7mm Pencarrow - Cornish BR(S)

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Pencarrow, 1 March 2016.

  1. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    A little bit of tidying up and then into primer...


    And then masked up. For one using something for its intended purpose!


    The roofs, woodwork and brickwork have all been covered as I don't want the effect of the next process on them.
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  2. Threadmark: Wharf painting

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Next process is to apply a stoneyish base coat using my four favourite colours.


    Randomly picking colours and doing a quick most of each for several repetitions. Tricky bit is trying to get roughly the same end colour on similar buildings.


    I try to remember roughly how many passes of each I use. The cans are held a good 12-18" away and moved quickly. Some if the paint dries before hitting the model giving a gritty texture. Hence why other materials were masked.




    I'm not overly bothered by the result at this stage as it's only the base for the later work to follow.
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  3. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Here we have the 2 buildings on the layout with their roofs. Starting to look the part.



    Painting these up will be fun!
  4. gwrrob

    gwrrob Active Member

    What make are the aerosols please chap.
  5. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Hit on them by chance in hobbycraft a year or two back as they were on special offer.


    The colours I bought were:
    1260 Mushroom
    7060 Gravel
    8000 Elm
    8300 Sand

    The nozels are as good as Halfords. Each contains a good quantity of paint and the nozels clean up easily.
    Last edited: 5 March 2019
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  6. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    This is the finished effect that I've got to try and match:



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  7. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Faulty workbench...

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  8. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    You keep your plastic in the open. Mine goes yellow and brittle in a week or so.
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  9. gwrrob

    gwrrob Active Member

    Better than working on the kitchen table chap.:(
  10. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    It's normally stashed away in the dark but those bits were the ones being used. Various thicknesses between 5 and 60 thou. Must put it away now for a bit.
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  11. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    The whole ply top lifts off when I need to use the desk for work. Decided to have a clear up before starting the painting.
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  12. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    So the next step...

    I've started using this stuff in the last few years. Water soluble and can be reactivated once dry with a drop of water.

    The good thing about that us that mistakes are easy to correct and merging colours is straightforward. The bad thing is that you can easily overwrite something you are happy with and that fingers will lift the paint. More on this later.

    I use the above colours and make dilute washes of colours and add to random stones. The washes are mixed in a palette.


    I keep randomly mixing and applying colour until I'm happy with it. This is where I'm up to:




    Not easy to photograph!

    If I were to an a mortar wash now all the stonework colour would be erased. To prevent that you have to apply a coat of varnish. I've got this (again a Hobbycraft sale item) with apparently will protect the colours from fading too...


    It does subtly alter the colours / shade though.
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  13. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    First layer of paint on the brickwork and woodwork.


    The green is much less vivid in real life!
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  14. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Spot on.
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  15. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    It's been a while since I've done a bit of painting and I forgot something. The varnish isn't colour neutral and darkens colours. The stonework therefore looked not as intended after spraying - miles too dark.

    So it was a redo.

    First a cream coloured wash over everything. Then redoing the stone colours, lighter and more contrast.

    Getting there (again)...


    Further work to do on the above but in the meantime the colour starts to go on another wall.


    And the other fascia...


    Colours are overbright at the moment and will be knocked back by a grey colour wash.
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  16. Bob 81C

    Bob 81C Active Member

    Nice stone work Chris it loooks so much better with a bit of colour on it. :thumbs:
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  17. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Trying to decide if painting the stonework is more or less tedious than making the stonework...
  18. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Those are very warm tones for what is essentially a granite area. Hopefully the grey wash will reduce the Cotswold look.
  19. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Yes, I've found that you have to overdo the colouring to start with and then knock it back with a grey overwash.
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  20. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    The rendering looks fantastic, butI'm not sure about the varying tones in what looks like concrete blocks below, even after a grey wash.