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Show Us your Weathering, Detailing and Scratch building!
« on: August 17, 2015, 05:39:43 PM »
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OK I am starting this thread because I just want to see your projects either in progress or completely done, this is for you guys that don't want to worry about doing a whole thread on step by step just for one locomotive or railcar or whatever.
That and I live in the Show Me State... So...
Show me!

So I'll start with my most recent Project!

Ok so I decided to detail one of my NS SD60's
Added grab irons that I bent myself, that wasn't fun, and they will not be perfect either...
Also made my own firecracker antennas and relocated the horn to the long hood.
There are now MU hoses/cable... So yeah... Enjoy!
Any blemishes will most likely be hidden after I weather this thing... I hope...  :-X











(I hope this style thread is cool with admins/mods....)
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Re: Show Us your Weathering, Detailing and Scratch building!
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 06:22:38 PM »
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(Some oldies in this batch....  ;) )












This one is  a WIP:



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Re: Show Us your Weathering, Detailing and Scratch building!
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2015, 06:52:09 PM »
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This was one of my favorites:


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Re: Show Us your Weathering, Detailing and Scratch building!
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2015, 03:35:01 AM »
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My one and only detailed & weathered loco - getting on to 5 years old now…



I'm waiting for Ed to finish his handrail project before I do any more.   :lol:

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Re: Show Us your Weathering, Detailing and Scratch building!
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2015, 09:34:43 AM »
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Can I play with the big kids?





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Re: Show Us your Weathering, Detailing and Scratch building!
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2015, 01:11:38 PM »
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Any blemishes will most likely be hidden after I weather this thing... I hope...  :-X

Just the opposite I'm afraid. The problem with using pure black is that it hides almost everything. If your model has any blemishes, weathering is going to highlight them. Notice Ednadolski's beautiful NS loco pic below. The only reason you can see all the fine detail is the weathering, and (correct me if I'm wrong here) it's possible that he lightened up the black before applying.

I use pure black to make things disappear. In illustration and painting, black is used to show a void.
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Re: Show Us your Weathering, Detailing and Scratch building!
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2015, 02:27:01 PM »
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Yep. Found that out the hard way... Shell was completely ruined after the dulcote started orange peeling...
So its in a bath... All that work for nothing...
Its like not even my first rodeo either that's the worst part...  :facepalm:
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Re: Show Us your Weathering, Detailing and Scratch building!
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2015, 03:11:37 PM »
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it's possible that he lightened up the black before applying.

Actually that's all the factory paint.  My thought was that  black & white should be easy to match with touch-up paint in the areas where I shaved off the molded-on grabirons.

The touch-ups are fairly well hidden by the weathering on BNSF 6864.  That model is actually a lot more grimy than it looks in that pic, which was taken under a very bright sun.

The BNSF 5383 and 4710 are custom painted, so not worry there about matching factory paint.

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2015, 03:56:34 PM »
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I carry the theme of engine tweaking from Ed and Gary with a few I've done over the years.

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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2015, 04:49:47 PM »
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Actually that's all the factory paint.  My thought was that  black & white should be easy to match with touch-up paint in the areas where I shaved off the molded-on grabirons.

The touch-ups are fairly well hidden by the weathering on BNSF 6864.  That model is actually a lot more grimy than it looks in that pic, which was taken under a very bright sun.

The BNSF 5383 and 4710 are custom painted, so not worry there about matching factory paint.

Ed

You definitely have the magic touch Ed.

I think if Nscaler711 simply lightened up his images, they would show better. This was done in Photoshop.

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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2015, 07:38:44 PM »
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You definitely have the magic touch Ed.

I think if Nscaler711 simply lightened up his images, they would show better. This was done in Photoshop.

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Sure, but now the image is washed out, how my photos look, is about how I see them in real life.


That and I believe editing photos takes the fun out of photography....
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2015, 08:51:53 PM »
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I feel out classed by the previous posts, but here's some that I've done:






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Re: Show Us your Weathering, Detailing and Scratch building!
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2015, 09:25:07 PM »
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Here's an earlier thread started awhile back:

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=28089.0

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Re: Show Us your Weathering, Detailing and Scratch building!
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2015, 11:42:13 PM »
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A little something I've been scratchbuilding for a while.



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Re: Show Us your Weathering, Detailing and Scratch building!
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2015, 12:12:55 AM »
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I was just at Tehachapi a little while ago and caught a train led by a CP and a CEFX almost exactly like these  8)  Wish I had written down the unit numbers!  :facepalm:  (At risk of heresy, it was a nice break from the steady stream of pumpkin and armor yellow units  :D)

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