DDalells Wagon Weathering Wrangle Contribution

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  1. ddalzell

    ddalzell Full Member

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    To Kick off my time on the Forum, I'm gonna have a go at the Weathering Wrangle Comp
    The wagon that I have chose for the Challenge is the Auscision NODY open wagon as below.
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    The wagon is variation represents the wagons of the 3rd back as delivered between 1980-81, the wagon will be weathered to a represent the wagon in around the Mid 90s afterbeing used on the Cobar Concentrate train for a period of time over the years.
    Being of a steel body Construction the mixture of Silver, Zinc and Lead Mud mix that they carried has caused the lower body sides to rust out and over time needed to be cut out have replacement panels added.A photo representing can be found on Norm Brays Frickr Page. See below
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    To Achieve this I would be using the Following Products
    -Auscision Nody
    -Various Evergreen Styrene Shapes left over from different Prodjects
    -Humbrol and Tamiya Paints
    -.010 Brass Rod
    -AMI weathering Powders
    ToolsRequired
    -Various Drill Sizes
    - A sharp Blade
    .Files
    As they are purchased as a 4 Pack I will be only Showing the Progress of 1 Wagon but will show all 4 in the Finished product
    Time to Get stared Check Back Soon

    Dave
     
  2. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Looking forward to this Dave..
     
  3. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hey, :welcome:aboard ......... In with a bang.:avatar: go for it Dave. Can't wait to see your work.

    Great to see you jumping in.

    Good luck

    Toto.
     
  4. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Great start to the Chalange David :thumbs:
    I like the full list of items to be used :thumbup:

    You have certainly picked a interesting prototype to model/weather I like the idea of representing the welded in repair plates to truly make the model unique:tophat:
     
  5. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice choice of wagon David. I'll be looking forward to this bash and weather ! :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  6. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Great start mate, and a brilliant prototype to model, definitely going to follow this with interest! :thumbs:

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  7. ddalzell

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    Thanks for the Confidence Guys
    As easy as it would be just to do the work then just show the weathering I would rather show you guys with a How to guide of just how the process works.
    Now back to the Model
    Photo 1
    First the model was deconstructed with bogies and Couplings where removed and put aside.I also removed Logo and Data panels from the side as they will be relocated a few mm higher once modifications have been finished. Wheel sets have been removed from the side frames and had placed toothpicks inside the side frames to stop paint and other material getting inside. [​IMG]
    Photo 2 [​IMG]
    Once ready I Remover the 3lower steps on each sideThe side was then drilled in the lower section of the body between the floor and the Tarpaulin rail along the vertical corrugation. this was to make it easier to cut out the sections to be replaced.Once I cut one section I noticed the structure had become week so will only cut one section out at the time
    Bogie side frames have since been painted a grime mix to give a base colour for weathering[​IMG]
    After looking at the prototype photos and videos of them running I have noticed that there was various modifications made with different height and paneling sections removed. I will model this on the different wagons I have but this one will be as pictured as above

    next step will be to cut out the section needed and then fit the new pieces in the side.
    Cheers
    Dave
     
  8. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Great start Dave,

    Looking forward to following this. It has the hallmark of a great how to. Not just a weathering thread but some mods as well.

    First class. :tophat: thanks for taking part.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  9. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Just off to buy a big bag of popcorn - this is looking good.

    You and Pete (Jakesdad) have got the spirit of the competition down to a tee, as weathering is probably most modellers first introduction into modifying / customizing their models, so the How to's are great

    Paul
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Fascinated by this Dave cheers

    Ian vt :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  11. ddalzell

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    Updates Keep coming
    Due to this weather we have been having tonight I managed to get the next part of the Wagon done.
    After the holes were drilled I cut out the section out to the tarp bar to create the opening. As this was too narrow for the Plating needed I filed back towards the top of the model till it was the right size
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    once this was done I was ready to cut styrene out to make the cannel needed when I noticed that I had some C channel styrene that was the perfect size and would work for what I was trying to do.
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    it was a matter of just tiding it up but didn't take long till it was right.Have now progressed with the door channeling which I found that some smaller C channel that I had would do as well.
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    The 2 plates have been glued in and will leave the wagon to dry before moving on to the next section
    One thing that has been done since the photos where taken, the steps have seemed to loose the second step over time I have since remove this and photos will come next time
    Don't think I will have another post today but you never know
    Cheers
    Dave
     
  12. ddalzell

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    :avatar:Well I did say that I didnt think that I would have another post tonight but here it is.
    Decided that I should have finished the whole side of the wagon and let it dry in one go instead of stages.
    It took just over 1 hour to complete the side, as the process starts to get easier.
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    Pictured above with one of the other wagons showing a different plating that was added to a few wagons over there life. Also you can see the Steps that have been modified as mentioned in the previous post.
    Hopefully if all goes to plan the other side will be complete tomorrow and then on to the important stuff
    Cheers
    Dave
     
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    Wow, I admire your work ddalzel. Very brave cutting such nice wagons up. Great to see some Aussie stuff on the forum. I'm sure the results will be excellent :thumbup:

    Reidy
     
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    Reidy wrote:
    Thanks Reidy
    At the price I paid the other day for the pack of 4 it really did hurt when I cut the first holebut think that its worth it now and will be a unique wagon when done.
    Dave
     
  15. Gary

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    Moving along nicely Dave. Looking forward to the next installment. :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  16. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    ddalzell wrote:
    David the wagon is looking great, the mods are going to be well worth it and it will be unique not just a plonked on the layout model :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs: following this with interest.
     
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    Another Day another Undate
    Work has commenced on the other side of the wagon but thought it was time to add some Weathering to the side frames after the initial Coat of grime from the second post after looking at phpts of there bogies I decided to add a light wash of white over the bogies to give it that aged look.
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    This has given depth to the sides and also I gave it a heavier coat to the top plate of the spring while I was there.
    Onde this was done and dry, I went about painting the bearing cover blue to match this particular wagon

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    More to come once the glue dries
    Dave
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Photo's have disappeared ??:confused::confused:
     
  19. ddalzell

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    Ron wrote:
    style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"Not sure what happened Ron All photos are there when I just looked but here they are again[​IMG] style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"[​IMG] style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"
    style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"Dave
     
  20. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice weathered finish on the bogies. Captured that well used look nicely

    Yes in post 17 the photos have gone astray all ok in post 19
    May be worth editing in 17 and reposting the link code. May have missed some thing needs the BCC code if using from a outside photo hosting and can't be set to private setting on the host site.
     

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