What do you think?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by SD90, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    I tried a different way of weathering last night. I used pastels, and mixed a bit of water with it. At first, I did WAY too much, so I wiped it off, and it made it look better. What do you think? Too much?

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  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Never too much weathering.
    Looks good.
  3. tommann

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    Looks great! I wish I had the nerve to weather my expenive locos like that.

    Tom
  4. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

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    Looks good, Not too bad at all :thumb:
    Cheers.

    Terry
  5. seanm

    seanm Member

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    I like it!! Go for more on the grills and some dust on the trucks. Look fantastic!!
  6. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Looks good Mike,Only thing I'd do is add a little rust and dust to the trucks and tank.
  7. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    Thanks everyone, I still have to do the trucks and tank, that really stood out once I saw the picture of it. It does look much darker in person, and I don't really like the color, I'll end up re-painting them eventually.
  8. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    I took this picture under the full spectrum lights, I think the first 2 pictrues were picking up a bit of the plywood color, that's why the red was so off. This was taken at F11, 1 second exposure with a 3x zoom.

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  9. BNSFtheLeader

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    You need some grime on the cab it's to clean, on the breaseway of the left hand side (the storage/supplie doors) you also need some more grime on the hinges, Trucks,wheels and fuel tank you need rust/grime buildup, the top of the Engine needs Rail Engine Black for the carbon buildup appreance, and you need to add a heavy coat almost to the point to where you can't see the orriginal paint on the Grills (But you must spray on a 45degree angle pointing the brush towards the back of the Engine so you get that 3D appreance.

    Although I've got to say the job you have done is very impressive and if that's the way they look if your region than stick to it.

    Every road has a very distinctive age weather appreance due to snow, Rain, salt air, humid air, dry air, ect, the regions are very unpredictable for big roads, it's even harder unless you weather a perticular Engine the job you have done seems to me to be a very snowey domp area so grime would be held to a minimum but rust would be very previlent as well as carbon build up so you could go from there.

    have fun,

    Joshua.
  10. OwenCPR

    OwenCPR Member

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    Looks good Mike....sorry I missed your MSN.....are you going to Ken's next week?
  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    That looks Great Mike. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: