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Rich B's workbench

Postby Rich B » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:55 am

I'm waiting for more track for Stromallee, so I thought I'd post a pic of some weatheirng work I've been doing. Just some covered hoppers, weathered as lime carrying wagons with my Rübelandbahn project in mind.

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Re: Rich B's workbench

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:39 pm

Looks good so far!

(I was actually expecting to see a picture of your workstation...)
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Re: Rich B's workbench

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:17 pm

They look really good Rich. Perhaps some closeups and tips on the methods used?
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Re: Rich B's workbench

Postby scaro » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:34 am

hmm, the link is not showing here.
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Re: Rich B's workbench

Postby Rich B » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:39 am

scaro wrote:hmm, the link is not showing here.


Is the image showing? By image link I meant the source URL for the image, which is http://i.imgur.com/9uggAaS.jpg- a code then embeds the image in the post.
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Re: Rich B's workbench

Postby Rich B » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:06 am

ConducTTor wrote:They look really good Rich. Perhaps some closeups and tips on the methods used?


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It was all a bit of trial and error. I started by giving the wagons a wash with enamel paints very thinned, a combination of bauxite and black, both matt. I also applied this neat in places, allowed it to harden a bit before going over with another wash to soften the edges. I made sure to work the washes into the nooks and crannies of the wagon.

I then left this for a day to ensure it had fully hardened. The lime runs were achieved by painting a strip of off white along the edge of the hinged roof, and then using vertical strokes to create the runs. A bit of thinners on the brush helped. I rubbed off the odd patch with a cotton bud, and then added another couple of layers in a similar manner.

They're not actually finished yet. I think some white powders would be the business, onto pretty much every topside surface. I haven't got any at the moment, or fixative The buffers are left at this point, because I handle the wagon by them while working! I wish I could get in easily to weather the chutes, they badly want some drybrushed lime.

These aren't works of art. My approach to wagons is to use simple techniques so that I can do lots of them to a consistent standard. When a whole rake is weathered, no-ones looking that closely. I'm bloody petrified of working on locos for some reason, and haven't used an airbrush in years. I need to find some cheap things to experiment on.
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Re: Rich B's workbench

Postby scaro » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:36 am

Rich B wrote:
scaro wrote:hmm, the link is not showing here.


Is the image showing? By image link I meant the source URL for the image, which is http://i.imgur.com/9uggAaS.jpg- a code then embeds the image in the post.


thank you. i'll look it up at home. could be my outdated work browser won't show it.

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Re: Rich B's workbench

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:20 am

Rich B wrote:I wish I could get in easily to weather the chutes, they badly want some drybrushed lime.


That's exactly what I was thinking! Otherwise I think they look very authentic.
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Re: Rich B's workbench

Postby CSD » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:13 pm

Looks good, Mr. B. You mentioned the use of fixative. With weathering chalks I used seal it on with Testors dullcote (and will until I run out), but they are not shipping it to Canada anymore. What are you using?
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Re: Rich B's workbench

Postby Rich B » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:01 pm

I'll use MIG pigment fixer. I wish we could get Dullcote in the UK!
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