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Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:02 pm
by Steve M
After a day spent masking and painting, all the main colours are done. Today saw the yellow ends and grey roof completed and finally a coat of gloss varnish ready for the transfers. Now it needs to be left for a bit to harden off properly.

Image2019-12-11_06-57-37 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:11 pm
by Walkingthedog
What a transformation.

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:19 pm
by RogerB
Crikey - obviously your customer purchased the Elite Superfast Service. You don’t hang about do you? Looks amazing. R-

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:26 pm
by Steve M
No amount of cash makes paint dry faster. :D
It’s the next, detail stages that takes the time.......and then there is the weathering. :shock:

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:51 am
by Stese
<Joke>
You mean you are going to undo all that hard work making a nice looking loco dirty? Shame on you!
</Joke>

Excellent work, indeed :)

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:01 am
by Steve M
Weathering hides a lot of mistakes. :D

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:22 am
by Walkingthedog
I certainly wouldn’t want that weathered.

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:08 pm
by Hound Dog
Let’s see how it looks when it is fully loaded up, but I have full confidence that it is in the hands of an expert.

Remember as soon as you drive away from the showroom in a new car it becomes less pristine by the minute.......however for sure not looking for weathering like the pictures of the real Class 66’s on Rail Head Cleaning train duties that I posted the other day.

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:20 pm
by Steve M
All transferred up now.

I have used transfers from RailTec this time after seeing their small stand at Warley. They make up sets specifically for the loco of your choice. All other males tend to recommend soapy water and a softener such as MicroSol. Not so with these - plain water releases them from the backing very quickly. They do say that if applying on textured surfaces you can add a couple of drops of PVA to the water. With the gloss surface I have here I have just used plain tap water.

The 31 will get a coat of satin varnish tomorrow to seal the transfers before I think about reassembly.

Image98EA4290-01EB-4DEC-AC74-D21B209D3119 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:44 pm
by Hound Dog
Wow - that is starting to look very nice indeed - just had to order a Class 31 TTS decoder this afternoon and now looking for a suitable speaker to maximise the effect...... roll-on the re-assembly to see what it looks like on the rails - great job Steve.