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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Mon Feb 20, 2023 4:00 pm

philipy wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2023 11:58 am
I think you are being too hard on yourself.
Not really, don't worry, I'm pretty pleased with it. If it is a little out here and there, that's fine - any inaccuracies are a small price to pay for the speed and convenience of using the Phil Sharples kit as a starting point. Plus, there are very few people who can point out what those inaccuracies are!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Feb 20, 2023 4:51 pm

Andrew wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2023 4:00 pm

Plus, there are very few people who can point out what those inaccuracies are!
That's my philosophy too!
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Tue Feb 21, 2023 8:49 am

Andrew wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2023 3:55 pm
I was thinking that, when - in a few builds time - I get round to my half-century of FR/WHR wagons, I ought to make something I can number "50" and leave it almost "ex works" condition. I'm going to struggle though - I'll be itching to attack it with the sandpaper!
You did a superb job on the weathering Andrew. You sure are a master at it, you have lifted the goal post to a level that most of us only dream of, which I do every time I have ago at weathering my stock.

Do two of those "50's" Andrew and keep one 'ex works' and the other do another masterpiece with it. :thumbright:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by BertieB » Tue Feb 21, 2023 9:26 am

I don’t know anything at all about this kind of thing — but it looks to me like a pretty neat reproduction of the item in the pic. Cool!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by ge_rik » Tue Feb 21, 2023 11:36 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2023 11:49 am
You're getting really good at this Andrew. The wear and tear to the planking is very nice, and subtle weathering is particularly good.
Absolutely!! I couldn't agree more. I've rarely seen such an accurate representation of weather worn wood and scuffed paintwork.

I'd love to know the secret.

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Tue Feb 21, 2023 11:50 am

ge_rik wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2023 11:36 am
I'd love to know the secret.
It's not a secret, just real wood (a 0.5mm veneer over the MDF kit in this case) and fine sandpaper! Oh, and then a good old slosh of grot-coloured washes over the top.

I've tried for a similar effect on a plastic bodied wagon, painting a "worn wood" colour undercoat and then wiping away patches of the topcoat while still wet, which worked OK.

Glad you like it though, thank you!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Old Man Aaron » Thu Feb 23, 2023 12:04 am

Andrew wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2023 11:50 am


It's not a secret, just real wood (a 0.5mm veneer over the MDF kit in this case) and fine sandpaper! Oh, and then a good old slosh of grot-coloured washes over the top.

I've tried for a similar effect on a plastic bodied wagon, painting a "worn wood" colour undercoat and then wiping away patches of the topcoat while still wet, which worked OK.

*takes notes*

Great stuff as always, Andrew. I was a bit floored to see your queue. :salute:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:21 am

Old Man Aaron wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2023 12:04 am
I was a bit floored to see your queue. :salute:
Imagine how it felt writing it!

AND, the whole list constitutes fewer wagons than your mighty train of cane wagons!

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