Painting and Weathering Service

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Re: Painting and Weathering Service

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

Cracking job, looks brilliant. Well done.
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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.
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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-
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Re: Painting and Weathering Service

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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.
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Re: Painting and Weathering Service

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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.
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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

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Re: Painting and Weathering Service

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

Great job there Steve.

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