Paint your wagon

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by York Paul, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. York Paul

    York Paul Full Member

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    Recently I was asked to describe my methods for weathering rolling stock so this thread hopefully will support those other great weathering threads written by Kimbo and Gary plus the pictures posted up of examples of weathering by members. There are three different types of van currently on my bench which will all make good examples of how weathering differs according to use, the way I weather rolling stock is akin to painting a picture with thin translucent layers of paint applied by either airbrush or artists pencil brush and built up over a period of days. The three wagons in question are a Palvan, a Vanfit and an Insul van which will be weathered as a barrier van... here they are in their first stages of build.

    The Vanfit.

    The Insul Van.

    The Palvan.
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Jesus ..... now we're for it.:avatar: they all look well built kits Yorkie. You have my fill attention. :avatar:. I suppose that this must just be good timing for my plywood van kit build eh........

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    When I first saw this thread title, I thought it was about this
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064782/ but then it wouldn't be under Tutorials

    I tend to use weathering powders and that suits me. I can do just one making it easier than paint or air brush... but each to his/her own.

    Gunna be watching this thread to se how they turn out...
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Another thread entitled " my way " would be equally as welcome Sol. ..... and no sign of Frank Sinatra. :avatar:
     
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    Hi there Sol,
    weathering powders are great as they add subtle detailing and can tone down sharp colour, yes some folk use Dullcoat which is also very good but the various powder colours add in detail which otherwise would be difficult to achieve with paint, for example I sometimes "flick" powder from a stipple brush to mimic rust spotting over newish paint, this works well on a steel bodied wagon such as a hopper or coal mineral wagon. Anyway thanks for following that's muchly appreciated... this thread will be one that is ongoing as different rolling stock is painted. I have a whole bunch of wagon kits that need dealing with.
     
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    York Paul Full Member

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    Thanks Toto... you've seen the end product running on Luib Bridge, these kits are just simple plastic Slater's or Parkside ones, easy and quick to put together. The first one I did was a Tube wagon and the latest to arrive was an LMS 20 ton brake, now I wouldn't mind tackling one of Big Jim's 48 foot Bogie C Bolster wagons or the ex GW Macaw B, then again I promised myself an Easybuild Mark 1 BSK to go with the Steve Beattie Clayton Class 17.
     
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    And I'm sure you shall have one. .... I have a couple of the easibuild coaches in my stash fur a long way down the list. We'll worth looking at though. A crazy mix of plastic and brass. How the he'll do you join that lot. :avatar: they give you brass corridor and compartment connections inside a plastic shell. It all looks good but trying to keep it all together. Again ..... Maybe just my inexperience. :avatar:

    I also fancy one of their DMU's .... watch this space.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    I suspect the Easybuild coaches are put together with epoxy but not seen one in the flesh as it were. I wish someone did a 104 unit but I also like the Swindon Raspers... very comfortable DMU's they were.
     
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    I'll need to get on to one of them. Maybe seven or eight builds down the track but maybe a welcome break from etched brass. :avatar:

    I remember viewing them at Telford where I bought my first one and thinking that they looked pretty good. A cheap alternative to the other offerings at the time. ...... and they do their own wheels at a fraction of the price...... what's not to like :thumbs:
     

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