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Author Topic: Scratch building a bridge for Clouds Hill  (Read 847 times)

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Offline JohnN

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Re: Scratch building a bridge for Clouds Hill
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2018, 10:54:41 pm »
It looks to be coming along really well Paul.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Scratch building a bridge for Clouds Hill
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2018, 10:16:32 pm »



Iím please say it fits and looks good in position. I gave it the first primer coat tonight which seemed to take forever with a brush. Iím considering spraying the final coat if I can find a spray can thatís a good colour and effect.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Paul

Clouds Hill - My first layout currently under construction; http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39084.0

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Re: Scratch building a bridge for Clouds Hill
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2018, 10:36:07 pm »
If it is to be steel paul it would of been painted red oxide primer first, any colour would of gone on top. I always paint my buildings and structures the way we build in reality.

Wood will always be painted various browns before the colour goes on. Just think it's the way to do it.

Bridge looks cracking by the way. I probably have about 5hrs work finishing one structure that's taken the best part of 50hrs this year to build. I might even post some pictures at the weekend

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Re: Scratch building a bridge for Clouds Hill
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2018, 10:36:50 pm »
Sorry, no ideas about the spray, but someone will.

Just wanted to say the bridge looks great in situ!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Scratch building a bridge for Clouds Hill
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2018, 10:42:43 pm »
oxide red?

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Re: Scratch building a bridge for Clouds Hill
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2018, 11:32:30 pm »
The bridge looks very good, you could try halfords car spray tins they are very good. I use the Grey primer for roads etc, even gave a model loco I detailed a coat before painting black.
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Re: Scratch building a bridge for Clouds Hill
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2018, 07:27:41 am »
Looking good.

How about Tamya spray colours? For a steel bridge I would tend to use "ITEM 86527 AS-27 Gunship gray 2".
Giving it first a layer of orange (metall oxide primer like) makes sense if you want to wheather the bridge with a sanding paper to remove the top coat and let tje primer sho through.
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Re: Scratch building a bridge for Clouds Hill
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2018, 03:50:38 pm »
Iíve already posted this pic on my layout thread but I thought I should repost here for anyone reading this thread in future.

In the end I opted for primer (general paint on wood primer (white), and then after painting a couple of coats in grey acrylic with a small brush there were still patches Iíd missed. It seems everyone time I looked at it I noticed another patch! So I bought a general grey all surface  spray paint and it worked a treat. It was a gloss finish so looks good in my opinion, and it was only a quid from QD store! I may attempt to weather it in future but for now Iím just not brave enough!



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Paul

Clouds Hill - My first layout currently under construction; http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39084.0

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Re: Scratch building a bridge for Clouds Hill
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2018, 08:25:58 pm »
It looks very good but, as you say, it might be just a bit too clean :-\

 

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