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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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