Painting and Weathering Service

Sell your Model Railway items here.
NOTE: You must have at least ten meaningful other posts in various forum topics before you can sell items. Links to off forum site sales are not permitted.
User avatar
Mr Bones
Posts: 494
Joined: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:24 pm
Location: Canterbury Area
Contact:

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

#71

Post by Mr Bones » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:22 pm

Cracking job, looks brilliant. Well done.
And the Lord said unto John “Come forth and receive eternal life”, but John came fifth and won a toaster!

User avatar
Steve M
Posts: 1586
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Location: Rochester, Kent
Contact:

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

#72

Post by Steve M » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:59 pm

In the world of car spraying, it is common practice to produce samples or spray outs on thin sheets to lay up against the bodywork to check for colour match.

Ahead of my next project, I thought I’d do something similar with my rail paints. This is a small test batch - each colour sprayed onto a white and a grey primer. The hello demonstrates the importance of the right primer.

Image20200310_134913 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

The black obviously doesn’t match (as expected) but it does clearly show the difference between a standard black and weathered black.
I’m not a complete idiot, some pieces are missing. ;)

User avatar
RogerB
Site Admin
Posts: 1259
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Location: Dorset
Contact:

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

#73

Post by RogerB » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:40 pm

Quite a pronounced difference. Is it a trick of the light or is the black inside the lining different from the black outside?

Could be my double glazing of course. R-
All pets are therapy pets. Most are just working under cover.

User avatar
Steve M
Posts: 1586
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Location: Rochester, Kent
Contact:

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

#74

Post by Steve M » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:54 pm

RogerB wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Quite a pronounced difference. Is it a trick of the light or is the black inside the lining different from the black outside?

Could be my double glazing of course. R-
I hadn’t noticed that before! As the tender is one from one of those ‘free’ static magazine collections, I don’t think authenticity is top of the list. It was a handy prop for me to demonstrate how the spray outs work.

If I am doing a full respray matching isn’t really an issue, but if for example I am repairing damage or covering a cabside prior to renumbering, it’s best to be able to check for a match before applying paint to an actual model.
I’m not a complete idiot, some pieces are missing. ;)

User avatar
Walkingthedog
Posts: 2520
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Location: HAZLEMERE, BUCKS.
Contact:

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

#75

Post by Walkingthedog » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:00 pm

At the back of the tender where it is flat, cover the lining with your finger and the black looks the same, remove it and it looks different.
Nurse, the screens!

User avatar
Steve M
Posts: 1586
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Location: Rochester, Kent
Contact:

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

#76

Post by Steve M » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:12 pm

Finished the latest one today - class 40 in BR green. These were absolutely filthy in use so this one edged to the heavier side of medium.

Image20200316_131905 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

Image20200316_132205 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
I’m not a complete idiot, some pieces are missing. ;)

platelayer
Posts: 102
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:03 pm
Contact:

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

#77

Post by platelayer » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:46 pm

Great job there Steve.

User avatar
Steve M
Posts: 1586
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Location: Rochester, Kent
Contact:

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

#78

Post by Steve M » Tue May 26, 2020 10:51 pm

When I set up my painting bench, I invested in a number of workstation modules from HobbyZone (via Hatton’s). Having finished the rebuilding of the shed, I figured it was time to tidy up the work area and ditch a couple of homemade paint stands.

Unfortunately most places in the UK seem to be out of stock but I did manage to find the Polish manufacturer’s website and ordered them direct.

5 days delivery, including a weekend and a bank holiday, via UPS - arrived late this afternoon.

So guess what I will be building tomorrow.
I’m not a complete idiot, some pieces are missing. ;)

User avatar
Steve M
Posts: 1586
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Location: Rochester, Kent
Contact:

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

#79

Post by Steve M » Wed May 27, 2020 11:51 am

Made the last four modules for the painting and modelling bench. It only took an hour to glue all four together.
The only thing missing from the bench is a modelling project - maybe a bit of grime needed on my Crosti 9F.

Image2020-05-27_11-45-41 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
I’m not a complete idiot, some pieces are missing. ;)

User avatar
RogerB
Site Admin
Posts: 1259
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Location: Dorset
Contact:

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

#80

Post by RogerB » Wed May 27, 2020 3:26 pm

Looks very neat and tidy Steve. I see there is currently plenty of room in the lower left corner for more paint etc. R-
All pets are therapy pets. Most are just working under cover.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest