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 Posted: Sat Jun 26th, 2021 09:43 am
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The new work lights I got yesterday came in handy today.

I began work on one of my two Bachmann DCC (but no sound) equipped GE 70 Tonners today.

Even with the morning sun coming in the addition of the LED lights was appreciated. It takes away all of the shadows and makes the work surface evenly lighted.

Both units will get a fade weathering job, I want to wash out the colours on both units, not turn them into rust buckets.

#20 is Red, while
#27 (above) is as you see above.

I had thought of repainting them both, but since their numbers reflect the kids birthdays, I thought that one of each colour might be a nice touch.




One thing I did try today, and that I've wanted to try for a while, is to use my Alliance Modelworks WW2 US Vehicle markings stencils to apply the loco numbers.

I'm quite pleased with the way the numbers have worked out.

They look weatherbeaten and will have further light weathering applied over the top of them to tone them down.



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 Posted: Sun Jun 27th, 2021 05:44 am
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A little more work today, light surface rust, oil and the beginning of paint chipping as well. Oils are the paint of choice today. The black oil from the exhaust, which was a common occurrence on these engines in latter life, is also oil paint, given a 3d effect by the addition of some aim black weathering powder.

Time to let everything dry for the next two days, until Wednesday my next day off, and then I'll go back to more chipping around steps and so on. Then more powders and a pin wash to highlight the recesses (brown not black I think).


Hope you enjoy. More later on.
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Another few hours work today adding the last of the oil weathering on #27.There remains some minor cleanup work to complete, thanks to the photos I know exactly where I need to do that, and then it's all down to AIM weathering powders.

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More in 9 days time when I get my next day off.
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So at the end of the weekend, with a little more work on in washes, some panel lightening, and a few rust and heat-affected rust spots, I'm feeling happy with #27. Work remains on the fuel tank, trucks and underbody, but that as Edd China would say, is for another day.Here's where we are up to:

Image 1: Driver's (Engineer's) Side

Image 2: Conductor's Side

Image 3: Oblique view showing the gentle rust and discolouring on the top of the unit. Edge highlighting was applied to all corners with a light titanium white filter, which was dry-sponged off.

Image 4: Rear cab view

Image 5: Nose view

I may once everything has dried, lighten the door (heat) rust a little with some cadmium yellow and titanium white washes. It is hard to know how things really look until everything is dry.There is some work to do on the pilots at both ends as these are too clean. One step at a time though. Haste makes for waste as the saying goes.Hope that you all had a good weekend too.



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So;
It's been a while, and I feel that I've almost finished #27. There's a little more work on the front and the rear pilot, to get some crud there thrown up from the track by freight car wheels, but mostly she's done.]
Driver's Side:]


Driver's side weathering (lit from above as if on a layout)

Driver's side showing off the entire underbody weathering

Conductor's Side:

Conductor's side lit from above as if on the layout.


Conductor's side lit from the side to show all of the underbody weathering


I know I don't post much, just too tired after work to get online and post most days. Hope that you are all well, and very thankful to be a part of this site. I'd like to thank you all for your inspiration. I feel very pleased with my first locomotive weathering job now done.


Question for you though. How do you all get rid of the dust and such on your models? I cleaned this well (I thought) until I looked at the photos and saw all of the dust and crud there.
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