Sheep blokes weathering.

Discussion in 'Gallery' started by NHY 581, 13 October 2018.

  1. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Morning all..

    I thought I would, from time to time, post some images of weathering.

    I generally use just Humbrol weathering powders, sealed with Humbrol acrylic powders when done. The only paint that is used is the Humbrol Dark Earth aerosol sprayed on the underframes of some of tge wagons and the underframes of the coaching stock.

    The locos are reliant on simply the powders and varnish.

    I also yse the same colours for building, vehicles and track. I feel that this gives a uniform look to the layout.

    First up are a selection of images of a Bachmann 3F. Pretty much stock aside from crew and coal.

    I hope you like.


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  2. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    You'll have to do a piece on your Maunsell coach too. The finish really lifts it.
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  3. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer


    The subject is a standard Hornby Maunsell brake coach.

    The sides were masked then the bogies and underframe were sprayed with Humbrol acrylic Dark earth from a rattly can. A light dusting was also given to the lower third of the ends as well..

    The roof was sprayed with matt acrylic varnish, again rattly can.

    I then played about with Humbrol weathering powders. Black was applied to battery boxes and uderframe detail with highlighting using white.

    Roof was coloured using black applied first around ventilators, rainstrips and water pipes to provide a bit of shading. Then smoke was applied over the whole roof with a bit of highlighting with white. A light dusting of dark earth also went on.

    Pretty much the same for the ends really..

    All was then sealed with a light dusting of matt acrylic varnish. Too much, it all gets too wet and you lose the colurs that you've spent so long applying......this I know....

    The masking is removed and the sides are polished using Autoglym resin polish. A little at a time using a cotton bud.

    And that is that really.....

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  4. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Warm and subtle, Rob. Nice.

    Luv too the patina of cast iron. Most effective.

    I’ve often thought of mimicking the effect with a mixture of acetone (that pear drop smelling glue that plastic modellers use) mixed with say Humbrol modelling filler, but thought it might be a little too coarse for little ol’ 4mm scale. Your method seems just right.

    Thanks for sharing and best of British for your forthcoming exhibition. Looking forward to seeing a short vid of the layout if you have the time. Just a shame I’m so far away.


  5. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    The 'rust' is simply powders and varish, Jonte.

    Iron oxide weathering powder applied first, them toned down with smoke powder. Varnished the gently burnished with a soft brush as here.......

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  6. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    And don’t forget to mention the talent.

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  7. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Evening all.

    A few more examples. This time it's brake vans and vans....


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  8. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    A rebuilt Maunsell brake coach. Light weathering and the paint work polished using resin car polish.

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  9. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Is it? Looks like an ex-LSW carriage rebuilt by Maunsell. :)

    All this 4mm RTR Southern stuff has come out 35 years too late......:oops:. I had to make do with the old Graham Farish corridor coaches based on Maunsell 8'6'' Eastern section Thanet stock. Even to the point of converting the full third to a seven compartment composite (four 1st, three 3rd) by removing a compartment and inserting extra panels to make up the 1st compartment width.
  10. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Tonight's subject is a Bachmann 16T mineral wagon.

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  11. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    I've said it elsewhere Rob, your subtle weathering gets better and better and well worth the effort to enhance your stock.

  12. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Thanks Grahame.

    The challenge is keeping things constant in that more recent projects blend in.

    Another view of Mutton.

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  13. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    20181130_102216.jpg A third mineral wagon has been added. They really are quite addictive.
  14. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Did every wagon come fitted with lights or signs?
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  15. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Nah, powders...
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  16. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

  17. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Ingenious use of weathering powders. I can see that a lot of care and attention has gone into these projects; worthy of an article IMHO.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  18. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Thanks Jonte.

    I might do an article, once I am happy with what I am doing.

    In the meantime, here are a couple of views of my M7.

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  19. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    I’ll look forward to reading it, Rob.

    You’ve really captured the look of the M7s in later life, too.

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  20. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Thanks Jonte.

    Here is a view of an ex - Midland Rly. 3F at Sheep Lane.

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