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First attempt at weathering
« on: February 27, 2019, 11:19:45 AM »
Decided I needed to learn, so I thought I'd have a go with some coal wagons. The one on the right is unweathered, the other two were my first go. I'm fairly pleased but a lond way to go before I let myself loose on any Locos  :smiley-laughing:




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Re: First attempt at weathering
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 11:34:48 AM »
They look very good, Philipp.
I agree there is a world of difference between experimenting on a wagon less than 20 and a loco worth upwards of 150! :worried:

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Re: First attempt at weathering
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019, 11:49:21 AM »
I got 4 of the Wemyss wagons for a lot less than 20, so not too worried about experimenting on them  :D

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Re: First attempt at weathering
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 12:13:23 PM »
Great first effort!

I add some grease/oil stains on the axle boxes, and removing the white rims of the wheels;

Remember that rust comes in several shades of brown/orange. Older rust tends to be darker in colour. Also, try adding a wash of white to the wood work to represent paint that's been sun-bleached.

Don't forget to do the inside too.

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Re: First attempt at weathering
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 12:43:08 PM »
They look great, you should come and weather some of my PO wagons :)

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Re: First attempt at weathering
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 12:52:35 PM »
Thanks Paul and Steve  :thumbsup: never knew one little wagon could be so time consuming

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Re: First attempt at weathering
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 01:45:59 PM »
Thanks Paul and Steve  :thumbsup: never knew one little wagon could be so time consuming

I have to say its time well spent, they look great, personally I always find weathering red based PO's difficult I don't know why it must just be a mental thing.

Just keep the updates coming :)

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Re: First attempt at weathering
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2019, 08:53:27 PM »
I applied a little weathering to some cheap wagons I picked up recently, if you squint and turn your back on them they might look like work worn PO wagons

« Last Edit: March 07, 2019, 08:55:08 PM by paulprice »

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Re: First attempt at weathering
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 09:15:09 PM »
they look great Paul  :thumbsup:

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Re: First attempt at weathering
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2019, 09:22:31 PM »
You've both done a fine job on what you would think would be dead easy (make 'em look dirty? Simple... just chuck some mucky paint over 'em), but turns out in reality to be an intricate job and difficult to get right.

Well done!  :beers:
« Last Edit: March 07, 2019, 09:24:18 PM by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: First attempt at weathering
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2019, 09:33:22 PM »
Thanks Bealman, it's going to take some practice but when you get it right it's very satisfying

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Re: First attempt at weathering
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2019, 09:34:39 PM »
they look great Paul  :thumbsup:

I think I may just send my next lot up to you to weather

 

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