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#1 gcarstensen


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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:26 PM

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one of my all time favorite EMD models in a really nice scheme how could i resist?

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 09:10 PM

Not bad at all 'Gcarstensen' not bad at all ! :grin:
Love the colour selection on this one - real colours from real trains - cool ! :grin:
Oh yeah - great SNOT job to - love the wheel trims on top ! :grin:
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 09:19 PM

Wonderful work, gcarstensen! I don't visit this forum very often, but your creation jumped out at me. I love the fact that it is so sleek and clean, and utilizes SNOT techniques so flawlessly. You've also created lots of interesting jumper plate techniques and used many pieces creatively. I honestly can't think of anything that could make your MOC better.

Terrific work!  :thumbup:

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 09:43 PM

Nice loco but won't you try it build at least 7 studs wide? Perhaps a 7 stud wide copy will look better. :)
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:46 AM

View Postgcarstensen, on Jan 25 2010, 07:26 AM, said:

one of my all time favorite EMD models in a really nice scheme how could i resist?

I have to agree the colour scheme is great, the contrast between the yellow and dark red really lifts the otherwise flat grey. I like your model too, despite not being particularly into US prototypes.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:33 AM

Wow this is an amazingly accurate depiction of a SD40-2, it captures the look so well! Definitely a model I will keep in mind when I start building my train layout. And the paint scheme is really well done! Good work!

Edit: I can see where your dynamic brake fans come from, but what part have you used for the radiator fans?

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:20 PM

Great work on the color scheme.  The yellow stripe amongst the gray and dark red really gives this MOC a striking look.  Nice piece use with the wheel rims as vents.   :thumbup: :thumbup:  I also love that you stayed with the six-wide scale.  It's tough to capture shape and detail in six-wide, but it can be done and this MOC is a great example of good six-wide design.   Well played!


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#8 3D LEGO


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Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:49 PM

Great job!  Overall solid construction.

But there is one thing I noticed.  You need hand rails on the sides of the locomotive.

Oh I guess dark red arms would be kinda hard to come by, but I seem to think that there was either a star wars or exo-force set that had dark red droid arms.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:38 PM

Love the detail, the SNOT and the colors, dark red its on of my favorite color

nice Work :D

#10 gcarstensen


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Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:45 PM

thank you to every one for you nice comments!

there's more pictures on my flickr

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 01:32 AM

This is mind blowing... Great job!

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