Simple weathering

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  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    I have just bought a Dapol ex SR brake van, and it looks ok, but needs something to tone it down, at the same time I thought I'd do the same to a Dapol 7 Plank open wagon.

    The Victims



    Tools of choice

    Humbrol enamel washes


    Humbrol Weathering Powders


    I start with the black wash - delayed by about 30 min trying to get the Child proof top off :facepalm:

    Before


    Then applied the wash trying to get capillary action to take the wash along the panel lines, dont worry about getting the wash where you dont want it.


    Once dry use a cotton bud wetted in Humbrol enamel thinners to wipe away any extra / mistakes


    Same process for the wagon

    Before


    Black wash


    Clean up


    There are some panel ines still not defined, so just repeat the process in those areas


    Just as a comparison of this simple effect


    Next the chassis ......

    Paul
     
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    Davoetype Full Member

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    Sometimes simple is best. We tend to forget that at some stage all goods wagons were either new or went through a rebuilding/refurbishment stage and that they all do not need to look like they have survived WW2. A good effect Paul and easy to achieve.

    Cheers

    and happy modelling

    Richard
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    And the chassis

    for the wagon, all the black bits were given a wash of Sand, including the wheels



    Once dry I'll hit it with some dust, dark brown and black wash to pick out bits.

    Paul
     
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    Well ...... once dry It looked ok, so I hit it with weathering powders

    Dark earth first on the underframe and metalwork, then rust on the brake blocks and linkages, and finally a little white on the axle boxes.


    and the comparison piccy


    The brake van with the sheer amount of black, I will use the airbrush to apply the sand or dust wash.

    Paul
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Well ...... as I had done all the rest with a brush, I thought I'd do the sand wash as well on the Brake van and a GWR open



    The sand wash has dried, so the next job is to thin it a little, then use the airbrush to apply a little dust before adding the weathering powders.

    Paul
     
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