Bleat Wharf

Discussion in 'Entries' started by NHY 581, 21 August 2018.

  1. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Evening Tony.

    The wooden hut is the Bachmann Shillingstone parcels office. I've repainted the green woodwork with Humbrol enamel green (80). I've then used powders to weather the rest. Using Humbrol weathering powders,'Sand' has been applied to individual planks. I've then used 'Dark earth' to provide a bit of shading and also to tone down the white windows and the Green paintwork. The roof has had a light dusting of 'Smoke' and 'Dark earth'.
    I've then sprayed the building with matt acrylic varnish to seal the powders.

    Once dry, some of the weathering has been removed from the individual planks and slates using a fibre brush. Varying the pressure varies the lightness of the colour of the planks/slates.

    Hope this helps.

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  2. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Smashing stuff, as always, Rob.

    I’m quite fond of the resin model buildings but your finish elevates it to another level.

    Btw, your Pannier also catches my eye. Very realistic. Did you also employ powders here as well?

    Hope you don’t mind my asking.


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  3. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Evening Jonters.

    Thank you for your kind words. The resin buildings are a very good starting point with not much required to add a personal touch.

    The Pannier is as per Bachmann and is as weathered by the factory.
    However, I have a plan. A few bits to add then it will also see a bit of powder.

    I shall detail the upgrade on here.

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  4. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Evening Rob.

    Many thanks.

    Bachman indeed make exemplary models, both on and off the track.

    Kind of you to offer some enlightenment; I’ll look forward to it.


  5. 76043

    76043 Western Thunderer

    Thank you Rob for the information.
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  6. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Morning all.

    A spot of early morning shunting at Bleat Wharf... 20200111_092918-01.jpeg 20200111_092944-02.jpeg 20200111_092558-01.jpeg
  7. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

  8. 3 LINK

    3 LINK Western Thunderer

    Morning Rob,

    A quick question if I may, how do you apply the Humbrol weathering powders? I ask because I have seen a YouTube clip of them being used by diluting them with water. I have always thought you basically dabbed some on dry and just spread it around a bit and then sealed with varnish.

  9. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Hi Martyn.

    I apply the powders dry. I have yet to dilute them.

    I use make up brushes ( I have a selection) rather than paint brushes and blend them in.

    Once happy with finish, I seal them with the lightest of light sprays of matt acrylic varnish.

  10. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

  11. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    That asks more questions than it answers.
    Is it wearing a Santa hat?
    How did it get the straight line shading across its nose & upper lip?
    Has it been sniffing things?
    And other questions...?

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  12. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Pannier...... 20200112_234351-01.jpeg
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  13. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    IMHO that looks spot on, Rob.

    The various warm tones are a delight.

    Puts me in mind of those doing the rounds in the final years of steam at Paddington, in the video I posted recently

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  14. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Morning all.

    The updates for Bleat have been a little infrequent.

    Aside from further detailing, it's pretty much done and is permanently set up at home. That means it is available to be played with, whenever.

    Bleat is a S&DJR based layout, ostensibly in the Highbridge area.

    However, it can and does see days when I operate it in Southern mode, services run using a variety of small tank engines. One such visitor is a Hattons P class.

    I thought I would give it a run and noted a judder when moving backwards or forwards at slow speed. I didn't recall this when it first arrived at Sheep Towers so decided to investigate. The fault was quickly traced to the motor seemingly having come loose from its clip on the chassis. Reseated, performance returned to its original smooth self.

    One for a future visit to the weathering bench but for now happy to enjoy as is.

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  15. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    Pleased to see you having a permanent set-up to enjoy now Rob, I'll be looking forward to seeing how you weather this little chap.

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  16. Mick Bonwick

    Mick Bonwick Active Member

    Southern AND weathered. I like that!
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