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 Posted: Tue Apr 19th, 2011 05:24 am
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Take a look at this picture taken at a Cuban wharf in 1904. There are hardly two wood pieces the same size!.
http://www.shorpy.com/node/10326?size=_original


Since the subject matter changed- to one that needs much more discussion IMO-I moved it to scratch building and kitbashing--which is were most weathering occurs.


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Looks more like the aftermath in Japan!!


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Great shot. What a mess. Went into the Shorpy site and there is some even greater stuff there.

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Love those pictures. Detail is GREAT.



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You can spend hours at Shorpy!


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What I like most about the site is that it shows you how things were THEN. I personally find most (if not all) layouts set into that era grossly over weathered. If you are modeling, say, 1920's, everything built on that year was NEW and everything else was maintained. But you see any layout set in 1920 trains are rolling wrecks, structures are falling apart and cars are junkyard rejects. While craftsmanship is superb, I find it hardly realistic.



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 Got to agree with you on that one. I myself fell into that trap. I originally liked the weathering and still do but now I look at it differently. I do have things that look as if no one cared what they looked liked and never cleaned anything up. I see great things done and then you look closer and you see weathered wood inside buildings, in use, with wood grain that looks like scenes  from the Canyonlands. Just my opinion and you know what they say about opinions and toilet paper.

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PIPOPAK.

I have to agree also.  I am sometimes struck by the success of heavily weathered / rundown models in competitions, whilst the well cared for look in models is mostly overlooked as winners.



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I don't really worry about weathering, Mother Nature does that for me quite well. As for junky & funky in the 20's, I agree, things were relatively new then. That's why I have "pushed" my layout into 1950 or so..due to my love for that 49 Merc (don't have that but do have a 49 Ford) and I was given a nice model of a 1950 MGTD and being an MG nut, I had to put it on the layout also. Now, when I find a nice 56 Chebby...

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Got to agree with pipopak, Clif and Rod.

Too much weathering is overdone, IMO.

Besides, the twenties were a time when equipment was taken care of, more than it is today.

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