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Painting ratio Lineside Fencing
« on: November 07, 2019, 08:44:20 AM »
Hi All,

I have picked up some Ratio & Peco line side fencing in brown and they could do with a dab of realism!

What is the consensus on paining them to make them look a little less plastic and more wooden? I have some railmatch sleeper grime, would that work or a cover of brown acrylic paint?

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Re: Painting ratio Lineside Fencing
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 08:51:53 AM »
The finer Ratio product is extremely resistant to paint. It is super flexible and I've never had any success with painting it, to the point of leaving it as it is.

The thicker Peco product may take to paint more easily, but I abandoned it long ago as overscale.

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Re: Painting ratio Lineside Fencing
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 09:07:55 AM »
I use acryllic applied as lightly as possible but it ends up looking a bit too shiny so once dried, I go over it with tamiya weathering paint to take off the gloss and dull it down a bit.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 10:13:33 AM by port perran »
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Re: Painting ratio Lineside Fencing
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 10:04:19 AM »
once dried, I goover it

An old Cornish expression to keep those English confused, Martin? :confused2: ;)

I found the Peco stuff requires priming before applying paint, as I found out when the first coat of paint just fell off :doh:

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Re: Painting ratio Lineside Fencing
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 10:05:45 AM »
The Ratio stuff is a million times worse
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Re: Painting ratio Lineside Fencing
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 10:13:06 AM »
once dried, I goover it

An old Cornish expression to keep those English confused, Martin? :confused2: ;)

I found the Peco stuff requires priming before applying paint, as I found out when the first coat of paint just fell off :doh:

Ha Ha - amended. I rather like goover though  :D
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Re: Painting ratio Lineside Fencing
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 10:18:39 AM »
I use acryllic applied as lightly as possible but it ends up looking a bit too shiny so once dried, I go over it with tamiya weathering paint to take off the gloss and dull it down a bit.
Thanks Martin!

That sounds kind of like what I had in mind.. This is for the diorama rather than the layout, but someone mentioned etch brass fencing is a good replacement?

I have some dark umber brown somewhere, so will use that and weather it down a bit.. maybe a black wash in some areas to take the newness off it!

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Re: Painting ratio Lineside Fencing
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 11:19:02 AM »
I recently painted some brown line side fencing, I think it might have been Ratio and all I did was give it a spraying from a Halfords rattle can. The paint I used was the basic grey primer. I then gave the fencing a light spraying of brown, (just checked and it was Rover Russet Brown). So I have brown fencing with a hint of grey. Looks okay to me.
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Re: Painting ratio Lineside Fencing
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2019, 03:02:16 PM »
Hi there,

Paint is really difficult to apply to the ratio fencing, as others have said, so it definitely needs primer, and like David, I use Halfords grey primer from a can.

Then a thin wash of brown, and a dusting of powders seem to do the trick.  :D

Old wooden fencing in real life is often more grey than brown  :thumbsup:

Here is some of the Ratio brown fencing on Windmill Hill



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