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Old 21-05-2018, 10:46 PM   #1
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I have just got home after attending another weathering course at the Pendon Museum.

The course was a two day course hosted by Tim Shackleton and supported by Mick Bonwick and, unlike the more basic courses for Airbrush Weathering and paintbrush weathering I did last year, this time it was a much more flexible approach based more on the progression of projects and personal interests. The course was designed as more of a casual open forum where we were all encouraged to progress our own work and make the most of the opportunity to discus our ideas and suggestions with all attendees and tutors.

Following the format of other courses at Pendon lunch, morning biscuits and afternoon cake were all provided as well as endless supplies of tea and coffee. There was also of course the opportunity to have a look at the amazing Pendon Layouts.

My weathering skills are still pretty basic however I am pleased to know I follow the same philosophy as the very best who strongly advocate that 80% of the work is observation of the real life item as well as understanding and being able to replicate the processes which created the weathered effect in real life.

All in all a great course with great like minded people and an opportunity to learn a few more techniques. The attached pictures are still work in progress with more layers to be added, in particular on the 2-6-2, but I'm happy they are going in the right direction.

Rather than open up the old debate of whether we should or should not be weathering our models I simply offer them as examples of my own models and my personal preferences. My layout is set at the latter end of the 1940's when rolling stock was probably in the least maintained state it has ever been in.

I can thoroughly recommend the Pendon Courses to anyone interested in improving thier modelling skills.
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Old 21-05-2018, 10:57 PM   #2
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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 22-05-2018, 08:28 AM   #3
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Nicely done Bunkerbarge.
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Old 22-05-2018, 09:13 AM   #4
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Those loco's and tenders look as if they need a good clean .
Well done, it looks like a course I could do with.
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Whether you like weathering or not they look great.
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Thanks guys. I'll take a couple more shots when I finish the second one.
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:34 AM   #7
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I have now finished the loco I was doing during the course. This is another one that is such an old loco that it does not lend itself to easy DCC conversion. Consequently it will become a static display piece, possibly by a shed or something similar.
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Excellent job Bunkerbarge
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:38 AM   #9
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First class. Looks as though they have been in service without any TLC.
Perhaps you might like to start a new thread with a some step by step guide and details of how and what you did to obtain the results, with pictures too?
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Very nice !
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