Dirty girls 22, and 25...

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  1. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    I knew I would get your attention with that heading... :avatar:

    Here are a few pics of my weathered Class 22 and Class 25... I used my tried and tested method of applying a coat of clear matt to the body, followed by powders, then a light spray of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) from the airbrush, more powders, more IPA and so on...

    Dapol Class 22 - 6316

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    Bachmann Class 25 - 7502

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    Cheers, Gary.
     
  2. 60019Bittern

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    Excellent work Gary. I'm off to see a nice clean one today at the South Devon Railway so will pop some pics up later.
     
  3. paul_l

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    I'm sorry Gary, but until you give them a wash, they shouldn't be allowed any where near your layout. Just send them up here and I'll look after them untill you work out how to remove all that nasty grime and crud.

    Very nice work there tho'

    Paul
     
  4. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Gary,

    They look very convincing. Did you work off reference photos.

    Toto
     
  5. Gary

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    Thanks guys.

    Toto, I had searched the web for various pics of each loco. In a matter of fact, I now search for decent pics of any model I intend to weather. Saves guessing what muck should be where !

    Again, I have used Paul Bartlett's photos which are available at : paulbartlett.zenfolio.com

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  6. Toto

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    I always think they look better grubbed up. Pristine just doesn't cut the mustard.

    Wish I could have been at your show. I'd love to see the layout and stock in the flesh.

    One day......

    Cheers

    Toto:thumbs:
     
  7. Kimbo

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    Once again Gary nice work, and to save all that postage money sending them to Paul just send them down the road to me:avatar:
     
  8. paul_l

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    Kimbo that would be a waste, as all your OO stuf is buried in boxes, that and in Scotland, we have plenty of rain to help keep them clean :avatar:

    Gary, site bookmarked for future reference.

    Thanks

    Paul
     
  9. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    But Paul, they weather better in sun shine:avatar:
     
  10. SMR CHRIS

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    If you send it to Kim, Gary it will bake the grime on and it will never come off, sounds like a plan seeing as our sunshine is awol at the moment and it's gone cold .:avatar:

    Great work as usual Gary looking forward to seeing them at the exhibition.:thumbs:
     
  11. Sparky

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    That certainly looks the business Gary. You make it sound so simple, i must pluck up the courage some day. Very well done i would say.:worship:
     
  12. Gary

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    Thanks once again guys. :tophat:

    Sparky,

    I must admit that I was a little hesitant to weather my models, so I decided to practise on some of my older Hornby models. Always good to have a go using powders only, as if you don't like what you have done, just give them a wash and all is clean again. Slowly I have plucked up enough courage to make the weathering permanent.

    Take a look at one of my tutorials I have done to see how uncomplicated weathering is. Oh, always use a few photos for reference. :thumbup:

    Post with video link : http://www.platform1mrc.com/view_post.php?post_id=9282

    Post of other weathered items : http://www.platform1mrc.com/view_post.php?post_id=2092

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  13. Toto

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    Hi Gary

    I note you make reference to powders and Isyopropol but no mention of washes or paint. Am I correct ?

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  14. Gary

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    Thank is correct Toto. No paints or washes were used in the weathering of these two locos ! It is amazing what powders can do.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  15. Toto

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    It does seem to give a better result. It's a bit more of an evenly based accumulation of dirt. The whole loco gets it but its consent rated where it should be and less obvious that it's been attacked with a brush. Loads of little pockets of accumulated dirt gatherings.

    Nicely done.

    Toto.

    I have a couple of used Hornby's that I picked up of flea bay that I might just have a go with. :avatar:
     
  16. Gary

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    To get these streaks running down from the vents and windows,

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    ...I dipped a 1/2" soft flat paint brush into the IPA, then into a small amount of powder. Gently stroking down from the vent I left a trail of colour. Now, using a cotton tip dipped in IPA, I removed some of the grime I had just painted on. On the windows, I used a much smaller brush with a fine tip. Simple. ;)

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  17. Toto

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    Sure looks the part. Maybe some maskol on the windows to retain the wiper movement area.

    Top job.

    Toto.
     
  18. Toto

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    Hi a Gary,

    Special request time ....... What's the chances of a couple of shots of these two dirty stop outs on industry lane ?

    Cheers

    Toto.
     
  19. Gary

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    What are the chances of a few pics of the locos on Industry Lane, Toto asks ?? :scratchchin:

    Well...,

    Ok, a few pics for you....

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    I can say that SWMBO's camera takes better quality photos than my little box brownie... :D

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  20. Toto

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    Thanks kind Sir,

    All good images. The 1st, 2nd and last are particularly good. They fit in well with the whole theme.

    Cheers

    Toto
     

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