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With the other topic locked a new one to show my weathering..

Sneak peek for an article in the Dutch magazine Railhobby..

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Kesselwagen..teaser for the Expo at Leuven Belgium



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Wow, I love the paint wear on each of these!
Great work, again!

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Outstanding work Martin. Rusted, dusted, just not quite busted.

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Thanks guys, most models aren't finishes yet but they come close..

Thanks Si for the stickyness :glad:

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Fades, chipping, washes and rust..all Ammo by Mig stuff. Not done yet..1:87 scale..





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Hi Martin

You're having us on, with that 'alleged' HO boxcar !

You've Photoshopped out all the background & track from a 1:1 photo of Baltimore !!

You can't fool me !!

:moose:

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Can paint faster than I work with photoshop ;)

Couple of quick shots of the B&O boxcar. Worked my way around with the rust washes and added dust with pigments and Ammo nature effects light dust. Pigments added with a brush, sealed with pigment fixer with an airbrush in several layers. Light dust sprayed on in a light coat with the airbrush and faded and stroked with a brush moistened in odourles thinner..Quit for a couple of days now I think.





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Si. wrote:
You're having us on, with that 'alleged' HO boxcar !

You've Photoshopped out all the background & track from a 1:1 photo of Baltimore !!

You can't fool me !!
I agree, that is some very impressive work!

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Thanx Lee !

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Hi Martin,
Others on here have already said it better than I can - Great work - suitably cruddy, but still very serviceable. Your system is too busy earning money to worry about being pretty. :2t:

I'm not sure what that tanker is hauling, but I don't think it would be a good idea smoking while standing anywhere near it :w:

Again great work & very well weathered :glad::glad::bow::bow::bow:

Question does 2 YAAY's and 3 genuflects = 5 Moosies? It should...

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Martin;

Once again you've outdone yourself with these models.

The B&O Boxcar is fantastic. The tank car... may well be the best weathered model I've ever seen.

Thank you for sharing.

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Thanks guys !!

Enjoyed a trainshow in Belgium last weekend, De 8e Grote Modelspoorexpo 2016 at Leuven was a big succes with good layouts. Enjoyed the 2 days working on some cars and showing my weathering techniques presenting the products of Ammo by Mig to these train guys. Specialy the enamel washes are quit unknown to them and most spectators where stunned by the use and how easy they are to work with. For the rest no pictures but I did receive some Belgian diesels from a forum member to weather. Planning some nice photo shoots and some articles around them. Searching for some good prototype pictures right now..

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Hi martin,
I'm looking forward to what you do with these. :2t:

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Incredible , superb Martin. Well done !.

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Marty, have a look here for the 62 series
and here for the 59 series photos

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Thanks Helmut !

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It has been a while since I posted something about progress on the Gmhs 53 boxcar. Well it's almost finished now after a lot of filters, oil shading , grime, streaks and dust.Still need some grease on the axle bearing pods and a bit of rust on the suspension but for the rest I'm pretty satisfied with the result, dirty and dusty but not rotten.







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The wagons have come up nicely Martin.

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Your weathering work is outstanding Martin.

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Thanks guys !

Sometimes I got the question asked do you work on commission after they see my work at shows. Well shure I do ! This time someone came to me at the expo at Leuven Belgium with a bright yellow boxcar for bananas. Sometimes I wonder if the manufacturers of rolling stock know anything about scale and color. Boy this car was bright, so bright yellow it almost hurt the eye. This made it a real challenge for me, tone it down a little with a couple of fades using the Ammo transparator medium for the first time. Couple of drops of white, bit yellow and a lot of transparator and thinner shaked well in a dropper bottle before spraying it on the car. After letting it dry for a day and a next coat with a satin varnish I put it away for a week to determine wat I would use on this car. Well decided to go with a wash for DAK, a bit brownish color for the pinwashes, wich let pop out the detail nicely. After that some streaking grime and a light spray of tracks primer on the undercarriage before I hit it with several pigments. Couple of rust tones to the springs and wheels set with streaking rust softened with odourless thinner, metal pigment on the buffers. Grease added to the bearing pods and puffers. Black and metal pigment combined with grease gives a nice result for the thick grease on the puffers in the real world. Pigments for dust on the undercarriage set with odourless thinner with the airbrush, manipulated with a brush and finally set with pigment fixer..









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New project on the bench, a German Gmms 60 company car, just finished chipping..







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Got a lot of questions asked lately about filters. What are they and what do they do. Well, filters are very thin paints, 10% paint and 90% dilutant and they change the overall color of the paintjob and unify the several dots and spots painted on the model. I did try to capture it in pictures. Did one side of this boxcar with 2 layers of filters, one with a blue green color and one with a light brown ochre color applied in 2 thin coats with a drying time of 24 hour inbetween.

with filters.



without..



with filters..



without..



as you can see the filters change the overall appearance of the car and blend all the painted chips more together and soften its look. Choose for a second filter to gave it a more overall dusty apperance..

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So another project nearly finished, the German tankcar in 0 scale..still had to do the other side. Added several rust tones, streaks and so on. Bit of metal pigment on the handrails but I think I used to much..think I use a pencil next time..







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I think someone should have a tetanus shot before even touching one of these, the weathering is THAT good.
Martin, I am in awe of your skills every time you post something here. Few people can weather a car and have it look this authentic!

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Thanks Lee !

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Well, think I'm done. Just a few minor things on the puffers..added dust, splatter and so on. Pigments and enamel splatter stuff from Ammo used..think it's a lovely couple but the yellow one needs a bit of dust to..















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Boring Xmass days are nice to model [:D] More work done on the green Persil boxcar. Bit of rust on the chipping. Not on the walls, they are plywood but just on the metal frame..Please don't comment on the huge couplers, they are still on because the come in very handy turning the car without touching the fresh paint. Next job will be the roof, sheetmetal. Guess I chip it lightly and add more dust and grime on it. As the sliding panels are aluminium I added some light chips to the to..finaly some dust and this one will be done..













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Hi Martin,That is some of the best "weathered" weathering that I've seen anywhere for a railroad that is "too busy to shop and fix it" :moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:
Your wagons always look safe to run, but they just look a bit battered around the edges :2t:
There is a big difference between "used but serviceable" and "being a pile of rust if the rivet drop hands". You have captured the "used but serviceable" look superbly. 

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Thanks John !

Suffering a bad attack of the flue, feels like I'm hit by a truck. Still can't do nothing, guess it's not in my genes. More work on the Persil boxcar. Saw this video by Mig Jimenez using enamels over chipping medium on a zaku. Thought it could be used on a boxcar roof as wel. So I sprayed several layers of scratches medium on the roof followed by streaking grime for interiors because the greyish brown color suited the roof of a boxcar a bit more. After a short drying time I started chipping with plain tapwater..well I always use demineralised. Also added a bit of african dust to the lower parts streaked with odourless thinner, followed by a light mist of the same streaking grime for interiors..









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Martin your modeling and weathering skills are incredible. I am sure your work gives other modelers inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

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Thanks Alan !!

Working on a really tiny car in H0 scale for a Belgian friend of mine. After all the scale 1 and 0 stuff I almost forgot how tiny 1:87 could be..Mostly used Ammo by Mig Jiminez enamel product..







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It may be tiny, but you did a great job on that boxcar, too!

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Thanks Lee !
There are a couple of projects I currently work on. A BNSF GP9 according to a prototype as well as a dutch railcar called DE 1. All project are photographed in step by steps for future articles.



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Hi Martin.

Did you finish the weathering? It looks like both models can use a bit more on the underframes.
I see that the color of the SD-9 model is a bit different than on the prototype, both the black and the green.

B.t.w. the hole model is in details a bit different then the prototype photo you showed.

Alwin

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Nice work on the SD9! I've seen some of them recently working along the Seattle sub of the BNSF (even out on mainline runs), maybe I've seen the real 6127...

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I love the prototype, discusting dirty...
More teaser shots of the forthcoming article I'm writing, guess it wil be published in the dutch modelrailmagazine Railhobby.



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Really nicely done Martin.

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Martin;This is more an operational question than a modelling one, but, does the actual operator have or use a carriage washer?

I know that here in Australia passenger stock is treated to a wash regularly to ensure that the customer's experience is the best it can be.

Just wondering...

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You're right Andrew, they do use a carriage washer once a week. But with the Dutch climate a lot look dirty by the end of this week..

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It's funny how climate plays such a huge role in the weathering of trains. Here in Australia we have dust, and lots of different colours of it that affect the locomotives and rail cars.

A85, T402 and what I think is G524 on the broad gauge - Image courtesy of Marcus Wong via Wikimedia


Image Courtesy of Adrian Nicolls Flickr Site

I posted this image on my blog  while back and could not believe that in England that locos could get this dirty. In fact I would have laughed if someone had modelled a loco in this condition - until I saw the photo.
You can read the Whole Post Here for more information. Thanks for sharing.

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Andrew, you shouldn't tempt Martin like that.. 

He might really go to town on some poor unsuspecting piece of rolling stock :bg:

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Tempting indeed....

Final shots of the Dutch diesel railcar DE1 in red. Dirty after a week full service but not rusty and rotten.







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It has been a while since I worked on the USATC tanker, well I think I declare this little H0 scale car for finished, hopefully Big Mike likes it !!











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nicely done

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Crazy weathering skills!

Well done!

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Thanks guys !

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Been checking out the Ammo oilbrushers lately, working on one side of a Dutch NS 2400 diesel. Enhanced the contrast between te panels, also faded the paint in the same step. I like this medium a lot. Although not new, they are regular oil paints makes the packaging the work very clean and speeds up the workflow..





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REALLY good work, as always!

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Thanks Lee !!!

Well for me this NME getreidewagen Tagnpps is ready, hopefully this one isn't done to much. As part of a price you can win I hope the new owner will be happy with it..





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Very nice weathering.......Peter:apl::apl:

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Thanks!! The second car for the OntraXS! lottery together with Bentink Modelspoor and Hobbytime who donated the cars..a dutch railroad NS LACS...













Hope the new owner is happy with it.

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Still working on the BNSF 6127, Start with a crappy iPhone picture on the Macbook, other shots are done with my normal equipment. Still a work in progress, I do like oil paints but the drying time, duh that takes a while...mostly these oil brushers used with some additional colors out of the tube. Airbrushed acrylics on the lower body and trucks..





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Ah a BNSF SD, I see them often where I live. I've probably seen this specific locomotive before in person.
Great work as always, why this locomotive, though?

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Great wheatering Martin. That BNSF loco is great.

The car trailer looks also very realistic.

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Thanks ! Why this loco, well a friend of mine rides BNSF on his layout, had the number and there are great pictures of the machine on the net..

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What do you do on normal lazy Sunday, well I model a bit normal but not today. A real life spray job had to be finished. After 17.00 there was a bit of time left and I worked on a Belgian NMBS diesel reeks 55 for an article in a Belgian magazine. Still a work in progress. In the time in-between I tried to make a cardboard structure look like a concrete building. Laid my hands on some old Mig Production washes and had to try them..







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Hi Martin,
Could you step us through the concrete treatment you used on the cardboard please. It is a far better concrete finish than I have been able to pull off. 

This was as good as I could get with a baby powder over wet paint method on styrene 

The other walls were nowhere near as good, the photo was lifted from one of my posts at  http://freerails.com/view_post.php?post_id=88547
Thanks in advance, when you can get around to it please?

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Explain it soon John, there's a new build on the way..

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Hi Martin,
I'm looking forward to it when it arrives  :bg: - No hurry ;)

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Two 1:87 machines on the bench, the Dutch diesel is mainly weathered with Ammo oil brushers, the large PRR T1 steam engine has only Ammo acrylics. Earth on the lower frame and washable dust on the upper parts. Still works in progress.



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Oh Dear- they need sending to the wash rack  :bow::bow::bow:

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They both looks great. Makes me wonder if the PRR ever let a T1 get that dirty except on the scrap line, though...

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Wondered that too, but in old footages on outube there are some pretty dirty ones..

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Fooling around with a couple of pigments, fuel stains and rust washes, all Ammo by Mig products.











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Because the owner's gonna pick up his T1 this saturday I had a few things to finish. This machine has an incredible amount of details with I found should be brought forward. So I pinnated them all with a mixture of rain marks and African dust, Added more layers to the undercarriage and wheels, thin layers of flat black and old rust, a dark sludge wash, pinkish with the dust mix, black and brown pigments and a thin layer of acrylic earth. Around the smokestack and upper body the same mix of flat black and old rust followed by black pigment. All materials used from the Ammo box..
  
  
  
 

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Hi Martin,
From what I've heard about Pennsy from afar, they'd almost be ashamed to admit ownership of this one - unless it was parked in the scrapper's row.,

A nice job. Done and "very dusted" :bg:

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Martin,
I am always amazed at your results. Again, great work.

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About the PRR, saw some decent footages were they are this dusty..
The question I asked if I could do some light car weathering with 2 colors of paint. Think thats possible. Only used W&N raw umber and burned umber oil paints in very light layers.
The Rio Grande is my test piece.







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Martin,
Have you ever done any magazine articles on your work?

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Yes, for a Dutch magazine Lee. Working right now on several articles for weathering magazines and some railroad mags to. Still fooling around with just 2 colors oil paint, speckle, blend and streak...pure fun !!




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