First weathered loco

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  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    weathering part 2

    Not so sure if this is an improvement or not. In some ways yes, in others no. I think I've tried too many different techniques that are not all compatible. But, on the plus side, I did hit on one or two things that really work well, eg a very light airbrush coat (almost a dusting) of rust paint over the stock plastic produces an excellent realistic aged colour.
    On the minus side, I've all but obliterated the number. Then I tried to lightly get rid of some of the black paint which only made it worse. Rats. I have to figure out a way to fix that. At least the other side is okay. Anyway, enough rambling.

    cheers
    ;) Val

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  2. Railery

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    WoW that looks good. i like those paint mistakes. Try to clean it up and make it worse, nah, it looks great. The letters and numbers are always the worse on those older stean engines. Nice going Val, your engine looks real worn. :D
  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Val, Blake is a member tho he doesn't post often. He is a friend of mine who is an excellant modeler and painter. He has painted several brass locos for me. You can see most of them in a thread on page 7 called "Hudsons for Matt" There probably is a link to his website on his member data, full name is Blake Tatar.

    Gary
  4. Tyson Rayles

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    I'd try to make the other side look like this side! :cool:
  5. jon-monon

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    Tripple thumbs up Val! I say don't worry bout the road number; just blame some plastic labor for not washin it up good. Looks great. I've got 4 or 5 to do myself. It will be a while tho :( I gotta get rid of junk and get a better place to work.
  6. Drew Toner

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    Val, I feel your pain:( . I never thought I could weather a model, (as a matter of fact, most of my structures still aren't!!) But After I weathered my first car, now they just don't look the same with out weathering. Your doing a real fine job, good research, that's the key;) ;)

    Drew
  7. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Yup.......you got it !!!
  8. marty w.

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    Looks really good!
    If you didn't tell us, I would have thought you have been doing this for awhile. A real pro.
    Marty
  9. spitfire

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    Thanks a lot everyone!

    Jon, I just realized that all my little people are office workers and other city folk. No wonder that engine is such a mess. There's not a single RR employee as far as the eye can see. Guess I'll have to do some hiring pretty soon, maybe take out an ad in the local paper. (Hope they're a little more motivated than your guys).

    Gary, Blake's work is awesome, I found his site.

    cheers
    ;) Val
  10. aartwmich

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    Val it looks GREAT!!

    I wouldnt worry bout the numbers, one of the pics Tyson put up has dirty lettering, I think it adds to the realism.

    I'm gonna keep both your pics for reference and inspiration. ;)
  11. jon-monon

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    They were OK, until they started talkin' union, EPA, OSHA and stuff. I have to remind them that OSHO hasn't been invented yet, nobody is really even thinking about the environment yet, much less the EPA, and taking an employer to court is unheard of. 'Course there's always some little plastic pipsqueek, "But as an individual, I can care about the environment." Acetone! Then they all got together and said that unions have been around for years and they're going on strike. And I just smiled, acted like I was leaving and mumbled, "But guess who's God in your world?" They said in unison, "huh?" Then as I pound on the bench with my fist, "EARTHQUAKE!!!" That shuts 'em up!
  12. Tyson Rayles

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    Jon you are not a well person! And I thank God every day for that fact! :D :D :D Please keep on keeping on friend! :)
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    Ditto. He keeps us all in stitches.:D :D :D

    Val, I really enjoy seeing your progress. Keep it up. someday I am going to follow your example with weathering my own 2-8-0's and Mikes.

    :) :) :)