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First attempts at weathering!!!

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Having rounded up what model railway items I feel that I am able to use from my parents' house, I have for sometime been attempting to plan my layout.

When we get around to it (money wise), I plan to use the loft having a layout based on a preserved railway. But in the mean time I am planning a small layout based in the mid 60's at a branch line terminus that will take apart and store under the spare bed (plenty of room, it's a double). My wife says that she can provide the "railway cats" - four of them.

I have found a number of Parkside and Cambrian kits that I have built, but not painted, so I have been thinking about liveries, and then weathering!!! I must have thought about this sometime back as I seem to have bought a load or Railmatch paint.

So this week I have spent some time weathering an old Hornby 110, replacing the speed whiskers with a yellow warning panel, and adding some dirt and rust. Not to sure if I have over done the dirt, but still, it is my first attempt

As I said, I my have over did the dirt!

Granted that the photo's maynot be the best in the world but....

All that is left to do is convert it to DCC and add lights - could be a while off yet

Any comments welcome

Thanks to pedromorgn for his help and advice on how to upload the photo's

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QUOTE (frame69 @ 12 Mar 2009, 15:58) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm worried about weathering because the painting I've done looks a bit thick,

You really must stop using that 3" brush Andy!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Ian

If you are weathering using the drybrushing effect then I can help you! I don't know if you do know how to do it but this is the way I do it.

Take a flat Humbrol No- 6/8 brush, Dip it into the desired paint and then with a kitchen towel between your thumb and forfinger drag the brush throughit and most of the paint will come off!
Then you can start by flicking the paintbrush over the raised ares of the loco's bogie detail, This method should ensure you do a bit at a time and remember to look at photograhs of the class of loco if you can't find the actual loco you are doing!! (The weathering effect should be the same)

Have a look at my signature picture of my 37 for some idea.

Please if you want any more help or if you would like me to put a picture of one of my loco's then just ask!

Kind regards

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