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The article in this months Hornby Magazine about weathering was all good, but I am looking to weather my locos using an airbrush. What I would like to know is whether anyone can suggest some good colours/paint range for rust, dirt, and grime, or any other possible colours that might be successful? Also anyone know of any good colour photo reference online or books I can use a guide?
 

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QUOTE (woko @ 6 Oct 2008, 15:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The article in this months Hornby Magazine about weathering was all good, but I am looking to weather my locos using an airbrush. What I would like to know is whether anyone can suggest some good colours/paint range for rust, dirt, and grime, or any other possible colours that might be successful? Also anyone know of any good colour photo reference online or books I can use a guide?

The Art of Weathering by Martyn Welch (Wild Swan Publications) is in my opinion the 'Bible' for any modeller who wishes to weather anything. It includes chapters on loco's, coaches, wagons and buildings. Although mainly in black & white it does have a colour supplement.

With paint, Humbrol, Railmatch and Phoenix Precision all produce colours for rust, track dirt, brake dust, sleeper grime etc. For loco's I use a dusting of 'Dirty Black' from Phoenix after hand brushing detail.

Good luck.

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QUOTE (woko @ 6 Oct 2008, 15:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The article in this months Hornby Magazine about weathering was all good, but I am looking to weather my locos using an airbrush. What I would like to know is whether anyone can suggest some good colours/paint range for rust, dirt, and grime, or any other possible colours that might be successful? Also anyone know of any good colour photo reference online or books I can use a guide?
The air colours from Vallejo are good .Water based,they dont do many specific weathering colours but the greys ,browns , sand,blacks etc are ideal and ready mixed,also add some reds and yellows to tone the rust colours up or down and also white for that persistant leak round airpipes .I used to use Floquil in the eighties when I painted and weathered US brass locos for customers but also some Humbrol so just about any sort of dirty weathery color will be useful .Try a few old trucks first .I was amazed how well an old Triang brake van came out ,transformed into a scale looking model from a toy ;I weather everything just about but sometimes just to pull out detail from a black loco or an underframe even if its almost pristine .I just did a couple of US UP locos recently for a guy,the first for a couple of decades , and he had to apologize to me for wanting them mint and shiny .I was in agony as I kept the weathering airbrush away from them .
 

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Hi Rossi,

I use simple good old paint brushes with water based acrylic paints. Airbrushing diesels and lectric loco's might be feasible but when it comes to steamers might be a problem unless you are very good in the airbrush application technique.

I also use the Vallejo range, first class paints for weathering.

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http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index...?showtopic=5400

Baykal
 

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QUOTE (woko @ 6 Oct 2008, 14:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The article in this months Hornby Magazine about weathering was all good, but I am looking to weather my locos using an airbrush. What I would like to know is whether anyone can suggest some good colours/paint range for rust, dirt, and grime, or any other possible colours that might be successful? Also anyone know of any good colour photo reference online or books I can use a guide?

The article that you refer to was in fact penned by myself and although I use a dry brush technique first I do also use an airbrush for the final stages. I do feel that airbrush alone will not give the depth and texture that you can achieve with a combination of the techniques.

It does make a change however to be asked about airbrush only and generally I get asked about the situation where the modeller has no airbrush!

I would recommend the same colours for rust etc that I use for dry brushing such precision paints light and dark rust etc.
 
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