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That's an excellent model with some nice ideas on the interior.  May do something similar for the interior of my 6 Wheeler.

Paint colour looks excellent. 

I tried the Humbrol RC 403 (Crimson Lake) on the fish van, however it has come out more purple than crimson so may have to re-think this. 

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Your route with the crimson & black may be the way to go - do you have the code of the Humbrol paint you used?

 

Edit - just re-read the post .......Humbrol 20!  .......... need to pay more attention 🙄

Ken

 

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Super model.

I have a copy of an IRRS article on GSW six wheelers which suggests the way to 'purple lake' is equal parts of Humbrol purple, brown and crimson. Tried this on an Alphagraphix 6w coach and it looks fine under LED 'cool white' lighting, but the brown shows up a bit in flourescent light. Have not been able to find a car aerosol that is suitable, so used an air brush.

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Hi Patrick

The GSWR birdcage brake 3rd really came up well, I especially like your pattern making with the springs and interior "module".

I still have not gotten round to finishing the interiors and lettering on my pair of GSWR 6wheel coaches.

It may be possible to have the springs cast in brass from your patterns. 

Some precious metal fabricators/casters use  a cold casting technique in the 1st stage of in the lost wax casting technique https://morrisandwatson.com/

I used Morris & Watson an Auckland firm to produce brass castings from my own patterns, there are likely to be similar businesses in the jewelery manufacturing areas of the UK.

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IRM Ballast Plough VAN.

Here are a couple of pictures of the IRM Plough van, before and after weathering.

 

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IRM Plough 2..JPG

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It took a lot of work to get the right effect.

It was built up with brown  enamel then varnished and dry brushed with more brown

and Humbrol rust powder, then varnished again.

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That's as close as you'll get to the real thing. Savage weathering popeye.

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The bright yellow finish on the plough van is hard to get it darker.

It took many thin coats and dry brushing, you can't do it all in one go.

Sometimes i had to wash it off and try again, not easy. Now i have to do the other one.

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Sublime result. Looks like the real thing. 👍 Congrats

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2 minutes ago, ttc0169 said:

Yes Stephen, Locomotive 146 was hauling the train, one of its last duties before being withdrawn from service.

 

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