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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #645 on: September 28, 2014, 03:23:57 PM »
I've never bothered with those P&D Marsh kits - seems easier to get RTR to me but I'm sure that you will beaver away and persevere Chris.
Lovely day here too!
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #646 on: September 28, 2014, 03:44:39 PM »
Thanks, Martin. I bought the two kits, last year, before I knew that RTR SR Vans were coming from Graham Farish. I thought they would be good practice before moving on to NGS kits. The spraypainting has shown up where filing and filler will be required. I will indeed persevere and try to make them look better before another respray, tomorrow. I have two windows (on opposite of the flat open) it is so warm and sunny to dispel the smell of the spraypaint! Even with a LOT of TLC they won't look as good as even early Graham Farish vans but they ARE typically SR and the real life prototypes appear in many pictures of goods train in Cornwall so I will not give up on them!

I want to have ivy on part of the loco. shed and the water tower so I am interested in how you achieved your green weed effect as (minus varnish for the 'wet' look) I think the techniques could be similar?

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #647 on: September 28, 2014, 03:50:06 PM »
I think it would work for moss but you'd need to apply it very carefully. With the sea-weed, I could be quite heavy handed !
It is very simply paint (in my case sea green and black) pasted on quite thickly then add scatter material and press it firmly down with fingers to make it stick. I used gloss effect acrylics . I think for moss (and I will try it on some of my buildings) you will need a light green paint (matt effect) then a lightish scatter material spred carefully so as not to give a "thick" effect.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #648 on: September 28, 2014, 03:57:24 PM »
Thanks, Martin. I think I will need to experiment on a piece of dry-stone or SR concrete panel walling (there will be some around the loco. shed 'garden' area, first. I need to check if I have fine enough green scatter.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #649 on: September 28, 2014, 04:24:32 PM »
Thanks, Martin. I think I will need to experiment on a piece of dry-stone or SR concrete panel walling (there will be some around the loco. shed 'garden' area, first. I need to check if I have fine enough green scatter.
Yes, I think fine is the key here. I have some fairly light green which would probably suffice colour wise.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #650 on: September 28, 2014, 04:40:11 PM »
Thanks, Martin. I think I will need to experiment on a piece of dry-stone or SR concrete panel walling (there will be some around the loco. shed 'garden' area, first. I need to check if I have fine enough green scatter.
Yes, I think fine is the key here. I have some fairly light green which would probably suffice colour wise.

Thanks, again, Martin. I need very fine dark green for ivy. I need to check what I have.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #651 on: September 28, 2014, 05:52:15 PM »
Sorry Chris. Don't know where the moss came from. I think it will work OK for Ivy as well.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #652 on: September 28, 2014, 05:53:33 PM »
Three vans at various stages:

Completed ex-works Castle Brewery van for Port Perran and Trepol Bay traffic, heavily weathered ex-LNER 'Wadebridge' brake van for Jon and not very good ex-SR van for Cant Cove (and Penmayne) showing where paint had to be stripped off and the surface smoothed with a file (prior to respraying, tomorrow); the second ex-SR van is now in two pieces and also had to have paint removed and the under surface filed, probably some Tamiya filler, too:





The brakevan (and some of my recently painted, weathered wagons) has since been dry brushed with rust and a bit of grey patch painting. The white handrails on one end have still to be done then a final wash of matt black overall and it will be ready to depart for Weaver Cove. (It's now too dark for more pictures, today.) I slightly overdid the rust on one of my weathered vans and it will have to be drybrushed with matt black in places.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #653 on: September 28, 2014, 05:57:40 PM »
Looks very, very good Chris. Looking forward to seeing that van on Port Perran & Trepol Bay.
It's good to have a corporate livery.
I may well do something similar for the Headland Brewery.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #654 on: September 28, 2014, 06:06:31 PM »
its going to look great on the clay wagons Chris thank you very much.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #655 on: September 28, 2014, 06:35:03 PM »
its going to look great on the clay wagons Chris thank you very much.

My pleasure, Jon. I plan to complete your van, tomorrow, and take some pictures for you before packing it up in its box ready to post.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #656 on: September 28, 2014, 08:10:04 PM »

I may well do something similar for the Headland Brewery.

I think that's an excellent idea, Martin. 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #657 on: September 28, 2014, 10:05:05 PM »
Hi Martin, here is the Castle Brewery logo which will be printed much smaller on photographic paper ready for gluing on all the Castle Brewery wagons once I've bought some more photographic paper! (I'll send you two panels for gluing on the existing wagon):



Hmm, I need to add a slogan under the logo! I like Bateman's: "Good honest ales", I hope they won't mind me adapting it: "Good honest Cornish ales".
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #658 on: September 29, 2014, 06:59:19 AM »
Looks very good Chris.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #659 on: September 29, 2014, 07:04:08 AM »
Looks very good Chris.

Thanks, Martin. I should add a 'phone number, too but in N Scale it will be so tiny that I don't think it matters.

 

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