mmurnin900's exhibition diorama

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Ijdagger
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Postby Ijdagger » Wed May 09, 2007 5:04 pm

Looking godd, and good luck for the exhibition mate.

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Postby mmurnin900 » Wed May 09, 2007 5:06 pm

cheers ian, I have no heart to get painting on the border of it but need to get cracking on and get a nameplate made.
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Postby suchahampal » Wed May 09, 2007 5:48 pm

Looks Good ... Good luck. :)

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Postby FishBowlMan » Wed May 09, 2007 7:13 pm

Great stuff, mate. All the best for the exhibition,

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Postby mmurnin900 » Wed May 09, 2007 7:36 pm

Cheers John an Kiran. I'll take a load of pics
Matthew

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Postby British Rail » Wed May 09, 2007 8:59 pm

Just a quick word of advice: make sure you make those rails rusty!


All the best with the exhibition, enjoy yourself!

BR

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Postby Class 60 » Wed May 09, 2007 9:07 pm

Yep good luck mate with the exhibition, hope everything goes well!! :)

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Postby Infrontcat » Thu May 10, 2007 2:22 am

Good luck fella :wink:

Now you can just sit back and accept the accolades as the admiring eyes of the spectators invoke words of appreciation!

Cheers mate

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Postby mmurnin900 » Thu May 10, 2007 7:09 am

Is there a good an easy way of rusting them, I hvelimited reasources
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Postby mmurnin900 » Thu May 10, 2007 5:58 pm

The rusting is now done, only a matter of the black paint and we're done. I did the track and then went to town doing the springs, wishbones, wheels and vents on a selection of locos and stock. enjoy.
Disused to the left and a 37.
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37 front
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tanker. note spill weathering at the top andwish bones rusted.
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Track and MR container. Wheels on carier weathered.
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Postby Ijdagger » Thu May 10, 2007 6:06 pm

Nice work there, looks a lot better with the weathering.

Good job

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Postby Class 60 » Thu May 10, 2007 8:53 pm

Looks much better now mate, nice weathered hornby 37 too 8)

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Postby FishBowlMan » Thu May 10, 2007 9:12 pm

Love the spill on the tanker. Very realistic,

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Postby mmurnin900 » Thu May 10, 2007 10:13 pm

Cheers lads, I got bored and saw a small fingerprint on the weathering so took out the meths and a bit of loo roll, the presto an oil spill
Matthew

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Postby Stuart Reid » Fri May 11, 2007 7:15 am

Really nice bit of rusting on the rail, but something I've noticed on nearly all layouts (so this isn't a criticism of you or what looks a great layout) is a lack of weathering on the ballast as well.

Only newly re-ballasted track looks that clean. Give it just a little bit of time and it turns exactly the same mucky brown colour most people use for weathering the wheels, frames and lower bodies of their trains - and for the same reason; a mixture of rust, dust, mud, oil and lubricants all whipped up into an areosol by the rain which then plasters itself on to trains and track alike. If you're modelling diesels and or electrics there also tends to be a build-up of oil in the four foot at stations or in front of signals or anywhere else a trains stand for any length of time


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