Video Archive         Recent Topics      
YMR logo

You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > Getting You Started. > Weathering > Second attempt To bottom of page
                 

 Moderated by: Spurno  
AuthorPost
Steamup56
Full Member
 

Joined: Wed Oct 17th, 2018
Location: Gateshead, United Kingdom
Posts: 36
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

This is a second go at weathering the first at trying to photograph the process not sure which is harder.
As I am unsure as to the number of photos I can load up I will show these as a number of post replies hope that is OK.
The first stage is to paint some planks in different shades of the base colour in this case its a 009 wagon. This can look very garish but one must not be put off this will tone down. The inside is painted shades of dark grey in the direction of the planks. The corner metal straps are also painted in shades of dark rust.

Steamup56
Full Member
 

Joined: Wed Oct 17th, 2018
Location: Gateshead, United Kingdom
Posts: 36
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

The second step is to paint a dark wash over the whole wagon. I use water based acrylic paint for this well watered down.When it is almost dry I wipe off using vertical strokes and a cotton bud. It is usually necessary to repeat this process until the desired result is achieved.

Steamup56
Full Member
 

Joined: Wed Oct 17th, 2018
Location: Gateshead, United Kingdom
Posts: 36
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Some of the rust is masked off on the corner straps and painted over mat black

The planking colours should now be blending together.


Steamup56
Full Member
 

Joined: Wed Oct 17th, 2018
Location: Gateshead, United Kingdom
Posts: 36
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

To finish the job I use some weathering powders to further blend the planking with the masking removed a little rust powder is also added to the strapping and hinges.


Briperran
Full Member


Joined: Thu Oct 4th, 2018
Location: Perranporth, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 495
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

To me thats very impressive what you have done there especially as its an 009 wagon which is quite small to work on.

Are you using something to consolidate the weathering powders or just letting them stay on as long as they cling?


Brian

Steamup56
Full Member
 

Joined: Wed Oct 17th, 2018
Location: Gateshead, United Kingdom
Posts: 36
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Thanks Brian I have airbrushed a mat varnish over the powder finish.

BCDR
Moderator


Joined: Sat Oct 19th, 2013
Location: Reston, Virginia USA
Posts: 3140
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi Mark,
Very nice. One thing to keep in mind with acrylic paints is that diluting with water dilutes the acrylic as well as the pigment.

Nigel

Petermac
Moderator


Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Nr Bergerac, France
Posts: 16824
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

I think you've done an excellent job.  I particularly like the rust on the corner frames.


thespanishdriver
Full Member


Joined: Tue Jun 13th, 2017
Location: Cocentaina, Spain
Posts: 122
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Very impressive Mark. The planking on the floor as well as the outside has come out very well and the rust effect is very subtle. I think your pictures will give us all a bit of inspiration to have a go.
I certainly want to get rid of the new wagon look.

Headmaster
Full Member


Joined: Sun Jun 2nd, 2013
Location: Faversham, United Kingdom
Posts: 796
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

A very helpful guide - thank you.  Looks great too!

Michael


                 

Recent Topics Back to top of page

Powered by UltraBB 1.15 Copyright © 2007-2011 by Jim Hale and Data 1 Systems. Page design copyright © 2008-2013 Martin Wynne. Photo gallery copyright © 2009 David Williams.