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HO scale Tunnel Motor
« on: May 10, 2007, 10:15:58 PM »
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I posted these to TrainBoard last month, but thought you would like to see them here.  As always, I'll take both good and bad comments. 8)

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Re: HO scale Tunnel Motor
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007, 10:56:13 PM »
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I think you will be hard pressed to get bad comments on this unit.

Great work.

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Re: HO scale Tunnel Motor
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007, 10:58:38 PM »
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I like the doors with the rubbed off dirt! Do you use an altered Preiser hand for that?

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Re: HO scale Tunnel Motor
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007, 07:07:44 AM »
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I like the doors with the rubbed off dirt! Do you use an altered Preiser hand for that?

 ;D  Nope, just a little brush with a little alcohol...

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Re: HO scale Tunnel Motor
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007, 07:20:18 AM »
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Can you explain your technique a little Tom?

Did you fade it first with an airbrush, before adding the grime etc?

Weathering my SD40T-2's is still on the to-do list. One day....
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Re: HO scale Tunnel Motor
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007, 08:22:39 AM »
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Can you explain your technique a little Tom?

Did you fade it first with an airbrush, before adding the grime etc?

Weathering my SD40T-2's is still on the to-do list. One day....

Yes, I fade with an airbrush using a tan color that I mix with reefer white and earth (or mud, or dirt - depends).  At this step, I also airbrush the trucks and tank with dirt, mud, grimy black, rust, whatever works based on a photo that I like. 

The more drastic fading on this model is a result of 70% alcohol reacting with the airbrushed fade coat.


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Re: HO scale Tunnel Motor
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007, 08:44:53 AM »
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Tom,

Consider painting air vents and inlets more of a uniform black or weathered black color.  At the very least the surface behind the grille should be black.

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Re: HO scale Tunnel Motor
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2007, 04:06:44 PM »
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that is one ragged out unit!

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Re: HO scale Tunnel Motor
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2007, 11:40:58 PM »
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Tom's eyesight must be gettin bad, I could swear thats one of those thar HOers! ;D ;D ;D
Awesome weathering  ;)
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Re: HO scale Tunnel Motor
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2007, 12:23:15 PM »
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That may be the most realistic SP-type weathering I've seen. :o

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Re: HO scale Tunnel Motor
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2007, 06:26:33 PM »
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Looks like she took a lot of trips across The Stormy.. Good job Tom..
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Re: HO scale Tunnel Motor
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2007, 08:53:47 AM »
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Nice, very nice.

The only thing I could say, would be that  you seem to be relying on the fade coat for everything, but then not coming back with enough shadow highlighting to make the models look real and not washed out.  More contrast might help.  Keep the balance between light and dark.

John Pitts for reference:


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Re: HO scale Tunnel Motor
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2007, 09:36:10 AM »
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Yes, good point Mike, I can use more black next time for sure.