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Kim's offering for the weathering competition
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 Posted: 11 Apr 2017 12:18
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I picked up a very cheap Lima O gauge LWB mineral wagon from "evil bay" to have a "play" with and try out a new method (to me) which uses hairspray. So the wagon in question duly arrived, in I think a French livery, green and silver on middle doors ?? First job was to remove the lovely !! couplings and separate the body from the chassis.


Couplings that look like they could work on the real thing !!


Screws hold the couplings and body together, but as I intend to remove the big plastic mounting block, the screws will no longer be required and the chassis and body will be glued together.


A dirty mix of black brown and grey was mixed up. 

I prefer to airbrush, but you could use a paintbrush or a rattle can if you can find a dark rusty colour.


I normally try and do the detailed parts first then fill in the panels, the trick as always is a small amount of paint, then move on to another section to allow it to dry then go back and build up thin layers until your happy.



Top edges and the outside were given 2/3 coats and the inside 1 coat.






24 hours later, when the model was dry, I gave the whole model a spay of lacquer.


When this was dry, the model was spray twice with a cheap hairspray.


Again I left the model for 24 hours before spraying it in my chosen colours.


2 coats on the out side and 1 on the inside.


sprung three link coupling will be added so while the body dried off, I drilled out the holes to accept the hooks, then removed the huge blob of plastic from the underside of the chassis. 
Not a pretty sight, but it looks a whole lot better when the body is attached. Note the moulding line down the buffers and buffer beam, I used a file to remove this ready for painting. 




Looks alot better now.


side view. I don't think this model will be numbered as it is intended to be used as a scrap metal wagon, but I think it needs a black panel to break up the end section.


Using some Tamiya masking tape, I masked up the panels each side.


Then added some painters masking tape and scrap paper.

Chassis and taped section then painted flat black.




And so after a couple of evenings work I've ended up with this.






so now the fun begins..........:thumbs:

Last edited on 11 Apr 2017 13:53 by Kimbo



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Ah yes, the old hair spray trick...,  I'm saying nothing, just to keep the others guessing ! :scratchchin:

Looking forward to see how your wagon weathers up. :thumbup:

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Hi Kim, great to see an other entrant ......... I think we have a competition starting.:avatar:



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Nice start To your entry Kim, I'm Looking forward to the results of the hair spray method.
This is something I haven't tried before so following with interest.:thumbup:



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I've heard the hairspray method can be quite dangerous - if SWMBO finds out you pinched her hair spray the retribution can be severe :avatar:

Looking good so far and its still clean

Paul

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Looking good Kim steady progress already ...:thumbup:

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Now the fun bit....I've used some cheap stiff brushes and normal tap water....



Soak an area with water and leave for 30 seconds or so for the water to soak into the grey paint.. then using a stiffer brush I started downward strokes to remove paint.





Go gently when the paint starts to soften. I wanted a very bashed up and rusty look with this wagon









I've done a video of the process....


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Hi Kimbo,

Superb. I had to watch it with the sound muted as I'm in my kip and SWMBO's sleeping so I'll watch it again tomorrow with the commentary turned up. :avatar:

I thought at the start that it was taking a little time for the paint to start coming off but once it got going I was impressed with the amount of control which you had in how much was being removed. It's certainly a good technique and a great result. I'll look forward to seeing the powders going on. :thumbs:

Thanks for flying the flag for Platform 1.

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Thanks Toto, Powders should be going on today using Gary's method.:thumbs:



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  • Isocol - Isopropyl Alchol ( Bunnings or local Chemist) 
  • airbrush 
  • several flat and round brushes (older the better)
  • weathering powders of your choice (I use cement dyes from Bunnings)
  • cotton buds
  • Tissues.


After a quick spray with Isopropyl, I mix up a few rust colour powders and apply to the inside of the model

blend the colours in and apply more if required especially in the corners




Add another coat of Isopropyl 

While the inside dries, I spray the chassis and repeat the process with the powders, adding a small amount of white to bring out the detailing before blending in with a large soft brush

Now its time to spray the out side of the body work.


I added the powders to the steel supports first 



I used a soft round brush to load up the under side of the top sections


Repeat this process on the other side of the supports, dragging the powders vertically. Then spray the model again.

The wet powders will now run and will need blending in. First panel I have just stabbed the brush into the corners, second panel I have used a swirling motion, third panel I have just dragged the powder up and down vertically. Mixing these three methods up creates the sort of well used rusty wagon effect 


End panels treated the same. I've added some white to the buffer heads and then usinga nail polishing board on the buffer heads to create some used wear


Inside now dry. At this point you could remove some of the powder or add more, your preference 



















Needs a scrap load now......




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That's come up nice Kim
Very nice colourings you wouldn't think it was the basic Lima model any more :tophat:



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Looking very good Kim. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

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A fantastic transformation. :thumbs:



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http://www.click Chris, Gary and Toto. :thumbs: ..........So finally the wagon needs a scrap load to complete it. A piece of 3mm ply and a small block of wood, screwed together and firstly paint black.


Then with the paint still wet a quick dusting of rusty weathering powders, just in case the bits of scrap don't cover the base.


Next job was to raid the "bits and bobs" box for some etched frets and odd pieces of metal. These were then cut up into random shapes, sizes and dipped in a solution of "gun blue" which rusts up the metals in seconds. (gun blue can be purchased online or from your local gun shop). Next apply glue all over the base and place all the bits of metal in a random pattern, filling in the gaps as you go. Then apply more glue to fix every thing in position. A further light dusting of powders and job done.














:tophat:Kim



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One rusty heap of junk, great!!:tophat:



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