January Micro-Trains Weathering Contest!

bremner Jan 1, 2016

  1. nscalestation

    nscalestation TrainBoard Supporter

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    continued from yesterday......

    Here is one side of the body with some graffiti decals applied and then an application of Dulcoat.
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    On this side the taggers covered the reporting mark and a new one has not been patched in yet. Notice how in the decal on the right the original blue lines are showing through but in the one on the left they are not. These decals were printed on clear decal paper and even when there are solid colors on the decal they are a little transparent. The blue lines under the decal on the left were painted over with white before the decal was applied.
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    After a light airbrushing of the walkways, trucks, underside, and ends everything was re-assembled. Even though the ends of the car are not part of the contest, I made an effort to show some wear and dirt there. Color pencil was used to add some scribbles there too. Some rust marks were dry brushed on the ladders and roof.
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    And here is the finished car. I have always liked the way the etched metal walkway cast a shadow on the roof of the car.
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  2. barlowfaudio

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    My entry...almost finished. Patched as HS 75010 with an "Ichabod" decal from Weathering Solutions.
    The doors aren't finished yet and I also plan on shooting some flicks outside for the final version.

    Craig

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  3. barlowfaudio

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    End shot with new road number stencil. My apologies for the bad photo. New camera I'm trying to figure out.

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  4. pastoolio

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    Craig, are those individual numbers on the end? That is quite the steady hand you have if so!
     
  5. barlowfaudio

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    Mike, thanks and yes those are individual numbers. I like that little detail on my cars.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2016
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  6. ClassiCut

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    Great job here guys! I have been too busy this month to get an entry made. Between my father's passing and my daughter with a broken leg I have my hands full
     
  7. Hansel

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    How did you get the dark green to look so faded?
     
  8. barlowfaudio

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    Hansel,
    On this car, I applied with a soft brush, some VERY thin and smooth wash layers of VERY diluted cheap acrylic craft paint until I got the desired fade and color tone.
    For this car, I mixed light green with a little yellow.

    I apply Testors Dullcote PRIOR to applying the craft paint, so there is some tooth to the plastic surface.
    After you get the fade you want, apply another light coat of dullcote and proceed with the rest of your weathering. Oils, chalks etc.

    Craig
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
  9. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    are you ok?
     
  10. BoxcabE50

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    Not exactly the way to begin a new year..... :(
     
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  11. Hansel

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    Thanks for the details. Very nice job on the weathering!
     
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  12. badlandnp

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    ClassicCut - Hope all settles down for you....

    Nice work everybody. I have found this little thread to be a great inspirer to get some weathering in here n there. Thanks!

    Here's a couple on in process shots....two different cars. A Ma&Pa by Kadee and a MDC NP with 905 couplers installed and some other work. PIC_0547 (1).JPG PIC_0550 (1).JPG
     
  13. bremner

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    so today, I started to weather my car...acrylic paints and a sharpie so far[​IMG]
     
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  14. bremner

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    I shot the floor with Krylon camouflage ultra flat brown and the trucks with Velspar blindfold…

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    The colors of acrylic paints used were a mix of brown and terracotta for the fade, terracotta for the patch and pavement for the roof….
     
  15. barlowfaudio

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    Here's a detail shot of my attack on the trucks on this entry. I like to paint them with a flat weathered black and then give them a wash with diluted "brown iron oxide" cheap craft paint to taste. Hit em with some chalk if wanted to highlight the dust kick up from the tracks. Wheel faces are painted with the same "brown iron oxide".

    Craig

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  16. Bendtracker1

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    Had some time over the weekend to finish up my car.
    I didn't go with any major graffiti, just the small taggings.
    The taggings were made on a HP inkjet printer
    On the first side it says "Gotcha" and the second side is one I made up in CorelDraw from one I seen years ago called "The Rat King" The reporting marks on the sides and ends were done with an Alps.
    Weathering was done with Oils and Powders.

    Golden Triangle Railroad #5173

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  17. bremner

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    Looks like a good contest...trying to get more tagging on mine
     
  18. ClassiCut

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    Looks great bend tracker!
     
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  19. BoxcabE50

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    Wow. This looks so real...
     
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  20. BoxcabE50

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    Once again we are going to have a tough decision for our votes!
     
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