Building a gondola (scale 1/35)

The WR360 will be part of a diorama (number 2 in a set of 3 diorama’s), and so I needed 2 extra gondola’s to put behind the WR360. Here you can follow the building of those gondola’s. Due to my enthousiasme, I didn’t take much pictures, while building the first gondola (I completely forgot).

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If you buy these gondola’s separate, they come in this box 🙂

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Side view of this gondola. Next I’m going to start painting it, before putting on the rest of the pieces.

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Gondola “upside down”.

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Closeup of one of the wheels. They can rotate and be taken off, which will help me with the painting of it.

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Frontview of the gondola. The “little pieces” are not yet mounted, I’m first going to paint them, before mounting them.


Allmost finished … (Friday – november, 13th – 2009)

Aah, the building of the first gondola is actually completed. Only thing left is to put decals on it, and to “weather” it ! (I also still need to paint all the resin cargo parts, those where NOT included with the gondola !)

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General overview, gondola in the back, and (resin) cargo in the front.

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8 oil drums on 2 pallets.

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6 wooden crates (the 2 large ones can be opened), and 12 jerrycans.

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Another 8 oil drums, and 5 wooden barrels, and 4 covered packages.

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And some extra wooden crates 🙂

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Detail of the back of the gondola. On one side I modified the gondola, to have open doors.

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Closeup of the back.

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Other side of the gondola, with closed doors.

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Closeup of one of the open doors.

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Closeup of the other open door.

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The bottom of the gondola, with rusted wheels. (I still need to put graphite powder on it, to make them look more “shiny”.


Weathering … (Monday – november, 16th – 2009)
This weekend, I did have some time to do some weathering on the gondola.

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General overview.

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Closeup of the side-doors.

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Closeup of the decals. (I’m in need of extra decals for the second gondola, with other numbers !)

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Front view.

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Closeup of one of the wheels. The look really rusty, and thanks to some graphite-powder, they look like very shiny metal, where they touch the rails.

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Also the floor-plate is weathered, to give it a “heavy-used” look, due to loading/unloading cargo.

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These are the same oil-barrels from a few pictures back. Painted blue and “washed” with graphite-powder, gives them a metal look.

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About Kris

I'm born on april 3th, 1974 in Leuven (Belgium). My love of my life is my lovely Christel Pauwels, with who I'm sharing love, my life, a nice house and lots of mutual hobbies and interests. (electronics / (model)trains / travelling / enjoying life / mechanics etc ...)
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