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  1. No one cares. This is probably one of the most pointless posts I've ever seen on this board.
  2. Figured I'd share a few pics! As you can probably tell, I'm just starting out with film photography. This outing was also my first time using black and white film and shooting fully manual. Needless to say, some of these are definitely not in focus, haha.
  3. False alarm - it was in fact 9204. I must have mistyped or noted the number incorrectly.
  4. Yeah, I noticed later that it doesn't show as being active on your list. It's possible it was 9204. I took some film pics - I'll have to double check those once they're developed!
  5. Here are some sightings along Wellington from the past couple days. Tuesday, February 27: 9133 at around 15:25 9225 at around 15:50 9403 at around 15:55 9204 at around 15:55 9138 at around 16:10 Wednesday, February 28: 9225 at around 16:30
  6. Spotted along Wellington yesterday evening: 9132 on 33 around 17:15 9137 on 24 around 17:55
  7. It's actually this canopy, which extends just a little bit past the curb line. Although the lane is quite wide, a few summers ago a DD hit the canopy while deadheading and the bus was damaged (I forget which unit it was).
  8. 4403 was in service on the 511 a little while ago. Spotted it going south on Bathurst at Harbord at 14:45. Tried to get a couple of quick pics as it went by but they didn't turn out so well.
  9. Spotted 4409 wrapped with an ad for a car company (BMW?) on Spadina today just after 3pm. Tried to grab some quick pics but I was on my bike at a red light so they didn't turn out so well. I'm sure someone will get some better shots soon. In the meantime, here's a quick look:
  10. Ex-Oakville Transit Orion VIs: http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/hamilton/1999-orion-transit-buses-for-sale-at-pic-n-save/1114085009?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
  11. There's one on eBay right now. Photos from the listing:
  12. Spotted 4201 being trucked away from St. Laurent Garage on Monday afternoon. It was completely stripped and it definitely looked like it was headed for the scrap heap.
  13. Rode 1401 on Route 400 on Friday afternoon. Here's a quick shot I took before it started its Ottawa-bound trip at Labrosse Station:
  14. Hey everyone, I'm currently working on repainting a diecast bus model of mine. I started this project last summer and would love to be able to complete it over the coming months. Martin Parsons' three Corgi New Look tutorials have been a tremendous resource and have brought me to the point I'm at now. My model has been stripped of all paint, all holes have been filled, and almost all body modifications are complete. I'm now at the point where I'm ready to start painting. The problem is, I have no idea how to proceed! Although this will be my first time undertaking a project like this, I'm hopeful that I can produce a high quality paint job. I have tons of questions, like... What type of paint should I use? What should I look for in an airbrush set? Is sanding between coats the best way to get a smooth and detailed finish? How many coats of paint are appropriate? Should stripes and other elements be painted on or be applied as decals? And on, and on... There are tons of websites and forums out there that cover these types of questions, but it seems that everyone does things a little bit differently. I also haven't found a definitive resource that can help take me through step by step. So, I figured I'd ask you guys! Based on your experience repainting diecast model buses or trains, are there any tips you can give me? Any recommendations of good products? Are there any great resources out there (books, websites, etc.) that can help guide me through the painting process? Maybe Martin's willing to continue his tutorial series? Any help you can offer would be much appreciated!
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