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Re: Tom's station building

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:00 pm

It looks to be most authentic, right down to the diagonal braces in the waiting area and the bench seating...... very good indeed!
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Re: Tom's station building

Post by FWLR » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:15 am

Just like the other members Andrew, I agree it's a brilliant job. Creamy-beige....nice..... :thumbright:
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Re: Tom's station building

Post by FWLR » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:25 am

Ps. I have done the same has Andrew with those little gems on my garage build....
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Re: Tom's station building

Post by Andrew » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:37 pm

Afternoon all!

The cream is on now, and here's how it's looking:

Staion in cream.jpg

I'm using Liquitex spray paint from an art shop, which definitely has pros and cons. The colour's exactly like the one on the can, the consistency's even, and the smell's not bad because it's water based - but because of that it takes ages to dry. Seems a little prone to running too, but I got away with it. Probably better for artists than modellers I think...

Progress is likely to slow for a while, but as a taster of what the finished thing should look like, here's a little test piece I did to see what green I'd use for the windows and doors and try our a weathering wash:

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by FWLR » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:17 am

Very nice job Andrew. That paint does look good, even though you say it does tend to run. Did you need to rub it down or anything, or did you paint one side up first, then turn it when it dried?
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Re: Tom's station building

Post by ge_rik » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:39 am

On my computer, it still looks grey. Must be a trick of the light.

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by Andrew » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:35 pm

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On my computer, it still looks grey. Must be a trick of the light.

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It's a fairly muted tone - I've just taken it outside to see if the colour's easier to see...

Station in cream 2.jpg

As you can see, I've sprayed the roof black now, although there's a bit of tidying up to do where my masking wasn't quite up to the job!

Rod, yes, I did a coat the right way up, then one upside-down, then one to sort out any bits I'd missed. I'd given most of it a going-over with sandpaper to represent woodgrain which should help the paint to key, but the Plasticote primer from Wilko's pretty good staff and seems to take well...

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by philipy » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:37 pm

Looking good Andrew. With any luck the slight over-spray could be disguised as mucky weathering running down that valance.

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:46 pm

Wish I had asked to keep it now Andrew as it looks great and exactly the kind of buildings I wanted to have on the railway.

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by Andrew » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:51 pm

Still yours if you want it Tom - it's your name in the thread title!

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by FWLR » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:51 am

Looks even better outside Andrew. I would have it on my line, but I already have station and station house, but I suppose it could be a nice waiting room/shelter also on it somewhere.... :roll: :roll:
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Re: Tom's station building

Post by Andrew » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:29 pm

Nearly there with this one...

I've finished the painting, so there's just a bit of tidying up, some light weathering and maybe a coat or two of varnish to do now:

Station cream and green 1.jpg
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Re: Tom's station building

Post by philipy » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:47 pm

Very, very nice, Andrew.

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by ge_rik » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:57 pm

Wow! That's good, Andrew. Definitely looks cream coloured now!

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by IanC » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:57 pm

Lovely. :thumbleft:
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