Discussion in 'transport' started by Mumbles274, Oct 11, 2009.
I'll cobble together a post with links and schtuff. Hopefully later tonight.
My little branch line has its first loco
Has Prince supplied the purple coal?
The coal is very shiny!!!
Wainwright (Ashford built) - 0-6-0 tender engine?
Spot on. C class.
Last day of service on the line
From disused stations
One on the Bluebell I think - would love to fire and drive it !
There is. If you ever do... Can i come!!?
not a typical batch from tilmanstone then...
While it pissed down this morning, i had a little loco session!!
Heavy breathing and wobbly camera work a bonus in all my vids
Ha ha, no worries. Its a long term project and we aint going anywhere
So, as promised.
Disclaimer, I'm no expert but I am a lazy modeller so have found some methods that are low effort, big return. I mainly do AFV's and the odd plane, the tanks etc are heavy weathering, the planes less so.
Get an airbrush and compressor for the base coats, use acrylics. Enamels and lacquers are stinky and hassle. However enamels are good for detail painting with brush.
Full airbrush set up here, the airbrushes are shit and you will end up replacing them but you can make a start, the compressor is what you want really.
I replaced my shite Chinese airbrush with one of these which has been really solid: Ultimate APEX Airbrush
Primer. (I use Tamiya rattle can primer, it's grand).
Base coat of the relevant colour.
Gloss coat to seal in the acrylic. Go easy, a few light coats rather than a couple of heavy ones. 4oz Aqua Gloss Klear Kote Varnish
Pin wash with oils. Really easy, get some black/dark oil paint and some odourless thinners from an art shop. Dilute the paint in a bottle with the thinners and get a round pointy brush to dab into the details. This technique is so effective and really simple. It makes all the details stand out and makes wood look like wood, important when you're working with wagons...
Video here, I didn't watch it all the way through but it seemed the least waffly. Loads more on youtube.
If you really want to weather a wagon properly do oil dot filtering, again, really easy when you get started. Seems a bit daunting but it is not hard.
Seal with a flat coat: Testors Sprays 85ml - Dullcote # 1260
Then you can do washes if you want to add dust, dirt, grime etc. Weathering
Then seal again with either flat or gloss depending on what finish you want.
There is a whole world of other stuff you can do (chipping, filters, hairspray method, metallics, the list is endless......) but these are the basics. Check out AK interactive, Mig Jimenez and 9 billion boring videos on youtube.
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
A weathered thing I did recently. Pin wash, oil dot filter and some chipping.
I need to take the masking tape off them windows.
Oh and get a graphite pencil. Makes everything look like metal! See front track fender on attached photo.
I went to get a sheet of 8x4 chipboard to sort the ceiling before realising it wont fit in the car
So i just got some paint and now I'm thinking I might be able to live with the wafty bit of ceiling?
But what if you get a leak and the rails short circuit? Thousands may die in the ensuing accidents.
Won't somebody think of the tiny plastic children?
If you know your suburban slam doors.. So probably any of you lot from London that are of the right age!?!? You'll recognise the EPB fronts taking shape
ETA no, they were flat, weren't they?
I loved those ugly, bulky old BR EMUs...
Yes, i think some were ex-Tynesides
This says only 15 2-EPB units were ex Tyneside.
Is the model a 1951 style (Southern Railway carriage profile) or 1957 style (BR standard carriage profile) unit? (more EPB stuff here)
Its the BR type. Im going to build as one of the 1954 units. Thanks for the link, always good to have more info
ah, here's what we will be starting from ...
1001 things - derelict brake par StoneRoad2013, on Ipernity
I'm envious of the cleanliness and simplicity of model kits ...
at the risk of stating the obvious, are you aware of Welcome to the Southern E-Group Web Site
That does look a lot of fun though
Yeah.. Great site. I'll often have that open and disused stations looking up bits and pieces!
I've got a few nice books too, about 3 on electric stock plus a couple of others about local routes. Really useful when making models to have lots of reference pics.. Being that I'm learning about the stuff as i go really. I've never been a real train fan but like many people/modellers the trains of my yoof have the most appeal.
My dream model location would be a full size Folkestone harbour arm to Folkestone East
I had a delivery of wheels today so I expect an SR van to be made over the weekend. Looks a simple enough kit (Ratio)
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