There was a request on a previous post to post some pictures of my detailing. Here's some of the GGD PRR Heavyweight Diner. Thanks for the interest, and I hope you enjoy.
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That is too slick (I can only guess what happened to the other post ).
I thought that looked like Ronald Reagan in one of the photos, but the next one showed it wasn't
What did you use for tablecloths?
I posted a link a while back to this site:
They're HO, but there's a lot of info and good prototypical photos there.
Thanks for that link Bob. I used paper for the tablecloths and carefully creased them on the corners. Previously on my K Line UP cars I used actual cloth, but I think the paper has a finer look. It certainly is easier.
Have you tried to model that famous scene from "Silver Streak"? You know the one just before the dead guy falls down in front of the window.
That is some amazing work!
Very cool stuff indeed.
Very nice! The plates and food are excellent.
Beautiful work. Did you scratchbuild or purchase some of the table items. I am very interested in doing similar work with my CZ cars. Any tips would be appreciated.
Dreyfuss - I always enjoy you work, wonderful job!
Hi guys, sorry was away for a bit. Thanks for the compliments. Looney Tunes, the biggest tip I can give in general is patience, and study up on your subject if you are into scale accuracy. When I did the Superchief cars, I studied up for months on correcting venting. It was nuts. and without the help from Marker and others, it would have been longer.
You can find correct menus, period magazines and such online and them shrink them down via 'word' and then can use them in your cars for a final touch. I find that in detailing, it's the little things that make all the difference.
I am working currently on the Observation car for the GGD '48 20th Cent Ltd. THe interior that came with the car is fairly accurate except for the fact that it is missing the bilevel flooring, and the deco handrails. I am making those. I am also painting correct colors for the furniture and putting in a correct patterned rug and some neat looking people. I'll try to post some photos soon. Next will be the kitchen, then diner. It's a gorgeous set. Thanks again.
where did you get the decals? the color is right for middle division dulux compared to microscales more mustard yellow. Is the lettering font futura?
Hi, the decals came on the car. Cars by GGD. I really have no idea what font it is. Sorry.
Cool car !
I like the flowers, I wish my prototype below offer fresh flowers on the tables.. Oh well.. Maybe I need to model another! Good JOB man!
I did this car a couple years ago
I'm looking for molded sections of passenger car seats. I think I saw some a few years back. Do you scratch build these beautiful interiors or perhaps start with molded sections?
Mr. Dreyfuss Hudson you are a skilled interior modeler. I am detailing 2 P70 coaches any color hints on seats and floors all walls are beige cause I cant find the baby blue or sea foam mist blue they originally were. oh these are reshopped cars Id like the seats and floor to pop but somewhere close to proto type. any suggestions would be appreciated
the type on Dreyfuss' P70s is what the PRR called 'Clarendon'. The GGD reproduction shows the type not quite as extended as it should be. 'Futura' is a sans-serif font (without the hooks at the ends of the letter strokes). In fact, FUTURA is similar to the type used is these posts, except the letters themselves are condensed (not as wide)
For the interior color of the P70 coach:
ceiling, headliner, moldings- parchment white
side wall between windows sill and fasica- brown
bulkheads top portion- parchment white
window sill- black
seat metal parts- brown
seat fabric -green with woven brown diagonal striping
Linoleum- battleship green
(taken form a PRR drawing dated 1939, as published in the Autumn 1996 edition of The Keystone)
THanks aTerry, I think PRR man has you dialed in. Enjoy.
Eric Lindgren - WOW on your car. Really nice work. Neat as a pin. Beautiful job.
thank you Dreyfuss Hudson and PRR Man all I have to do is study some more and I'll be able to figure out where all those parts are inside an interior up un till now I was sure hoping they were flat sonds like a sandwich of pieces and strips. Any hints for the ignorant but willing would be appreciated and I'm looking for another Keystone I think. thanx for your tolerance of stupid questions all the time
thanx PRR Man this helps a lot. Now I don't have to wait for the keystone to get here. I have a question regarding parts and how hard it is to source some items diner tables like pictured by Erik Lindgren I have a set of identical tables unusual because of the legs no markings who made these?,are they still available, and where. Any of you guys in the know have any suggestions on where to source parts or is that like asking where you found all those morel mushrooms,all my secret patches are gone because of the flooding a couple of years back. I find I spend more time hunting parts sources than actual modeling. I too study up on a car before building and hunt parts till I have whats needed to complete the build. Its very frustrating on the bay cause a set of seats get really pricey.Im onto Keil line for some stuff, got help from Dan Pantera finding venetian blind decals Railgraphics really nice people and Lou Cross for passengercar sides and somethings. This summer My one project is a Prr 6 sec solarium lounge car allah Joe Fischer already got the sandwich Bristol board sides drawn out soon the cutting begins, but first I've got to finish the last 2 p70s man dark green floors just are so drab and dark but in real life it just hides the dirt. does anyone know who made these seats think I'll make a mold and cast a bunch
What color is "drab?"
I've been working on a Seaboard Air Line Sun-Lounge car and the original had what I'd call a seashell/beach pattern to it:
I plan on making a carpet using some printable cloth material I found at WalMart using this as the pattern:
I found it online and copied the photo (which is just 1 of the squares you see in the photo above). I wish I could get those lines in between each square to disappear (I had to make it in WORD then copy it to a photo program so I could size it and print it out).