Archer surface detail decals

Bill Welch has created a PDF tutorial to help modelers use the Archer surface detail decals. It’s an eight page PDF with high quality photos to illustrate Bill’s techniques. The lead image shows part of Bills work. The document is available to download on the Resin Car Works blog Helpful Links page. Don’t forget to download the Resin freight car kit primer while you are there.

In other news, Resin Car Works now owns the domain. Jim Hayes created and hosted the original site but he felt it was time for it to move to a new home. Unfortunately, the website structure did not transfer. All the files are at hand but the site is being rebuilt listing the kits by road name in alphabetical order.

Here’s a sample image of a data table for the new site. There will be links to PDF files of the kit flyer and the prototype data sheets. The site will include PDF files listing the kits in kit number order. Many Sunshine kit releases covered a few variations and also different railroad that rostered the same, or similar, prototypes. It took 90 minutes to enter the data for kit numbers 15 through 17.

We hope to have part of the site up and running soon so there will be some documentation available. The RCW minions thank you for your patience in this matter.

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Meat reefers

Resin Car Works’ chief minion, Frank Hodina, was inspired to pull models from storage and snap a few photos. Here are Frank’s details.

Steve Hile tossed a shiny new object across my path. He’s working on a Swift reefers clinic. So, I pulled some of my models out for photos. And I kept pulling them out. Then Eric said this would make a cool blog post. All of these reefers are Sunshine Models resin kits. I did created the original patterns for Martin Lofton to cast.

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Discussion list shares

Over the course of a few days, I have seen many people share their latest modeling on a few discussion lists. I reached out to the modelers for permission to share their photos and comments on this blog post. This follows the spirit of our Workbench Wednesday posts but is also like a virtual RPM. I hope these photos and details inspire modelers to open boxes and build kits. Click on any image here to view a larger size. Paul Doggett shared the opening image along with kit details in his comments below. – Eric Hansmann – RCW web guy

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