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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1695 on: May 06, 2019, 09:22:25 PM »
I really like the contrast between the realistically weathered WD and the ex-works BR Standard 5MT.

Here's another contrast. The TMC weathered WD and a factory weathered J39.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1696 on: May 06, 2019, 09:34:48 PM »
I'm not often impressed with commercial weathering. It seems to me that these two locomotives would most likely have weathered similarly. I'm not sure I could choose one over the other. I've bought a few weathered wagons but wish I'd bought them unweathered.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1697 on: May 06, 2019, 09:35:09 PM »
Thanks. The TMC weathering is definitely superior. I'd try adding a wash of dilute black over the factory weathering on the J39 to get it much closer to the WD. The J39 weathering is too light coloured, IMHO.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1698 on: May 06, 2019, 10:13:45 PM »
I'd try adding a wash of dilute black over the factory weathering on the J39 to get it much closer to the WD.

Perhaps a warmer colour than black would give a result more like the WD?

The factory weathering seems to be a quick spray of a single colour while the WD has some variation of colour. Like Leon I'm not impressed by the factory weathering. I've successfully removed it from wagons and a couple of coaches by very carefully using IPA. Use too much and you're risking removing the underlying paint as well!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1699 on: May 08, 2019, 01:09:49 PM »
I'd try a black wash, first then, perhaps a dark brown one.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1700 on: May 09, 2019, 02:28:28 PM »
Yes, I think a careful build-up of several different coloured washes might be best. I hope it goes better than my current building project - a signal box based on the one at Crowcombe Heathfield. I've just scrapped my first try and started afresh so the loco might have to wait a while.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1701 on: May 10, 2019, 03:02:56 PM »
Another photo taken with the new telephoto lens. An Ivatt 2MT plods northwards through Wrenton. And I curse this computer again - not only does it keep freezing but now the left shift key and some of the numerals have stopped working. Having to use the right shift key doesn't help my touch typing much!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1702 on: May 10, 2019, 03:08:28 PM »
Superb.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1703 on: May 10, 2019, 03:13:31 PM »
Roger. Such a stunning scene takes time. Love the info and the weathering. Just had a little go with a wagon i brought at an exhibition and one that will sit ina siding. Still worth reading up on the weathering george dent is model rail 's expert. Thank you for the photo. Chris

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1704 on: May 10, 2019, 03:44:08 PM »

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1705 on: May 10, 2019, 04:05:33 PM »
Roger. Such a stunning scene takes time. Love the info and the weathering. Just had a little go with a wagon i brought at an exhibition and one that will sit ina siding. Still worth reading up on the weathering george dent is model rail 's expert. Thank you for the photo. Chris

Thanks Chris. I should have said that the loco was another example of TMC's weathering, but I did the wagons myself.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1706 on: May 10, 2019, 04:21:34 PM »
Thanks. Did you use tamiya, humbrol or other product? I brought a set of 5 secondhand wagons at a show excuse to try weathering. I had an old  takeaway tray and still learning sadly no photos yet lot to do elsewhere

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1707 on: May 10, 2019, 04:35:55 PM »
I use Lifecolor. I've got the Rail Weathering, Dust and Rust, Weathered Wood and White Wood sets. The first two are probably the most useful. The colours are also available separately.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1708 on: May 10, 2019, 04:47:58 PM »
Roger thank you. May look into lifecolor. Superb weathering

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1709 on: May 13, 2019, 09:31:28 PM »
Here's another photo of a village building taken with the telephoto lens. It's the farm house at the north end of the layout. The road bridge in the foreground did, of course, need a bus crossing it, a BR one at that.


 

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