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Old 05-06-2018, 09:29 PM   #1
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Hi I have just built a Wills lamp hut was the roof and door on these huts dark grey or black and was the main walls of the hut white. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:20 PM   #2
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I scratch built one years ago and painted the hut the same colour as the GWR used, brown roof and cream walls, but Iíve seen them painted all over with bitumen and all rust colour, it really is up to you. Is it supposed to be a new hut, old hut, derelict hut?
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The Wills Lamp Hut kit SS22 is supposed to represent corrugated steel panels. You are therefore looking at achieving a galvanised steel finish. It is up to you whether you want to represent it weathered or brand new but either way it would almost immediately have lost its initial shine.

If you are just looking for a simple solid colour then either a light grey or a metallic paint such as a metallic grey might not be too far off. If you wanted to add a light weathering then a simple wash over the top would bring out the troughs of the corrugations very well and look a lot better.

If you wanted to go the whole hog I would paint it first with a gunmetal, followed by some very random patches of rust colours. Next either spray it with a normal hair spray can or a coat of the new AK Interactive Chipping Effects. This is followed almost as soon as it is dry with a top coat of an acrylic light grey.

When this has dried wet a paint brush with water and stab the surface. The top coat of grey will come away in rough patches. Don't go mad with the water as you will remove all the light grey. You will soon get the hang of it.

You will see the undercoats of the gunmetal and rust patches show through the chipped top coat. Finally over the top a brown wash will accentuate the corrugations and some rust pigments will stain the top coat nicely.


I've attached a couple of pictures of a ship's winch that I did this process with. I used hairspray on this as I hadn't discovered the Chipping Effects paint, which is a lot more effective.
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Default Painting a Wills SS22 lamp hut

Hi Bunkerbarge and Walkingthedog thanks for the information on the Wills hut i will be looking to give the hut a light weathering.
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Here are a couple of shots of a water tower with a corrugated roof so you can see what the effect looks like.
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And exactly the same process on a ratio yard crane.
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Beautifully done Bb.
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Default Painting a Wills SS22 lamp hut

Thanks Bb those are beautifully modelled thanks for sharing.
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Thanks guys.
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They look fabulous BB.
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