Wish me luck!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by spitfire, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    I am about to begin airbrushing my tracks a lovely rust colour that I mixed last night. Now I see why it would have been smarter to do this before I laid the track. The idea of messing up now that I've laid and ballasted, and even started scenery has turned what should have been a point and spray operation into something rather more nerve-racking.

    Yikes! Here I gooooooooo..................

    :eek: Val
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Good Luck Val! ;)

    Looking forward to seeing the pictures...

    :)

    Andrew
  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Good luck Val!

    Your work is always good, I'm sure it will be fine. Some folks say the ballast should have some rust stains and prefer to weather after ballast.

    My track happens to rust to the same color of the ties for simplicity :D :D :D
  4. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Val , even after you paint the rails mix up some grimmy black and shoot straight down in the middle of the ties and then pull back the brush some and shoot straight down on the outsides of the rails.
    Once you get that done mix up some light grey and go back and shoot straight down and left and right on about evrey 5th to 8th tie lightly , (to vary the tie colors). If it looks to grey add a little of the grimmy black to the grey and lightly spray the whole area again.That should blend everything.
    GOOD LUCK! Mike

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  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Best of Luck Val:thumb:
    We use a paint brush as our track was all down to.
    :p
  6. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    I could wish you luck, Val, but I know how talented you are so you don't need any luck. :thumb:
  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Thanks for your encouragement guys!!! I've posted some progress photos here

    :D Val
  8. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    :thumb: :thumb: it will be great