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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1065 on: May 22, 2020, 09:47:48 AM »
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I think it looks fairly sun worn as is. If anything maybe an oil based fade wash, I can just easily see dry brushing coming out too exaggerated on what looks like a fairly lightly colored trestle.
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1066 on: May 22, 2020, 09:48:56 AM »
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Carolina Sandhills country means hot summer sun.  Fade some wood sir.
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1067 on: May 22, 2020, 10:47:06 AM »
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Carolina Sandhills country means hot summer sun.  Fade some wood sir.

Having grown up there, what he said!
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1068 on: May 22, 2020, 10:55:42 AM »
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Yup, that's what I thought, too.  Thanks for the input, fellas!

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1069 on: May 22, 2020, 11:44:43 AM »
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Yup, that's what I thought, too.  Thanks for the input, fellas!

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If you want it to look sunbleached but not too white, I recommend my old standby:



Any time I want wood to look a little dry and sunbleached, I drybrush with this.
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1070 on: May 22, 2020, 11:54:22 AM »
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If you want it to look sunbleached but not too white, I recommend my old standby:



Any time I want wood to look a little dry and sunbleached, I drybrush with this.

Ooh!  Thanks for the heads-up on that.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1071 on: May 22, 2020, 08:00:45 PM »
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I was impatient, so instead of shopping for the “barnwood” craft paint recommended by Dave Vollmer, I went at the trestle by drybrushing white Tru-Color paint I already had.

Before:


After:



Hopefully, you can see the difference.  It’s obvious in person.  I also really like how the steel girders turned out.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1072 on: May 22, 2020, 08:13:42 PM »
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Temporarily reinstalled.  We’re getting there!



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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1073 on: May 22, 2020, 08:25:33 PM »
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Looks good to me. I always use a craft store paint called "mudstone". Everything I've weathered gets some of it.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1074 on: May 22, 2020, 08:57:00 PM »
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Looks good to me. I always use a craft store paint called "mudstone". Everything I've weathered gets some of it.

Thanks, Chris.  I’ve seen your trestles, so your compliment means a lot to me.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1075 on: May 22, 2020, 09:07:41 PM »
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That looks perfect to me. A gray wood would definitely get whiter and whiter over time with the sunbleaching. There are a few spots that look almost too white on the workbench but placed on the layout surrounded by the scenery it looks right.
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1076 on: May 22, 2020, 09:12:12 PM »
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That looks perfect to me. A gray wood would definitely get whiter and whiter over time with the sunbleaching. There are a few spots that look almost too white on the workbench but placed on the layout surrounded by the scenery it looks right.

Thanks, Sawyer!  I always value your opinion as a native of the area.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1077 on: May 22, 2020, 10:49:23 PM »
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I was impatient, so instead of shopping for the “barnwood” craft paint recommended by Dave Vollmer, I went at the trestle by drybrushing white Tru-Color paint I already had.

Hopefully, you can see the difference.  It’s obvious in person.  I also really like how the steel girders turned out.

DFF

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That looks pretty darn good Sir.   
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1078 on: May 22, 2020, 10:58:19 PM »
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Looks good to me. I always use a craft store paint called "mudstone". Everything I've weathered gets some of it.


That's part of my go to concrete foundation color.
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1079 on: May 23, 2020, 04:52:06 PM »
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A few weeks ago, I ordered a handful of HO scale vehicles to start populating the streets on my layout.  Most of the vehicles that I bought are highly detailed and not too ridiculously priced, considering the quality.  One exception was a Trident Miniatures Chevrolet truck, which I got because I’m having trouble finding vehicles for my mid-1980s era that are not hot rods or luxury imports.  I model North Carolina, so I need mostly ordinary domestic models.

Anyhow, this Chevy truck was advertised as blue and showed chrome parts in the online photo.  I figured it would make a good background vehicle, until I received this unpainted, raw plastic truck with no chrome.  I was able to disassemble it without causing damage, and you can see what a turd this model is:



So, I grabbed a can of Dupli-Color plastic adhesion primer and some spray bombs of paint.  I tried to use model paint that reasonably matched the color chips from 1980s Chevy/GMC trucks.  I quickly discovered that my old cans of red and yellow were bad.  Then, my first attempt with orange led to a trip into a 91% isopropyl alcohol bath, because it wouldn’t cover and had to go on way too thick.  Regrouping my efforts, I found a can of Model Master Bright White that had never been used and sprayed okay.  I also used Testors Silver Metallic for the chrome parts.  The result:



Much better, but still a background model when other cars from Brekina, Oxford Diecast, and others look like this:



At least it turned out that I didn’t waste $12.00 on that crap, after investing a few hours of labor and some paint. :)

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