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WigWag Workshop

Active Member
Hey Der Folks!

For my second build, I will be doing Foley Towing by RailRoad Kits. (I wanted to build a kit from another manufacture) but I am waiting for the orders to be shipped.

I chose this kit for the reasons below:

  • It's not a basic square kit, it has a little more complexity to it
  • It uses shingles, I watched Jason Jensens tutorial, and I wanted to try something other than rolled roofing (I know I can use shingles on any kit, but these were included with this kit)
  • It's not a clapboard siding kit
I am looking forward to this build, has it will be my first kit following only paper instructions. My first build had a DVD to follow along with, which was a big help. I did some testing of different colors, if anyone would like to give some feedback. I am leaning toward "Pale Green" has my choice, but I am open to any ideas.


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Sprue-n-Glue Victim
I'm looking forward to following along on this, Steven.
The pale green is a fine choice. Some of those greens are too dark, and the tropical looks too limey. In the end, though, beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.


Same Ol' Buzzard
I will be following your progress with interest. I had not known about RailRoad Kits until you did the J. Keen Supplies assembly. They have a couple of kits that interest me and that would fit my locale and era (and layout).


Certified Great Northern Nut
Didn't get discouraged enough by the first one, eh? :)

Looking forward to watching this one.

I like the pale green or the cockpit green with the russ green as a trim color. But it's your model, so do what looks good to you.

WigWag Workshop

Active Member
Hey Der Folks!

Walls are up! This kit has been a bit of a challenge, the instructions are not labeled correctly (although it's easy to figure out), and getting the peak located took a bit of time. Please understand, this is not a complaint, just my experience has a new kit builder. I enjoy the challenge, and I am having a blast with this this build. Next up paint, I decided to try building the kit first, then paint this time to see the differances in the two processes.

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Sprue-n-Glue Victim
That looks good, Steven.
I'm curious to see how you will get a realistic shingles look to what appears to be a plank roof at this point. I'll continue following.
Those look like Tichy windows and doors.
Well done, so far.

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