Alex3410's Workbench

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:20 pm

Thank you :D

things go allot faster doing them in bulk which helps, its also easier as i was able to mix up a larger paint batch rather then needing to do it in 3-4 sets

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:53 pm

Well the loco weathering didn't go as bad as i could have done :lol:

Start - with the coal removed
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Stage 1 painting on rust
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Stage 2 use Humbrol maskol to create rust spots and then paint the smoke box black
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Stage 3 remove the maskol
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stage 4 airbrush and real coal
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i am happy with the result even if i did make a bit of a mess of the work space at the same time :lol: i just need to fit the decoder and take it for a test run

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby flying scotsman123 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:39 pm

How disgusting! :lol: That first step must have been a bit worrying, no trying to hide than easily once you've done it! I'll stick to my shiny preserved engines, any other layout ambitions will be decidedly before 1948 when they knew how to look after their locomotives!
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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby Emettman » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:18 pm

Excellent!

Now, do you fancy going for that little bit of desperate cleaning I've seen on a good number of photos of locos in this condition...
...where someone has taken an oily rag to just the cabside number, to make sure they are firing up/picking up the right dirty loco?

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby skyblue » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:21 am

I must admit I saw that first step and thought ''ARRGGGGHHHHH! What's he done?!''. But then I saw the end result and I must admit that it looks incredibly professional. That's coming from someone who, like flying scotsman123, prefers pristine locos.

Well done. :)
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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:03 am

:D thanks guys

don't worry when i fist painted the rust on i had the same feeling :lol: it does look a rather drastic step! until it gets toned down later on

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby Pete » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:26 pm

That's a nice finish, a brave step to take, I've weathered a lot of stock, but not had the courage to attempt a loco.

There's a lot to be said for a dirty locomotive, it could reduce corrosion as the grime provides a passive layer, whereas a nice shiny loco is just asking to corrode... :|


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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby whynot » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:50 pm

Well worth the bravery - very good. But I do think the number should be a little more legible!
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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby col_kilgore » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:08 pm

Wow fantastic results ,

I know weathering is a topic of division amongst Railway modellers , but to me weathering just adds that extra dimension of realism .

Love the way the colours bring out the lines and all the detail , I think the factory black hides so much .

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby GeraldH » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:05 pm

Excellent job. What paints have you airbrushed on the loco?
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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:55 pm

Humbrol black 33, white 34 and leather 62

mixing them in different quantities to give variation in colour

the book i have been reading is Aspects Of Modelling: Weathering Locomotive by Tim Shackleton - its a brilliant book and well worth picking up if your interested in weathering.

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:14 am

Hi Alex3410,

I'm always impressed with the quality paint finish you achieve. Nothing much to do with using an airbrush,
it's the quality of clean & smooth surface prior to painting.

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:19 am

Thank you :) it is easier starting with RTR models as the finish is good to start with


with my midland 1f i have tried to show the effect of cleaning down the crest and the number see what you think:

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby Emettman » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:39 pm

Well I'm rather bound to liking it, but I really do, anyway!

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby ParkeNd » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:54 pm

They both look absolutely disgusting. But that's what you wanted I guess.

You can use one of those paint sprayers to smarten them up too.


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