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Posted by 46444 , 12 October 2017 · 462 views

Hornby excelled themselves when they introduced the Gresley/Thompson surburban coaches. I've a number of these and have just recently finished weathering a Gresley brake and composite as well as a Thompson brake.

 

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I used the T-Cut method of applying the cutting paste then wiping off with cotton buds gently buffing to a sheen. Then a watery wash of Valejo German/Grey/Dark Earth was allowed to partially dry before once more being wiped off with cotton buds.

 

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The sides were then masked and the roof airbrushed with Tamiya Nato Black. The underframes were treated with a mixture of the later and NATO Brown to give a dusty work worn appearance. Buffer heads, axle box covers and bogies were picked out with Valejo Dark Rust and Games Workshop Gun Metal.

 

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Here's the rake of 3 coaches accompanied with Kettering 15B's Ivatt 2MT 46401 and the ubiquitous horsebox (Parkside/LNER) on route to Cambridge/Newmarket respectively.

 

Also on a crimson theme I weathered an Hornby ex-LNER CCT and one of their ex-LMS horseboxes.Both nice models but the CCT suffers from the so called 'Design Clever' period in places.

 

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And once more with 46401 in charge..

 

The T-Cut method of weathering the surburban coaches certainly helps give the paintwork a nice lustre.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Nice job Mark.

 

Neatly trimmed hedge too :)

 

I'd be scared of using acrylics for the paint on/wipe off technique myself - I never seem to get them into that intermediate state of being dry but still shiftable with thinners. Enamel is very forgiving in this regard.

 

Maybe some acrylic brands are better than others for this?

 

Regards, Andy

Nice job Mark.

 

Neatly trimmed hedge too :)

 

I'd be scared of using acrylics for the paint on/wipe off technique myself - I never seem to get them into that intermediate state of being dry but still shiftable with thinners. Enamel is very forgiving in this regard.

 

Maybe some acrylic brands are better than others for this?

 

Regards, Andy

 

Thanks Andy,

 

The hedge is courtesy of a man with a big Husqvana hedge trimmer..

 

As for the acrylics and the wipe on wipe off technique your right. It can be a bit scary at times. Prior to these three coaches I did mess up a TMC/Bachmann Mk1 horsebox by not removing the wash quickly enough.  It is now in my to do pile!

 

Generally a moistened cotton bud does the job however. 

 

I always work with acrylics these days and don't tend to use enamels but like you say there is more control over removing the wash and working with it.

 

Thanks once again.

 

Cheers.

 

Mark

No need to further the gags on neatly trimmed bushes then...;)

Great work Mark - some excellent weathering and they all look to compliment each other very well.

Photographing them outside on your photo plank looks to have played dividends with the light too.

Good to see you back posting again :good:

No need to further the gags on neatly trimmed bushes then... ;)

Great work Mark - some excellent weathering and they all look to compliment each other very well.

Photographing them outside on your photo plank looks to have played dividends with the light too.

Good to see you back posting again :good:

 

 

Think we'll brush over the first comment...... ;)

 

Thanks Pete,  One of those projects which came together nicely in the end. The T-Cut does lift the paintwork nicely.

 

More blog entries soon... :D

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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wiggoforgold
Oct 15 2017 07:04

They look good Mark. I feel a photo session at Diddingtopn coming on.

They look good Mark. I feel a photo session at Diddingtopn coming on.

 

I was thinking the same thing...

 

Along with a J15....

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