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Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:31 am
by tractor37
I'd thought I'd start this to find out what peoples preferred methods of weathering are and what their best efforts look like.
I'll start off with these few pics:
Vitrains 37's weathered with modelmates oil brown weathering spray. First attempts at a loco!
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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:36 am
by tractor37
First was the loco next up the rolling stock. Also used modelmates weathering spray and tamiya powders.. Love them.
These wagons were some plaing boring hornby items before altering them for a friend 'cosxr2i':
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So let's see what the rest of you have done...

Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:31 am
by Zunnan
Heres one of a scrap line class 47 I did for a member of this forum ~

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It uses several techniques, including the use of salt to create the paint blisters on the cab roof, dry brushing, grime washes and paint fading to create a very patchy finish based on a class 47 that was dumped in a local scrap line for almost a decade.

A more basic weathering job on a kit built van~

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The van was built from a Parkside kit and initially painted with a base coat that was a mix of grey and brown (I forget which was used) to represent unpainted wood. A few bodyside planks were selected and scratched to produce a wood grain and then masked before the normal BR Bauxite livery was applied over the top. Then it was just given a light dirt wash and the body framework and chassis dry brushed to pick out some of the detail.

Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:58 pm
by tractor37
Hi Zunan... The scrapper is looking good, I like that...

Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:46 pm
by NickB
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This is my first attempt at weathering, i've left it pretty basic, might do a bit more on it at a later date.

Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:25 pm
by Everard Junction
I like to use a combination of powders and railmatch paint.

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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:59 am
by tractor37
Here's my first attempts at creating rust and streaking on a couple of locos.
1st up is my heljan crompton the base muck is modelmates spray dye and the rust and streaking is dry brushed using designers gouache.
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2nd is a vitrains tractor with the same combination of weathering as above but with added acrylics used for the heavier streaking.
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Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:59 pm
by bazmatic
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Hornby 'pug' on Downsway South

Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:48 am
by tractor37
That's a nice grotty looking Pug on a nice grotty looking layout!! :D

Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:55 pm
by bazmatic
Thanks mate, dirt is good. other pictures under my profile :D

Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:00 pm
by Jonny
That's a strangely powerful and evocative image, Bazmatic. I like it.

Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:15 pm
by Terrier
Grime, rust and detritis, lovely job! :)

Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:38 pm
by Dad-1
Just waiting for these 3 to fully dry ......

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'Plastic' coal removed and replaced with a glued in granular load. Note the middle wagon panel repairs.
Still not finished my stock of 10 x 21 ton hoppers, but something to do while it's very cold in my garage
where the layouts are.

Geoff T.

Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:48 pm
by tractor37
Nice wagons Geoff.. Looking very good there... :D

Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:18 am
by Jim S-W
Hi all

A few from me

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Cheers

Jim