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Jonas' workbench
« on: August 03, 2015, 09:26:23 pm »
Hi all,

I've lurked for a long time and finally decided to join the forum. I'll try and post some of my current output as I'm very much enjoying working on my N gauge stock at the moment, even though I've no layout, just a nice big circuit of Kato unitrack!

Without further ado, here is my latest loco work. Buffers limited edition Farish Class 60, 60061 Alexander Graham Bell in grubby triple grey Transrail livery.

Transrail 60061
Transrail 60061

Given a wash of thinned enamel grime, gently wiped off with a flat brush in downwards strokes before a coat of Games Workshop Purity Seal to dull the finish. Then given a working over with Humbrol and Forge World weathering powders. I did manage to erode the cabside numbers on one side during the weathering process but thankfully Fox came to the rescue!

Next up is my second BR blue 37, which is sitting in my local sorting office...


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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2015, 09:34:00 pm »
Hi Jonas, and welcome aboard now you've emerged from the darkness :wave:
Fancy posting such filth on your first post :o

Nice job :thumbsup:

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2015, 09:49:02 pm »
And another lurker emerges from the shadows, great to have you fully on board at last Jonas and thanks for sharing how you've weathered your Class 60, that's still something I've not managed to face upto yet, just can't bring myself to mess up a pristine paint job.   :worried:


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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2015, 09:51:36 pm »
n a wash of thinned enamel grime, gently wiped off with a flat brush in downwards strokes before a coat of Games Workshop Purity Seal to dull the finish. ...

Welcome Jonas!

I'm a fan of Games Workshop products too, especially their washes and the very fine 'Purity Seal' which can produce anything from flat to satin finishes depending on application technique. Also, almost every town has a branch!

Mike

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2015, 09:59:17 pm »
Thanks for the warm welcome! I have to admit I find weathering loads of fun; you do have to be a bit brave though! The GW paints are really good, although I've recently returned to good old Humbrol enamels for making washes. You can work in some really subtle effects with them.

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2015, 08:02:21 am »
Here's a Colas Class 66 I've recently finished too. Detailed at one end only and weathered in the same way as the 60 above, although it needs some suitable wagons to pull - I best get joining the n gauge society for so e of their excellent looking new kits for the timber traffic these are used on!

Colas 66
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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2015, 08:12:01 am »
G'day from Australia, Jonas, and welcome to the NGF....  even though those locos ain't green!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2015, 09:26:51 am »
I like the 60 - a very nice subtle effect that takes away the plastic feeling of the model.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2015, 08:55:18 pm »
Hi Jonas

Welcome to the forum......always nice to see some restrained filth ;)

Really nice work. I already use some Games Workshop stuff but not tried their varnish.

Thanks for posting!

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2015, 10:58:47 am »
EWS shed
EWS shed

Here's the latest from the workbench - a Farish 66 in EWS livery. Previously airbrushed weathered by its former owner, I worked the grime back and added some enamel washes before giving it a coat of purity seal and attacking with the powders. I've also wired a DCC decoder in - not too difficult a job, but a 6 pin socket us so much easier!

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2015, 11:10:53 am »
Lovely 66! Really good work!
If it ain't Blue and Red, something must be wrong!!

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2015, 03:47:46 pm »
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Everything I've posted so far has been pretty modern; here's my late 1970s Farish 24 posed with a few 16 tonners. These are a mix of pre-weathered and pristine, given the same weathering treatment of enamel washes, purity seal varnish, powders and real coal dust scraped into the inside of the wagons.

The board is a test plank using finetrax code 40 rail that's had a few scenic experiments done on it; not the neatest but looks ok!

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2015, 11:53:35 pm »
Good grief. Are you sure that's N, and not something 'Orribly Oversized?

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2015, 07:05:45 pm »
Good grief. Are you sure that's N, and not something 'Orribly Oversized?

I promise it is! That's a huge compliment though, thank you  :D

Skip and shed
Skip and shed

A bit more N gauge weathering completed last weekend; my Dapol 67 was given a wash of grime and the detail parts added on one end. It's a lovely model of a pretty weird looking prototype (to my eyes anyway!), although when you see it next to its 66 cousin it lasts the crispness of a Farish moulding. My Dapol success rate is currently at 50%; this one runs beautifully smoothly and I had no problem fitting a chip like I did on my 22 (which has now moved to pastures new before it needed up against a wall). Incidentally, the 66 is the same one I posted a picture of last week - this time with the bogie clipped back in the right way around!

Currently being worked on is a second EWS 66, which I picked up missing a buffer; thanks To a kind member of RMweb for the replacement! It's had its first few grimes washes and the varnish is drying before I hit it with a touch of powders. I'm missing the detail pack though, should anyone have one spare to sell...

I really need to build a layout for these beasties!

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2015, 09:02:01 pm »
Very nice, but if you think the 67 is pretty weird, what do you make of the class 70? :hmmm:

 

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