Show us your weathering skills...

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby alex3410 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:37 pm

Lima Class 20: repainted and hand rails added (better on one side then the other) - little heavy on weathering but i like the look of it
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0-6-0 Pannier tank:
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J Skinner wagons:
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I am really pleased with how they have turned out - just need to practise a bit more before i try weathering some of my more expensive locos :lol:

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby Blue_2 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:48 am

looking good and filthy mate! :D
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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby Blue_2 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:07 pm

After having a look through this thread, I thought i'd add some of my efforts to 'filth corner'.
Scrappers
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Filthy 'Peak'
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Prairie
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Pug
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(very) Black 5
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A couple of Fowlers
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And some suitably tired looking rolling stock
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All done using a mix of enamels, acrylics, washes made from both, and Tamiya weathering powders.
Weekend toy, Victor XL231's blog- http://victorxl231.blogspot.com/ Admittedly not a train, but classic, British and LOUD!
My OO work in progress: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=36766

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby alex3410 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:50 pm

I have just finished building the Airfix pug loco and have weathered it - i am thinking about adding some weathering powders to it but they are up in the loft and in a lazy mood :lol:

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transfers would not work and simply crumbled when i put them in the water but liked the idea of heavy weathering so it can be put in a scrap yard or as a load heading to the yard :)

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby keefjack » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:59 pm

Hi alL

Here are some examples done this afternoon after rain stopped play today.

My Bachmann V1, extra weathering done as I was not satisfied with an earlier attempt. Mixture of airbrushing and dry brushing Acrylics.

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My set of three MOY wagons (one original mainline, one renumbered and one modified by removing coke boards and renumbered) plus a Hornby 20t Brake Van.

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby Deltic55 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:00 pm

What weathering tequniques do u use?

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby keefjack » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:37 am

Hi Deltic

Being still very new at this I am still experimenting. But at the moment I tend to use airbrush for general dirt then either dry-brush or paint streaks for water and other stains. I use acrylics though as it is easy to clean off if I not happy with the result.

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby Jim S-W » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:11 pm

That's the right techniques but the wrong order. It unusual to see streaks on top of dust as unless it's a very specific leak, rain (which causes the streaks) washes the dust away. Try streaks, dust and drybrush in that order.

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Jim

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby keefjack » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:16 pm

Thanks Jim - will give that a go.

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby David Bigcheeseplant » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:42 am

Your weathering does seem a bit random, and does not look like the right to my eye, that is the secret to weathering is look at the real thing, splodges of white, grey, brown and red shades are not how things are in real life.

Most weathering colours tend to be simular with only the tone of the colour changing, I tend to use a mix of Humbrol leather, black and grey just altering the ratio of the colours in the mix, The Art of Weathering by Martyn Welsh Wild Swan Publications is worth having a look at as it gives ideas and pointers of how to model weathering.

I am not a great fan of dry brushing, and tend prefer to use a thin wash of colour are fine airbrush applications, restraint is always the key do a bit pop it away come back and look at it later you can always add more but you can't remove what you have done.

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby SRman » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:32 am

My most recent weathering job: a complete heavy weathering of a Dapol (OO) 'silver bullet' china clay wagon. I used the Kernow limited edition ones as inspiration and include one in the photo as well as a pristine one for comparison.

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I did subsequently tone down the white spillage a little with some grey.

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby Jim S-W » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:46 am

Just revisited a few old locos to bring them up to par a bit. Below is one of them

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby markh » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:22 am

Heres a hornby railroad shell tanker i weatgered a while back.simple to do. rubbed the sides with a wire brush. dry brushed some black paint on and weathered using pastels.

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby snuzz » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:38 pm

Hello all
Here is my first attempt at weathering a diesel train.
I have a back ground in aircraft modelling which has helped me a little I hope.
The loco I have done is for me and my sons on going layout.
The loco I have tried this on is a class 59 by Hornby which looked to me at first to be unpleasing (toyish) now after weathering, I love it :D
Hope you all like it and I do not mind remarks as this will hopefully help me in the future with my weathering skills

Neil and Aaron (son)

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Postby Jim S-W » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:38 am

That looks good Neil. Not OTT which is where many people seem to start.

Cheers

Jim


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