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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:56 pm
by joshv8
End2end wrote:
A quick question if anyone can answer. Can you paint over varnish?
The reason I ask is that I want to stiffen cardboard. I've spray painted it a few times and even given it a couple of layers of hairspray after that but it's not quite as sturdy as I'd like.
Thanks
End2end


You will be able to paint over it just fine. Give it a light sand with a fine grade paper first to key it though. You will find it may want to soften as you paint it if your putting a lot of product on in one application or one with a high solvent content. If that happens just do light coats.

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:21 am
by End2end
Thanks for the reply joshv8. That's good news. :)
I'm actully looking to use a spray varnish rather than paint it on to get thin layers but wasn't sure if the over painting would stick to the varnish.
Thanks
End2end

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:33 pm
by End2end
I visited Worthing Toy and train fair today and lo and behold they had an Intercity buffet coach with the silver window surrounds for only £8. :o
Over the last few months these have been averaging at around £30 on the bay. I snapped it up to go with the rest of my 125 train. :)
My 125 formation is now complete for the size of my layout. Engine and dummy cars, 2 lit coaches, sleeper and buffet coaches.
Happy days. :D
Thanks
End2end

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:41 pm
by End2end
Well after a few tries I just couldn't get the foil for my canopy right so I have decided to use the Wills sheets themselves rather than as a former/mould for the foil.
I've already cut the 2 sheets I need to size and sprayed them with black as an undercoat.
I now need to lay them upside down, side by side to mark out the apertures which need to be drilled and filed out.
I cant add any pictures at the moment as I've left the camera in the car. :roll:
Thanks
End2end

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:49 pm
by joshv8
End2end wrote:Well after a few tries I just couldn't get the foil for my canopy right so I have decided to use the Wills sheets themselves rather than as a former/mould for the foil.
I've already cut the 2 sheets I need to size and sprayed them with black as an undercoat.
I now need to lay them upside down, side by side to mark out the apertures which need to be drilled and filed out.
I cant add any pictures at the moment as I've left the camera in the car. :roll:
Thanks
End2end

When you can manage a camera I look foward to seeing some progress!

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:55 pm
by End2end
joshv8 wrote:When you can manage a camera I look foward to seeing some progress!

Not much to show just yet.
I tried using my mini drill to drill holes around the edge of a couple of the apertures then filing away to the marked line.
This was a long process so I decided to have a go using a cutting disk that came with the drill. Somthing that I hadn't tried before. :)
This made the job very easy then using the file, I straightened up the corners.
Here you can see the 2 pieces of corrugated sheet with most of the apertures now cut out, the mini drill with cutting disk, the small file and the cardboard former/template.
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Spraying them black before cutting out the apertures really helped when marking out the underside.
Now I have sprayed them with grey undercoat on top of which will be the final coats of paint.
Thanks
End2end

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:19 pm
by joshv8
Ahhh very good. I use the same cutting disc for cutting track! Works a charm, never any burs or edges to clean up. Very nicely cut and finished well done mate

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:59 pm
by End2end
This is where I am upto so far tonight.
After 1st coat of over painting with dry brushed dark grey then 2nd coat with stippled on orange (for bird turd and some rust)
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And then a coat of stippled on white for more seagull..... scent. :? :lol:
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Far too much white at the moment (it looks like remnents of the last snowfall :lol: ) so still needs some stippled on grey shades and a little green here and there.
Thanks
End2end

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:49 am
by End2end
White now toned down and the 2 green shades stippled on
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And some more darker greys stippled on to tone it all down to finish.
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Next task is to glue the canopy roof onto the canopy proper then glue the whole finished canopy to the station building.
Thanks
End2end

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:21 am
by BuffyMcBuffer
Nice work there!

I prefer the more bird faeces version before you toned it down

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:36 am
by GreenBR
Hello,
That is looking realy good.

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:09 am
by minipix
I like the way you've layered up the colours there. I far too often rush to get it all done in one go, rather than building it up like that. Your example just shows how good something can look with a bit of patience! Nicely done.

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:19 am
by luckymucklebackit
Looks the part End to End - have you tried the pastel chalk method for weathering, I am finding it a really great (and relatively easy) method.

Jim

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:18 am
by joshv8
That has to be the most well detailed canopy roof in history haha. I thought it was great with just the rust effect... only got better!

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:45 am
by End2end
Thanks members. I'm really pleased with the way it came out. :D
Even before the greens added, just the greys, orange and white did look good for rusty sheets. I might have to remember that! :)

@ luckymucklebackit.
No I have not tried pastel chalks although I have been thinking about them for weathering wagons. Need to get hold of some for some expriments. :wink:
My painting is all done with acrylics and with that said....
@ minipix.
This way it's easy to layer them up and they dry very quickly so you can get onto the next colour.
Plus my methods for painting vary and these methods really do make a diffecerence how they come out.
Full flat colour is easier to just spray on like the grey undercoat I give mostly everything I paint. The top layers as mentioned are via washes, dry brushing or full paint stippled, dabbed or daubed on.

glencairn...how's that for 50p extra? :lol:
Thanks
End2end