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Old 10-16-2020, 04:27 PM
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Wells Fargo Stage Coach

Howdy,

Here is my photo build report.

Wells Fargo Stage Coach
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Printed on 90 LB Legal size. Model calls for 250GR/MG thickness.
Back up sheets were added to parts.

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A protective Shakey Can Krylon acrylic gloss coat was added to parts prior to assembly.

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Seats are in and door is open.
Door cut open for visual interest and door handles were added.
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Parts
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Wheel and strap assembly
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Underside structure
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Wire build was started using kneaded eraser bases for positioning but ended being unacceptable as the final assembly was too small for the roof. The letter size guide I used printed out too small since I had forgotten the original was printed on legal size cardstock.
Attaching the four individual wire hand holds to roof top locators then adding a length of wire bent around touching the hand holds and secured with cyanoacrylate worked best.

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Primed metal wire followed by black acrylic paint.
Added lock and strap to green cargo box.

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Completed Model:
Brushed on three coats of Testers Gloss Coat lacquer

Length = 5 inches,
width = 2 1/4 inches
Height = 3 1/4 inches

Thought about installing windows; discovered while researching stage coach history that glass windows were attempted but the bumpy dirt trails and roads quickly busted them.

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Old 10-16-2020, 04:55 PM
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Bob:

This is a very nice piece you did.
Thanks for sharing, and the source!
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Old 10-16-2020, 05:16 PM
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Nice build Bob. Suggestion ... The team from AirDave's Budweiser Wagon could maybe be scaled up to pull this. Although Clydesdales might be a bit on the heavy side for a Concorde.

Whatever these old coaches just don't look finished without a slavering team hitched up to them.
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Old 10-16-2020, 05:17 PM
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Don't take this as criticism, but I have actually worked (painted) Wells Fargo Concord Coaches. Their shape is a lot more complicated than the kit provides. They are rounded on the side at the bottom of the coach, and the striping on the wheels is very intricate, they have the normal pinstripe (actually referred to as paint stripe) on the exterior face and around the wheel, also a broad black stripe that is on either side of each spoke, these stripes face each other. The latter I have never painted because I think they should be done before the wheel is assembled and the coach builder always called me out after the coach was finished. The last one I actually did for the coach builder was a 1/2 scale coach built specifically to go in a lobby of a Wells Fargo Bank (I am assuming one very high on the pecking order). They are a very elegant shape but never really made it out west (California) because their track was not the same as the wagons used here and they would break axels and wheels as the coach tried to fit into the ruts on the old dirt roads.

Anyhoo, beautiful model, well done.

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Old 10-16-2020, 06:25 PM
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Not to nitpick, but this is phenomenal
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:55 PM
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Bob,


Another great model with out wings.

Remember "Chesty' that you showed me at IPMS-OC ... A team of them would go great with this model.

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