New Member's weathered car's

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by hummerdaves, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. Conrail

    Conrail Member

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    Superb if I do say so myself. Can't wait to see the finished product.
  2. zedob

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    I believe this man needs a nomination to the Academy.

    The pics along say a thousand words.

    Great work.
  3. hummerdaves

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    Well we had some sun lite and here are the final's. This type of weathering is relativly easy. Gouache is a Acrylic water-base paste and is easily applied with a brusch or sponge. It mixes nice and once your are done you just seal it with a flat clear acrylic paint or Dull-cote.[​IMG]



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  4. KCS

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    Do you have a weathering class I can sign up for? lol. I once again tried weathering but I'm still not happy with the results. I would have to say my weathering comes out better than the rest of the guys in the club but Still no where near as good looking. I have two of those Atlas 60' auto parts cars one is UP in bright yellow that still looks bright yellow and a blue and white GT car. It turned out ok but the UP yellow just doesn't mix with weathering. Maybe I'm using the wrong paints to begain with. Know where I can purchase the chalks and paints at a decent price?
  5. zedob

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    The silver(might be white) on the brakeline fittings is a nice touch for otherwise camoflaged details. Same with the hand brake chain.


    This is some really beautiful work. Nice going.
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Charles,

    Light coloured cars are hard to weather, in part because we always assume that weathered means dirty, grimy, blackened. To weather your lighter (yellow, white, pink, light blue, etc) cars, start with similar colours to fade and dull the original finish. Then go easy on the dirt, using tans and beiges, instead of browns or blacks.

    Andrew
  7. hummerdaves

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  8. hummerdaves

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    Alway's use a flat clear such as Dull-cote or clear acrylic Polly scale or Model master's, This give's you medium a surface to bite on and stick to.
  9. Conrail

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    :thumb: Nice. You do good work. Hope mine turn half as good.
  10. Pitchwife

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    Mark, the link you posted wasn't a link to their web site, it was an email link.
  11. hummerdaves

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  12. MCD4x4

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    hummerdaves,

    What did you do the tagging with? What kind and thickness of markers? Thanks.
  13. hummerdaves

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    MCD4x4 The taggin was done with ODD BALL'S & SGS Decal's, I did'nt use any type of marker's on these car's.[​IMG]
  14. KCS

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    Hummer, what kind of camera are you taking these pictures with and how much did it cost? Your pictures came out great compaired to mine. I have some of the weathering projects now posted under the "east bound crushs west bound" thread. Lot's of pictures there.
  15. hummerdaves

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    Thank's KCS - The camera I have is a FUJIFILM FinePix A340, it was 140$ at
    Best-Buy. It took me forever to get the picture's right and I still manage to mess a few up. I must have read the instruction's 100x's, Lighting is the main thing.
    Let me know if I can help with anymore question's.[​IMG]