A little help for my friends…

I’ve completed some models today for a couple of friends who wanted weathering jobs done. I’ve got to say the new generation Farish 37 really has its beauty brought out by some thoughtfully-applied techniques.
In both scales, the techniques are roughly the same with over sprays of acrylic, oil washes and dry-brushed enamels. With the Claytons I used TCut to remove the heaviest paint deposit and create depth to the overall appearance of the loco sides.
If you really want a rough appearance on a diesel you can even use a fibreglass pen to remove sprayed weathering. This is definitely a more advanced technique all the same.
Perhaps best reserved for late 1960s Western Region modellers!

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About maxstafford60093

Scotsman in exile. Lover of Scotland's railways, land, people and culture. Always got an ear for new and interesting music. Politically of the left and most definitely repelled by the shallow and narcissistic. An unlikely jazz-cat mod rocker with punk tendencies; a bit 1968, a bit 1977 with a distracting overdub of 1958... Most often found outdoors with my four legged buddy!
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5 Responses to A little help for my friends…

  1. Iain Mac says:

    Standing up well to your usual high standards there big yin.
    But can you do bridges?
    Casts heading your way to find out in time…….
    Keep up the good work bud,

    Mac.

  2. stephen says:

    Lovely job. Keep them coming.

    Stephen

  3. Lee says:

    Got to say, Dave -your weathering technique is superb. I can only watch in awe,

    Lee

  4. locoyard says:

    Wow, they look fantastic. Excellent weathering work, great stuff!

  5. bob65b says:

    Short of the first day out of the Works – when did you ever see a clean Clayton? These are great Dave, capturing the overall condition and patina of the Claytons as I remember them (before the St.Rollox scrap line days).

    Bob.

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