Oil Depot...

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Troy, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. Troy

    Troy Member

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    Any thoughts on this "Ratio" Oil Depot Kit I just finished?
    Im thinking that I may have overdone the oil stains
    on the pipework?

    I tried quite a few methods of painting the tanks black but still have them look like they are made of steel and not just painted plastic. Nothing seemed to work until I found an article on the web about how to do it.
    It was very easy in the end and Im quite pleased with the result.
    I painted the tanks Polly Scale Engine Black then I lightly drybrushed Polly Scale Flat Aluminium in different spots. It makes it look like the black paint is worn away in parts and the steel is showing from underneath.

    Thanks,

    Troy.

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    Looks good to me.
    If the oil stains bother you, maybe a little sawdust there for some "oil-dri" to make it environmentally friendly. ;)
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Looking good!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Looks right to me!
    Ralph
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    I think it looks realisitc also!

    Mike.
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    Very nice.:thumb:
    Shamus
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  10. Arlaghan

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    That came out great! :thumb:

    If the oil stains concern you, you could try "cleaning it" (leaving a light oil stain) then put some "fresh" darker stains over the top of it. Could give the impression of cleaning the area up over time. For insipiration, take a look at the floor of any fast food joint's drive-through. ;)
  11. Lemur

    Lemur New Member

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    That is one sweet little project you have there (oil stains and all)! :thumb:
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    You've Got It

    Don't change a thing , You've got it.
    The building and tanks look Great!
    Mike

    :thumb: :)
  13. Drew1125

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    Looks really nice Troy!
    :cool: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
  14. zeeglen

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    Looking great! I can almost smell the oil.
  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A good lookin' oil depot Troy. Thanks for telling us how you painted the tanks.
  16. Troy

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    Thanks Everyone!

    Seems like everyone likes it so I will leave it as it is.
    Ive just completed my next project.... Midlands Signal Box....

    Im up for some suggestions on weathering it?

    Thanks again,

    Troy.

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