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Author Topic: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963  (Read 16503 times)

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #285 on: August 20, 2017, 10:32:15 am »
second that, always a joy to see your updates



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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #286 on: August 20, 2017, 10:41:00 am »
It looks great!

I am a huge fan of bay platforms and sweeping pointwork into stations.  :thumbsup:

Top stuff!  :beers:
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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #287 on: August 20, 2017, 11:14:03 am »
I like it, Richard :thumbsup:
Am intrigued by your locos. Have you weathered them yourself? Some cruel close ups would be appreciated :)

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #288 on: August 20, 2017, 11:40:16 am »
Lovely modelling. I look forward very keenly to seeing Shankend develop!

Roy

Seconded! Great to have such a good update after a long while.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #289 on: August 20, 2017, 07:48:51 pm »
Lovely modelling. I look forward very keenly to seeing Shankend develop!

Roy

You might have a while to wait, that one is in the preliminary planning (i.e. day-dreaming) stage. I need a house with a spare double bedroom or heated garage before I can start construction. It needs to be at least 12' x 8' and preferably bigger, and even at that size I'll have to compress everything a fair bit to get it all in. Same problem as with nearly all the Waverley stations -not enough scenic breaks in the right places.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #290 on: Yesterday at 09:17:49 am »
I like it, Richard :thumbsup:
Am intrigued by your locos. Have you weathered them yourself? Some cruel close ups would be appreciated :)

I'm about half way through weathering them.  My technique is to start with an overall wash of "dirty thinners" (mix of black / brown / grey paint to make a nice mucky colour, then heavily diluted, brushed on and then tidied up with cotton buds) followed by dry brushing with dark rusty colours to highlight springs, cab edges and other rust-prone bits, then the odd streak of light grey around bits that leak water (washout  plugs etc), finally a coat of matt varnish to tidy it all up.  These two locos got held up while I tried to find a decent matt varnish as Humbrol is terrible, I used it on an etched brass loco I built for my father's birthday, and now I have to strip it back to bare metal and start again.  It really is that bad, the loco looks as though it has been left out in the snow, and looking at online reviews of the stuff I'm not the only person to have had problems.

The answer seems to be Winsor & Newton artists varnish, available from most art supplies shops. I tried it on  an old Lima horsebox and it came out fine with no frosting or shiny patches, although it is a lot slower drying than the Humbrol stuff. I haven't tried it through an airbrush yet.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #291 on: Yesterday at 09:52:22 am »
Thanks for the response. Acrylics or enamels please?
Think I'd prefer acrylics :hmmm:

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #292 on: Yesterday at 03:36:48 pm »
Great that you are back modelling again Richard. Just love that pointwork, its such a superior look to peco points.
I should really get back to moddling my own finescale layout ...  time always seems to be the problem.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #293 on: Yesterday at 06:53:45 pm »
I like it, Richard :thumbsup:
Am intrigued by your locos. Have you weathered them yourself? Some cruel close ups would be appreciated :)
These two locos got held up while I tried to find a decent matt varnish

I'm a big fan of Games Workshop/Citadel "Purity Seal"; douse for a satin finish, or gently waft for flat matt.

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