Most recent weathering projects

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by foulrift, May 4, 2008.

  1. foulrift

    foulrift Bob

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    Here are two weathering projects that I have been working on.
    The first is a Rix Products early era highway overpass.I base coated it with Floquil concrete,then a coat of Poly Scale aged concrete.For the weathering I used inexpensive craft paint.Rain gray and a medium brown.I mixed approx. 1/3 of the brown into a whole bottle of the gray and cut it with water.It was thin but not real thin.When I brushed it on I noticed gray streaks in it and I liked the look so I left it alone.For the oil streaks on the roadway I made a thin wash using Poly Scale oily black.I wiped as much off in a paper towel as I could and dry brushed it on. I also added dirt next to the curb and support bases.
    The second one is a concrete platform for my team track area. It was weathered the same as the overpass except I added rust stains on the foundation because there is an angle band around the platform.Bob
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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That looks really good Bob!
    Ralph
  3. foulrift

    foulrift Bob

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    Thanks Ralph-I appreciate it.Bob
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    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    very good job, thanks for posting.
  5. nachoman

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    Great job on both. :D I especially like the overpass. I have driven over many that seem to like just like that one.

    Kevin
  6. sgtcarl

    sgtcarl Member

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    Remarkable! I really like how they both look!
  7. foulrift

    foulrift Bob

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    Thanks for the replies-I really appreciate it.I'm thinking that I could probably use the same technique to do concrete roads.Bob
  8. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

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    Nice job!

    The brand names don't mean much here in the UK, but I get the picture.

    You've done an excellent job with the rust at the base of the flyover.
    (Translation: UK flyover = USD 3000000000000)sign1

    Most people overlook the fact that rain bounces up at the bottoms of walls, etc. Nice to see a keen observer at work.

    :wave:
  9. Art Decko

    Art Decko Member

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    Very nice weathering! Is that HO scale?
  10. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    Really nice job!
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    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Nice work! Your weathering really brings that overpass "to life". :thumb::thumb:

    Wayne
  12. foulrift

    foulrift Bob

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    Thanks again for the replies.They mean a lot to me. And yes they are HO.I am planning on re-shooting some of the other projects that I have dome and plan on posting them.Thanks again-Bob
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