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fizzy02/03/2013 17:39:35
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Im selling raffle tickets, the winner gets to paint my 5" loco in the colour of their choice, I will even supply the paint!! Go on, its only £1.00 a go!!

Springbok02/03/2013 17:41:31
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Fizzy its not April 1st Yet !!!

Bob

Ady102/03/2013 18:16:03
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JasonB02/03/2013 18:28:46
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I'll have a ticket provided I can use my own brush

Steambuff02/03/2013 19:02:35
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If we win do we get to keep the loco as well

Dave

fizzy02/03/2013 19:09:58
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To say I HAAAAATE painting is an understatement!! Its just one effin disaster after another. When I build Speedy im going to have everything chrome plated! Then undersealed, then waxoyld and finally cover everything with anti-vandal paint!!!!! Hate it!!!

Derek Drover02/03/2013 19:55:44
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I got a roller I can use !!

fizzy04/03/2013 17:51:50
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Hi Michael....modern day car paints are all water based! Not for the faint hearted!

Stub Mandrel04/03/2013 18:22:34
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I took my wife's car to the garage for two tyres and wheel alignment yesterday.

There was a 'Hornby Magazine' placed ina consopicuous place, away from all the usual magazines, so I set down for a good read.

I think it was a test of sorts as the chap behind the counter asked "reliving some childhood dreams?" - it turned out he has a monster layout in his loft and some 120 locos! I ended up bringing said magazine home.

The point is, however, that virtually every loco in the magazine was weathered to some degree - certainly virtually every one on a layout. Many are even sold that way. Although a few looked a bit odd (white bloom on a blue-black engine - may be a poor colour balance on the picture) in general the effect was very convincing.

I was brought up on 'weathered' plastic kits. I suppose that if you have spent years and years on your masterpiece yopu want it to "glow like Bongo", but I feel like Fizzy about painting, and wonder if a good weathered finish isn't just as valid as "Royal Train Ready"?

Neil

fizzy04/03/2013 18:53:32
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thats the look im after...weathered!!

Stub Mandrel04/03/2013 21:14:11
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Google "weathered locomotives" - it seems to be a cottage industry!

Neil

fizzy05/03/2013 17:57:38
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just had a look - they look a lot more realistic than the show items

HomeUse06/03/2013 09:52:23
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Hi fizzy - Why not go for the compleat weathered look - Spray with POWER WASHER with GRIT BLASTING ATTACHMENT (Cleans off any protective materials) - Leave to AIR DRY outside for about 2/3 weeks - The resulting finish will be realy WEATHERED

Have funangry 2

fizzy06/03/2013 18:17:15
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errrrm..it doesnt look so different as it is!

Bob Perkins06/03/2013 21:14:11
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Lee Marvin looked pretty weathered, but that was "paint your wagon" not paint your loco. Is this the sequel?

fizzy06/03/2013 23:50:34
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it might be if i ever finish the loco!

Springbok07/03/2013 05:06:50
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Hi Homeuse you mentioned grit blasting, I know Fizzy is I hope got over his ulcer

Hi fizzy - Why not go for the compleat weathered look - Spray with POWER WASHER with GRIT BLASTING ATTACHMENT (Cleans off any protective materials) - Leave to AIR DRY outside for about 2/3 weeks - The resulting finish will be realy WEATHERED

Any chance of info on this.
Bob

HomeUse07/03/2013 09:19:17
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Hi Springbok - Wet Grit/Sand blasting smile o - Used for abrasive cleaning/cutting of stone/brick/metal etc.

More details http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/sand-blasting-attachment-3 - other retailers do similar products.

If used make sure item to be cleaned is firmly fixed or it might start to fly crying 2

This is a bit tongue in cheek(y)

Regards Mike

Wolfie07/03/2013 11:30:26
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With my professional plastic modelling head on, I often weather the trucks that I build. I'm known for it as a lorry driver you don't often see a sparkly clean wagon.

http://www.nrmodeltruck.co.uk/gall/gallery.html

 

 

 

Edited By Wolfie on 09/03/2013 00:06:15

Clive Hartland07/03/2013 14:32:28
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Does'nt seem to be anything there Wolfie?

Clive

Edited By Clive Hartland on 07/03/2013 14:32:39

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