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21 minutes ago, Noel said:

Very tasty job. Really liked the way the white steps were done too. Very subtle and effective result. Pity the lights in the plough vans don't come wired with an anti-flicker capacitor.

I imagined it was due to me running DC not DCC. Is this not the case? 

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Having recently carried out weathering work for a follow forum member who I will leave to him to name himself, is there a want for such a service? 

I know there are listings in the services tab but since some are over 8 years old since their newest post is it a case that there is no one really doing it anymore? 

It is something I would like to do more often if the demand of course was there. 

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Just to say, really professional result here that l am VERY happy with and as people are often looking for this to be done, definitely one happy customer here who would fully recommend the service. 👍👍👍

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The latest edition to the fleet no.184 found itself in the weathering line. My goal was to give the paint more of distressed look as opposed to a more filthy appearance and to push myself more and more with weathering. 

Your thoughts and comments as always are appreciated 

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Maybe take a pic of the roof? That's the bit you tend to see most of as a modeller. Nice work 🙂 Whenever I build up the courage to weather my MM IE stock that's the sort of look I'll be going for. Dirty but not as manky as the IR stuff.

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38 minutes ago, popeye said:

Nicely done, but images look a little misty, is your lens clean?

It was an awkward angle to take the pictures from. 

 

5 minutes ago, murphaph said:

Maybe take a pic of the roof? That's the bit you tend to see most of as a modeller. Nice work 🙂 Whenever I build up the courage to weather my MM IE stock that's the sort of look I'll be going for. Dirty but not as manky as the IR stuff.

As requested. 

I do offer that service if you don't feel comfortable weathering yourself 😉

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Work has begun on my EGV kit from scale studio models. 

After cutting away parts on the donor coach which blocked are partly covered the brass overlay windows. The overlays themselves were then glued to the bodyside. 

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Overall lessons learnt so far on my first attempt at this kit. 

1. Patience - not that I rush it but as I wasn't using the recommended hornby or lima mark 3 coaches because i didnt have one I had to plan around how the coach came after and went back together. I could have given this more time as this forced me to jump some steps or do other sooner then was intended. 

2. Milliput - using this for the first time on a project. In some areas i put too much and in others not enough which became apparent when primer was applied after sanding. I think starting in small amounts and slowly building it up would have been better. 

3. Glue - too much on some parts not enough on others. In the areas with too much it can be seen through the paint as a raised lump. 

These are my main take aways for anyone looking at giving it ago. I enjoyed the process and thought the kit very good and this was a good learning experience for the others I will be planning on building in the future. 

Thanks 

Chris

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Nice work. I learned a lot from looking at @Noel 's Paintshop thread and @Georgeconna gave me valuable pointers on this livery too.

I'll try to pass on some of what I've learned in the past few weeks as a total newcomer to this painting lark.

It looks like you're spraying the white on last.

I suggest you spray a white pigmented primer over the whole body first, then use good quality (eg Tamiya) 1mm masking tape to mask off the white stripes, then spray the orange, then mask off the rest. Leave the 1mm tape on, lay the lower and upper edges respectively if your upper and lower masking for the black band directly over the centre line of the 1mm tape. It's easier than it sounds. Then spray your black band and start removing masking tape asap in reverse order 

The last thing to come off will be the white stripe tape.

Burnish the edges of your masking tape with the tip of a cocktail stick. If you take time doing this, you can eliminate bleed. Work the tape well into door shuts etc.

What orange did you use? It looks well.

Are you spraying with an airbrush or rattle cans? 

 

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I normally do reverse masking as I've done on my repainted rakes of mk3s. Was trying something new for my own experience more then anything. As this was my first time building the kit I used it more as a way to experiment. 

Never the less thank you and I've been following your thread and the work on those mk2s are excellent. 

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