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Author Topic: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)  (Read 122828 times)

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #600 on: November 15, 2019, 10:30:39 AM »
Will do @Newportnobby.

Just trying out matt varnish sprays:

1. Ghiant - could not really see any difference, ink did not run though.

2. Humbrol - messy and the ink ran - is this normal or have I got a "bad pint"?

3. Testors - perfect result.

Anyone else have other suggestions/recommendations?

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #601 on: November 15, 2019, 11:19:09 AM »
Hi @Newportnobby

This is what I ordered from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07T4YT1ZR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It came this morning and it is exactly as described.  It is 180 microns thick which looks fine to me although the proof will be when I try to use it in a coach.  The plastic does have a blueish tint but given the size of N gauge windows I do not see this as an issue.  I might get a bottle of Humbrol Gloss Clear to dip the cut pieces in as I was impressed with the results Humbrol got in the following video on an plane canopy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByMhacC5vAE

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #602 on: November 15, 2019, 11:27:34 AM »
@Paddy

Make sure the "blueish tint" is not just a protective film over the acetate - I once got caught out.  ;)
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #603 on: November 15, 2019, 11:30:42 AM »
@Paddy

Make sure the "blueish tint" is not just a protective film over the acetate - I once got caught out.  ;)

Thanks David (@dannyboy) - just checked and I cannot see that there is a protective film.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #604 on: November 16, 2019, 01:34:21 PM »
CHIPMAN’S WEEDKILLING TRAIN - PART #3

Cost to date = £45.85

N.B. Please excuse the quality of the photos as my camera was struggling with poor light.

The photo below shows the PECO tank wagons after their factory finish has been removed with IPA.  This worked really well and I would highly recommend this form of paint removal.


Photo 1. Stripped PECO tank bodies.

Next step was to prime the bodies before applying the top coat of Humbrol Acrylic Spray Gloss Crimson #20.  For the first time, I used Halfords Grey Primer (in the past I have used Humbrol Grey Primer) and the results were excellent.  I cannot recommend this primer highly enough - it is as good if not better than the Humbrol product, comes in a larger can and is therefore better value!


Photo 2. Primed PECO tank bodies.

Once the primer had dried, I applied two thin coats of Humbrol Acrylic Crimson.  It must have been an old can as sadly a few splutters of paint came out but luckily these are hard to spot on the completed models.

Next the signage was added to each side of the tanks, "CHIPMAN CHEMCIAL COMPANY LTD" to one side and "INDUSTRIAL WEEDKILLING SERVICE" to the other.  As can be seen in the photo below this then provides the full wordage when the tanks are joined together.

To seal the tank bodies and remove the gloss finished, two coats of Testors Dullcote were applied.


Photo 3. Completed PECO tank bodies.

Although not perfect (and the above photo is rather cruel), from normal viewing distances the effect is good enough for me.  Also, the colour/finish of the tank bodies is almost a perfect match for the crimson on the Dapol Maunsell coach!

Next job is to mask up and paint the top of the Maunsell coach white as per prototype.

Comments and suggestions always welcome.

Many thanks

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« Last Edit: November 16, 2019, 01:35:31 PM by Paddy »
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #605 on: November 16, 2019, 01:39:34 PM »
Looking good @Paddy you'll have fun weathering them to the dusty grimy state they must of been in after a few trips on the metals!!  :beers:

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #606 on: November 16, 2019, 02:20:15 PM »
The colour looks great, and the finish is fine. Are the signs decals?

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #607 on: November 16, 2019, 02:29:23 PM »
Hi @exmouthcraig

I do not intend to weather them as they are pristine in the prototype photos (see my earlier posting).  Having said that, I am sure you are right and in the real world they ended up very grimy.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #608 on: November 16, 2019, 02:34:02 PM »
The colour looks great, and the finish is fine. Are the signs decals?

Mike

Thanks Mike ( @maridunian ).  No, they are not decals as I did not have any decal paper and no one was able to create them for me when contacted.  It is just printed on glossy photo paper and stuck on.  With hindsight I would not have coloured the edges of the paper but you live and learn.

From a couple of feet away and on the layout the paper/wagon colour merge in to one.  At the end of the day I am going for an overall look and one has to accept certain limitations.

One day I would not have dreamt of attempting such a project so I must be making some progress.

 :D

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #609 on: November 16, 2019, 02:37:20 PM »
Sorry paddy  :dunce:

They look very fresh in that photo, even the cream band on the coaches!!!

The RGB site has helped create a very very close matching background on the decals  :thumbsup:

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #610 on: November 16, 2019, 02:54:33 PM »
A nice job of something no one else has probably has, Paddy :thumbsup:

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #611 on: November 16, 2019, 05:54:08 PM »
Thanks @Newportnobby - not over yet.  ;)

I bet @Ben A at Revolution will now announce the Class A tanks in this livery!

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #612 on: November 16, 2019, 06:31:08 PM »
@Paddy  They look pretty good especially as you have 'created' them yourself.  :thumbsup: I too am a firm believer in using Halfords  primer and I quite often use their paint spray cans as well.
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #613 on: November 16, 2019, 06:51:10 PM »
Sorry Paddy - I know it's a bit late now, but I was checking Robbie Burns' tank decals earlier for options for my own anchor mount tanks, and he offers the Industrial Weed Killing livery...

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #614 on: November 16, 2019, 07:01:37 PM »
Hi Mike ( @maridunian )

Argh!!  I forgot about Robbie’s transfers.  As a matter of interest how do these work?  Does Robbie match the colour of the wagon for example and print on white decal paper (so you get white text)?

Many thanks

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