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SophFin N scale example
« on: November 08, 2007, 01:15:01 PM »
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Tried out the Sophisticated Finishes kit on an n scale roof:


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Re: SophFin N scale example
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007, 01:20:06 PM »
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Looks good Tom.  Did you wipe the base coat off the raised ribbing and bracing, paint the base coat around those details, or paint the silver highlights?  It seems to scale out well as far as texture goes.

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Re: SophFin N scale example
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 05:18:07 PM »
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Looks good Tom.  Did you wipe the base coat off the raised ribbing and bracing, paint the base coat around those details, or paint the silver highlights?  It seems to scale out well as far as texture goes.

Eric

Thanks, yeah, I brushed it off with a toothpick. ;D

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Re: SophFin N scale example
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2007, 06:44:23 PM »
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Tom,

This is probably my favorite boxcar of yours yet, nice & subtle!

Its amazing how much better N scale boxcars look when you paint over the attempts of overspray (especially Athearn).

You've convinced me to give SF' a try!

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Re: SophFin N scale example
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007, 07:41:16 PM »
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Here are some more roofs for you Tom.  Lets see a model of the x-RDG CR box car.



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Re: SophFin N scale example
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2007, 02:48:23 PM »
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Still refining the process, first attempt and will post second attempt. It looked to refined, I brushed off this attempt and re-did it - trying to get a more scattered rust effect - Any pointers.
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Re: SophFin N scale example
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2007, 11:54:23 AM »
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ACF is looking better, here's the salt effect on a 50' Refer. Paintd primer rust, salted and then second color. SF treatment on the roof.





Trucks are pained rust and grimy black - Going detail and decal for a private road. Tom thanks for inspiration.
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Re: SophFin N scale example
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2007, 11:56:38 AM »
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Looks good so far Chuck.  Now, apply a wash of burnt sienna, let it dry, and then another wash of burnt umber.  The paint will catch into the rust indentations and make streaking easy.

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Re: SophFin N scale example
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2007, 11:59:07 AM »
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Gotcha, after work tonight I'll do that, can I use water based or do you prefer oil based for better streaking? - Should I come back with dabs of the green final paint to stop the "chicken pox" effect from appying too much salt. The first test I applied just a dusting of salt - There wasn't enough effect.
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Re: SophFin N scale example
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2007, 12:01:11 PM »
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Gotcha, after work tonight I'll do that, can I use water based or do you prefer oil based for better streaking?

Either.  I've been using oils recently due to the longer drying time (needed for the bigger HO surface area).

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Re: SophFin N scale example
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2007, 04:20:02 PM »
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Jeebus, gotta go find my notebook and take some more notes ...

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Re: SophFin N scale example
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2007, 04:28:30 PM »
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Gotcha, after work tonight I'll do that, can I use water based or do you prefer oil based for better streaking? - Should I come back with dabs of the green final paint to stop the "chicken pox" effect from appying too much salt. The first test I applied just a dusting of salt - There wasn't enough effect.

When I started, I would sprinkle on salt willy-nilly.  Now, I use a brush to brush it around to look more meaningful.

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Re: SophFin N scale example
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2007, 05:55:25 PM »
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Gonna do that on next project, make sure the rust follows a purpose and that's usually along the ribs and braces. Do you think I can dab some more of the final paint as a hole cover on this one do stop it from looking like a "pizza face kid"?
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Re: SophFin N scale example
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2007, 06:09:19 PM »
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Gonna do that on next project, make sure the rust follows a purpose and that's usually along the ribs and braces. Do you think I can dab some more of the final paint as a hole cover on this one do stop it from looking like a "pizza face kid"?

Sure, I've done that too.

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Re: SophFin N scale example
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2007, 06:27:23 PM »
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Chuck .. It kind of looks like it has the measles :( .. sorry ..   it looks like it needs something