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 Posted: Wed Aug 17th, 2016 11:53 pm
   
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I am continually in awe of your work.
I haven't tried typing in Dutch in many years, but if you'll allow me:
Ik ben zeer onder de indruk!
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 Posted: Sat Aug 20th, 2016 12:24 am
   
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Already weathered a couple of German boxcars in 1:32. Untill now all of these had a different year of build, slightly different design but do look almost the same. Plywood walls, aluminium or PVC roofing. Now on the bench a type Gmhs 53, what else, first year they build and delivered them hmmmmmmm let's say .'53 ? And with the Europ codes on the side it's not that old. Changed it in '61 to RIV codes I believe, correct me when I'm wrong. So let's say this one slipped through and didn't get the new codes. Customer rides between '55 and '70. Faded yeah , red-brown paint fades in 11 years time. Heavily rusted , guess no. Well maintained but never been painted again..maybe a small touch here and there but we'll see how that turns out. For now I painted the frame with 2 primers, AMMO trackrust and rust, nice dark brown, brownish colors like all the soot and dirt that goes on a boxcar frame. Added a couple of acrylic washes with a mixture of dark grey and rust thinned 50% with acrylic thinner just to darken it and enhance the details. Gave the springs a light rust wash, can't remember but I think around 5 layers. Remounted the upper body and started fading it, mixture of mat varnish, white and rust wash thinned 50% and spray painted layer over layer in random patterns. For todays last treatment I started with a grey acrylic wash and added some shadows and darkened the seams and the roof a bit. I'm a lucky guy for this one, can go as far as I want the customer says..

















Same story on my blog https://dirtystuffbymartinwelberg.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/a-german-gmhs-53-boxcar-in-scale-1/



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 Posted: Sun Aug 21st, 2016 11:53 pm
   
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It's always a bit of a struggle weathering cars. The hardest part is where to stop. In this case I wonder if I didn't go to dark on steel beams on this car. After fading with a mixture of clear matte varnish, airbrush thinner, white and rust wash I made the decision to darken all the beams and other lines on the car with a dark grey wash. Maybe I should have used a lighter tone, maybe not. Maybe I can enlighten the overall appearance with some filters or try it with some oil paints. Well I finished these base layers with an overall spray of varnish and it's ready for the accents, streaks and other funny things that appears on boxcars used for quit some time. We see how it works out.











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 Posted: Sun Oct 9th, 2016 11:59 pm
   
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Ughe ughe ughe, needs some dusting here...

Started on some additional weathering of one of the buildings on Mara Harbor. Couple of Ammo streaking grimes used. Still think I can do more and add more grain or something..Still a couple of weeks to go before the Birmingham show..







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 Posted: Mon Oct 10th, 2016 12:39 am
   
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Excellent! work.



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 Posted: Thu Oct 20th, 2016 11:12 pm
   
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Thanks Ken !!

Inbetween modelrailroadshows, production and other things still manage to work a bit on Mara Harbor. Need some things finished before I leave for Birmingham UK with the layout. So started on the roof of this build. Styrene with cartboard underneat and some .5 x.75 Evergreen strips glued on. After masking the bugger I airbrushed a first layer of tracksprimer followed by a lighter rust primer from Ammo by Mig in irregular patterns to represent a base layer of rust. Let it dry now for at least 24 hours to think about the next steps. With removing the masking tape I took some parts of the paint on the windows with it. They where my first job ever in styrene and I have some adherance issues. Hopefully they are soved now, cleaned the styrene before the paintjob with 98% alcohol.









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 Posted: Sun Oct 23rd, 2016 11:11 pm
   
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More rusting roofs. On this lazy Sunday inbetween some footbal matches and the Formula 1, pity Max didn't finish, I worked a bit on the rusted roof of one of the biggest warehouses in Mara Harbor. After the 2 tone primer coats I started with this so called mapping technique using a couple of Ammo by Mig rust tones. Dark rust, medium rust and light rust. Mapping whats that would a couple of non military modelers ask. Well it's very thin acrylic paint added in irregular abtract paterns in several colors. Finished it of with the splatter technique using a flat brush and a toothpick. After a short drying time I added some light coats of Ammo by Mig scratches effects followed by a light grey base from the same brand. I wanted some contrast between the rust and the original roof color. After a short drying time I started working on the surface with a flat brush and tap water. Let it dry now for a day before adding some coats with rusty enamel tones, dust and other dirt.













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 Posted: Mon Oct 24th, 2016 12:13 am
   
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Magnificent work Martin :bow::bow:
Fully worthy of :moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

You do "almost worn out, but not quite" extremely well,



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 Posted: Mon Oct 24th, 2016 01:09 am
   
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Excellent work as always !:moose:

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 Posted: Sun Oct 30th, 2016 12:57 am
   
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Thanks guys !!

Working a bit on greens today, testing the new flowering tufts, tufts with weeds and a couple of other things. Funny what color can do..

















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