make a display model. A lot will depend on how well it looks like it will come out, the person that made that model in the pictures is highly skilled! I have never done a diorama based entirely upon a water scene but it does look like an interesting endeavor and one I may take up.


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Unread postPosted: June 27, 2020, 6:56 pm 

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I believe this guy took the Ericsson kit and formed the Clifton sinking with craft parts

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Unread postPosted: June 26, 2020, 1:47 pm 
Thanks for the information. Like I said, I have never built a complete resin model before but I do like a challenge. Since building my first kit in 1973 at 5 years old I have built a wide variety of models mainly in aircraft and ship categories although I also have a few armor and space vehicles. I have no problem sanding, filling, fixing warped parts, or even scratchbuilding new ones. I have worked with some resins and fiberglass over the years outside of modeling, so I'm well versed about the need for personal protection gear when working around these materials. I have seen some modelers commenting about their dislike of kits requiring a considerable amount of tweaking to complete. On the other hand, when I look at my collection I often have fonder memories of building short run kits that challenged or developed my modeling skills rather than some of those high-priced and superbly engineered kits I have had the pleasure of building over the years. I have never built a Sylvan kit as they seem geared toward train layouts. I'm currently considering purchasing a John Ericsson whaleback steamer kit from Iron Shipwright. It looks like there may be a photoetch detail set for this kit. Once again thanks for your replies!


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Unread postPosted: June 26, 2020, 2:50 am 

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I guess I lucked out since I never had any problems with warped parts. But then again, I did smaller models: A GLT tugboat and a railroad car.


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Unread postPosted: June 25, 2020, 11:53 pm 

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Resin models are different beast from regular plastic mould injection models.

Be prepared to sand, heat warp, clean, and use special glues and paints. I had the 2 Sylvan Lakers of a canaller and a lumber hooker and it was beyond my skill set to complete. I can build plastic models all day. I've yet to complete a resin model.


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Unread postPosted: June 25, 2020, 9:07 pm 

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I haven't purchased any Iron Shipwright kits, but I did build some Sylvan models years ago. Just make sure to follow the instructions on cleaning, prepping and gluing. Here is what Sylvan has to say about working with resin kits:

https://sylvanscalemodels.com/modelling.htm


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Unread postPosted: June 25, 2020, 7:08 pm 
Does anyone have any experience building any of the resin Great Lakes models offered by Iron Shipwright? I have never built a completely resin model and was just wondering if there is anything special to know.


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