Sheep blokes weathering.

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

  1. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Western Thunderer

    Brilliant that Rob they look spot on splendid stuff.
  2. Keith Phillips

    Keith Phillips Western Thunderer

    I'll not bleat about the bush, they look great :thumbs::D.


  3. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    Ewe don't 'arf ram it 'ome, matey!

    Nice work, mi 'andsome!
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  4. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer


    An unusual view of Sheep Dip this evening.

    This perhaps shows how things can be blended together by keeping to the same basic palette when weathering.

    Same colours used for stock, track and buildings.

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  5. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    Presumably Norman must have been in a hot air balloon, drifting slowly and low over the yard, as drones hadn't been invented yet and I don't recall a footbridge in that location?
  6. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

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  7. paulc

    paulc Western Thunderer

    A Sopwith camel perhaps ?
    Cheers Paul
  8. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Lamcaster Bomber...?

    I was going to say a Wellington, but it's probably too subtle...
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  9. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

  10. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

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    Various subjects with the buildings being intended for a couple of future projects.

    Last edited: 18 May 2021
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  11. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Excellent work Rob, put's my efforts to shame.
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  12. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    The close-up of the grey wagon shows you have captured the weathering and the texture of flaking paint on shrinking wood. Excellent.

    The weathered wooden LNER building brings back memories of Park Bridge station on the OA&GB line.
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  13. Dave Holt

    Dave Holt Western Thunderer

    Surely, Park Bridge never looked that spick and span. Larry?
    Lovely weathering, Mr Sheep.
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  14. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Western Thunderer

    Top drawer those Rob brilliant work.
  15. Podartist79

    Podartist79 Western Thunderer

    Wonderful work Rob!
    The weathering is excellent!
    May I ask how you gained the effect of the peeling paint on the open wagon - particularly where it’s close to the metal work?
    Thank you,
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  16. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Evening Neil.

    Thank you.

    The peeling effect is a consequence of removing the varnished weathering powders using a fibre brush.
    It's a bit extreme but basically the whole wagon is weathered using various weathering powders. When happy, the whole wagon is sealed using matt varnish.

    Once dry, which doesn't take long, the weathering is removed on a plank by plank basis.

    This inevitably gives a variation in colouring dependent on the time spent on each plank.

    It also provides a wood grain effect and a peeling paint effect.

    It seems to work.

    Hope this helps.

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  17. Podartist79

    Podartist79 Western Thunderer

    That’s fascinating Rob,
    Thank you for the insight. It’s brilliantly effective.
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  18. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Evening all.

    Here are a few images of the most recent victim of the weathering powders.

    A Hornby BR standard brake van.

    As received.


    And the result.




  19. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer