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mopaustin

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My Feeble Attempts at Weathering
« on: April 18, 2006, 07:57:59 AM »
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I just wanted to introduce myself on these forums by first posting some of my feeble weathering attempts. Please feel free to offer constructive critiscism. Only Polly Scale and Artist's Acyrlics were used on these N-scale models.

Life-Like FA1 MP 325:



Life-Like FB1 MP 325-B:



Intermountain FT A-B Set MP 507:



Life-Like SW1200 MP 9181:



Micro-Trains 33' Steel Caboose T&P 13075:



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Re: My Feeble Attempts at Weathering
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2006, 08:55:22 AM »
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Looks pretty damn nice to me for your first attempts. I wouldn't worry too much about that MT caboose. That thing will look hideous no matter what anybody does to it!  ;D ;)
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Re: My Feeble Attempts at Weathering
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2006, 09:00:17 AM »
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Nice Work, but the weathering really points out that the caboose lacks glazing in the windows! Understand Micro-Trains now sells glazing for these, but you could also use MicroScale's KristalKleer.

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Re: My Feeble Attempts at Weathering
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2006, 09:05:17 AM »
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Maybe paint the inside of the caboose a dark color as well. It seems to glow.

Nothing wrong with the rest, a little bit of dirt does a shell good.

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Re: My Feeble Attempts at Weathering
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006, 10:13:05 AM »
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Maybe try drybrushing a colour that is close to, but lighter than, the base colour of your SW?  Also try some flat black on the truck sideframes and fuel tank (still need a couple of these!).  Maybe a little rust as well?

Otherwise, good job for a first attempt.  My first attempt came out looking like it had been painted in dessert cammo.
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Re: My Feeble Attempts at Weathering
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2006, 12:17:37 AM »
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Excellent work !! I like all the Diesels.  :)
Subtle and not too overt.
(I like to see rusty couplers though. )
Now the caboose, that has a certain "It Factor". :-X
Can't quite put my finger on it,  :o
but man that thing is ugly!! (sorry really but it does need something)
Paint the inside and add window glass as others have suggested.
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Re: My Feeble Attempts at Weathering
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2006, 01:34:30 AM »
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nothing feeble about your work. it looks good! you will only get better as you keep up with it.

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Re: My Feeble Attempts at Weathering
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2006, 09:49:43 AM »
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HMmmm, about a week late realy, You could`ve entered that Caboose in
the Monthly Weathering Comp, that would certainly given "Mr McKluke"
something to worry about!!!. ;-}
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Re: My Feeble Attempts at Weathering
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2006, 11:04:22 AM »
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Dont be so hard on yourself ;) I really like the FA`s.
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