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 Posted: Sat Feb 1st, 2014 07:29 am
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In short - yes . You'll have to do it carefully, with small pieces, because of the physical size - but the properties of paint and plastic should be fundamentally the same as the Fowler.
You'll notice the difference. Do the roof also.....



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 Posted: Sat Feb 1st, 2014 07:33 am
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Incidentally, Herb, on the Ivatt, I did actually catch quite a few rivets, and all I did was just touch them in individually with a teeny spot of paint on a very fine brush, and it makes for an invisible fix, as the raised rivet shows differently in light anyway.



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Great look Giles. In the past it seems like we have all seen the extremes, not enough wear and tear to ready for the scrap heap. Looking at some books you can see some roads , even little ones, that took a lot of pride in the fact that they did not allow them equipment to look as if it was ready for scrap. The effects you have got are right up that alley. The same goes for some structures. Some of the weathering looks as if the buildings could hardly stand with the amount of wood grain and rust. Peeling paint is one thing and total rot is another. :moose:
 
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 Posted: Fri Nov 7th, 2014 12:48 pm
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Sorry to come late to this party...

But this is great stuff. I think that models weather to decrepitude are pretty impressive.

However, when building a layout contemporary to a specific period one needs to take into account that the equipment is going to be used and maintained.

I really like the results you are getting using this method. I am gonna try it!

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Giles, really good work. I weathered these two diecast vehicles with no rust represented, only wear and mud. The black one especially was fun to do...



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 Posted: Wed Feb 18th, 2015 10:56 am
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The latest loco I've completed
It's mostly a Mercian kit, with scratch-built boiler unit in 7mm scale (1:43). Aerosol paint job, cut back and polished before weathering.

Four of these Garratts were built for use in the UK industrial railways - this model represents a fifth.



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 Posted: Wed Feb 18th, 2015 11:28 am
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Wow!

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Super!

I like Garratts, both from an engineering and from an aesthetic standpoint--your loco is a perfect presentation. Just the right amount of road dirt etc.

Garratts are what American railroads should have based their locomotive developments on, instead of Mallets IMHO.

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Wow, great work! Hard to tell it's a model!



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 Posted: Fri Feb 20th, 2015 04:30 pm
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What the others say above, just great! More photo's please.

Alwin.

Btw, your layouts shown in the youtube video's are great too!

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