Finishing the unfinished

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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by RylstonLight » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:26 pm

One from the archives. This was the Lister in April 2002. Horrid livery and dodgy weathering, but there really wasn't the same returns when searching on the internet for Lister images. Funny how you don't think your modelling or photography skills improve until you see an old image. All the rolling stock is still exists in use in some form.

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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by Big Jim » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:40 pm

I have had mixed experiences with them. It is worth looking at the tutorials that humbrol have published on YouTube on how they work.
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by RylstonLight » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:47 pm

Thanks for the tip, I will
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by LNR » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:11 am

I was hoping Tony would take the Lister out and get it a little grimed up.
I too like polishing steel handrails, steps, running boards etc. to show constant wear, was wondering have you tried the paint and chip method using Maskol. Certainly not my idea (copied from Chuck Done on an American forum, worth looking up!) Strip the object to bare metal, apply the Maskol with a sharp tooth pick where chips and scuffing would appear, then spray or brush paint. When dry and hard, pick the Maskol off leaving a chip back to bare metal. I used it on the tractor in the pic. below.
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For oil and grease grime I add talcum powder to the brush, mixed with the paint and stippled to give depth. A very dark brown to almost black colour, followed by some gloss varnish to give a wet appearance as in the oil filler and steering rod ends.
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by FWLR » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:47 am

Wow Grant that is very very good. Looks just like the real thing.... :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by RylstonLight » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:41 am

That looks good, yes Its a technique I use for heavier weathering such as the ballast hoppers (first picture this thread). I have tried the technique with an partial undercoat of “real” rust but this can be hit and miss. When it works it is great. Also It is no great problem if you don’t notice all the Maskol blebs as they can look convincingly like bubbling paint.
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by RylstonLight » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:54 pm

Well, there was a hiatus with another hospital admission, but there has been progress on some projects.

The railcar has been glazed and horns put on so that is pretty much finished:
railcar completed.png

The snowploughs are fitted to the diesel, No 4. Below are the re-railing bars ready for re-fitting in Spring:
Pog with snowplough.png

However the Lister is still under refurbishment with Dicky working late into the January evenings:
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Whilst Dicky works at the cold-end of the workshop, Davey and cat snuggle by the forge to keep warm.

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More in due course.
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:22 pm

Keep 'em comin', I can take as much of that as you can provide. Brilliant.
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by Soar Valley Light » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:44 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:22 pm
Keep 'em comin', I can take as much of that as you can provide. Brilliant.
Love the railbus.
Well said Peter, I couldn't agree more.

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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by bazzer42 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:03 pm

I'm glad I don't have to pick a favourite, they're all genius modelling.
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by bazzer42 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:06 pm

Genius modelling, couldn't pick a favourite from any of those pictures..

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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by bazzer42 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:06 pm

Genius modelling, couldn't pick a favourite from any of those pictures..

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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by bazzer42 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:15 pm

Too many years working for a council everything in triplicate, sorry internet playing up here.

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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by invicta280 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:41 pm

The Rylston Light Rlwy cries out to be the subject of an animated film. The attention to detail is superb.

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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by ge_rik » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:54 am

Inspirational!

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