Dirty little boy

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    Airbrush and pigments :) Thank you TMC! Hopefully the photos will inspire others to transform their Pecketts and other delightfully cute tank engines into a working condition. Sadly the W4s never made it to Work's department inventories but with a little modeller's licence and an urgent acquisition order from Santa this little fella's dreams came true :thumbup:

    Britain's most powerful 0-4-0Ts; the real #33 was a GER B74 / LNER Y4 Class #68129, transferred to Stratford Depot in 1952 and was the last of its class to be withdrawn from service in 1963. Photo by Ben Brooksbank, 1961. (thanks Google!)

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    Fantastic weathering on this little beastie. I was hoping that the weathering would be from your own hand rather than TMC. Anyway, it's a good looking work horse.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Nice paint job, but you could have given it a clean before photographing it :avatar:

    Could you imagine the Health and Safety Risk Assesment for storing your fuel loosely on top of the combustion area.

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    Thanks Gary - I very much agree; this is a benchmark which I aspire to exceed - I commissioned the work for this reason and shared only because maybe it will inspire others in the same way it will inspire me. :)
     
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    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Weathering is one of those things that we take great pride with if we get it right. It is hard to convince yourself to take a perfectly good engine and dirty her up some. I took the plunge a while back with a few of my locos and I was happy that I did. It is a massive learning curve. My advice is to obtain plenty of photographs, actually several different angles of the particular loco you wish to weather, study these then proceed.

    This is a few of my locos I have done and not only weathered, but change the livery altogether !

    From this standard Hornbt GWR Terrier..


    To this... (although minus the Kadee couplings, numbers and crest).


    This standard factory 08 (Bachmann)


    To something a little more worked...


    and from a blue SDJR livereied Jinty...


    to a BR weathered version... I have painted the cab, the drivers controls and a few other items as well.


    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Wow oh wow!! Very nice work indeed, my compliments Gary. All superb but that Jinty... wow!! I completely agree with the need for photos; there's usually a good reason for every mark and bubble of corrosion peeping through the paintwork... and of course this attention to detail gets more critical as the scale increases. Thankfully these days we're spoilt, both with google and also the many independent publications available to buy online.

    Yes, practice, patience and courage required! The next time I make it to a show I intend to pick up a handful of dead second-hand locos to victimise... I have all the gear at home so it's just a matter of time... Meanwhile if you ever get an itch to record your weathering prowess on video I'm sure we'd all be very grateful!
     
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