Bangor Lad's Workbench

Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Bangor Lad » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:03 am

Just been trying out some weathering on a couple of Farish wagons.
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First a wash of a mix of very thin black, brown and grey enamels, mostly wiped off as it dries.
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One side after applying 'rust' which is burnt umber oil paint applied neat from the tube with a touch of thinners
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The van had the same wash then, when dry, powdered black pastel was applied
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The other side. The 'rust' is still quite glossy as it's still wet, but this will tone down when dry and dusted with some more dull and dingy pastel
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A little yellow ochre added to the umber gives a variation in the shade
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The only problem using oil paint is that takes a while to dry enough to add any other finishes. Depending how these turn out when they dry I might finish them with a bit ground up pastel.

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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby smudgeloco » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:22 am

That looks mighty fine to me. Certainly puts my wash with dirty turps to shame. :oops:
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Coachmann » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:37 pm

They look superb to me especially the one on the left, in fact they are even better than first realized considering they are 2mm. Weathering steel mineral wagons is really a labour of love (I certainly do not have the patience).

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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby MartinWales » Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:00 pm

Nice work BL!

And when are we going to see the layout? :wink:
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Bangor Lad » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:19 pm

Coachmann wrote:They look superb to me especially the one on the left, in fact they are even better than first realized considering they are 2mm. Weathering steel mineral wagons is really a labour of love (I certainly do not have the patience).

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Thanks Coachman. I had an hour or so to kill on Saturday morning and well and that's the result! I must admit I really enjoyed doing it...it's the first time I've tried it and I'm pretty pleased with the way they're turning out.

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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Bangor Lad » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:23 pm

MartinWales wrote:Nice work BL!

And when are we going to see the layout? :wink:


Hi Martin,

The layout is still some way off. I want to try out a few things before getting 'serious'. Also, with two daughters at Uni at the moment there are a few too many calls on the modelling funds! :)

I'm going to keep on with a couple of small dioramas just to try out some techniques etc. and have somewhere to park my small selection of stock.

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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby MartinWales » Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:33 pm

I'll look forward to seeing them!
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby MartinWales » Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:33 pm

BTW are you at the Porthmadog show this weekend?
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Bangor Lad » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:47 am

I'm going to try and make the show if at all possible.

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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Bangor Lad » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:05 am

Here's an overall view of the current diorama. It's 21inches long by 6 wide.
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View along the length of the diorama.
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Scratchbuilt plate canal overbridge
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I'll post more shots when there's a bit more progress. As soon as I get a chance I'll be starting on the ballasting.
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby MartinWales » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:42 pm

Look forward to it Dave!
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Bangor Lad » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:38 pm

Here's another overall view to give a better impression of what's going on.
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The front will be a scrubby and overgrown embankment. To the rear I'm planning to make a warehouse/works in low relief.
The platform may have a small corrugated iron store.
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I must admit to going a bit nuts on the platform which is made up from individual 2mm x 3mm plasticard 'slabs'. The overall base coat (Tamiya Buff acrylic) doesn't show them off very well but hopefully all will become clear in the future :winker
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Bangor Lad » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:48 pm

I've also done some more to the Farish 16t minerals. I've added some powdered pastels for a bit more grime.
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These are the next ones to get attention:
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I'm planning to follow the article in a recent Hornby Magazine to give the PO wagon a heavy weathering.

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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench - More wagon weathering

Postby Bangor Lad » Mon May 05, 2008 7:42 pm

Here's how things are progressing:
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Farish brake van and steel mineral with initial thin grey/brown/ black wash
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The PO wagon has had some of the printing 'distressed' with some fine glasspaper and a little scraping with a sharp craft knife. Running number panels have been added from plain black decal. Numbers will be added later. This will be followed with a grey/brown wash.
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General view of the two steel minerals and the brake van
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A closer view of the brake van after the first wash, some of it still wet.
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Bangor Lad » Thu May 15, 2008 12:43 pm

The current batch which I've just finished:
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Grafar van. This one's been heavily 'washed and wiped'. The roof has also had a heavy wash to take down the grey. I really think I will have to do something about those couplings!
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This pair of slope sided minerals have had the grime wash applied but I've left these without the chipping and rust of the first pair.
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And to finish (for now) here's the brake van.
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby MartinWales » Thu May 15, 2008 5:41 pm

More! 8)
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Bjmorley » Thu May 15, 2008 6:02 pm

I'm Impressed!! Put's my weathering skills a lot far behind!! (Well, I've only tried once, and it was with Black acrylic!!)
I'll Keep an eye on this!!
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Bangor Lad » Thu May 15, 2008 10:56 pm

Glad you like them guys :oops:
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Bangor Lad » Sat May 31, 2008 9:24 am

This is the Farish 'Silvey' 5 plank which I'm just finishing. I need to add abit of rust to the metalwork. I did try to find some small decals to make up the wagon numbers but I think I'll wait to get some from Fox Transfers....if at all.
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This was weathered using some of the techniques in David Spencer's article in Hornby no.6. The wagon was finished with a dusting of ground black pastel chalk to give a nice layer of grimy black.

This wiil be the next one to get the treatment:
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby MartinWales » Sat May 31, 2008 9:26 am

Impressed! Let's see the 'after' picture!
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Bangor Lad » Sat May 31, 2008 9:36 am

Will do Martin :)

In the meantime I've been messing about with some from a few weeks ago:
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Spot the location?

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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby MartinWales » Sat May 31, 2008 9:38 am

Vaugely familiar! Is that Bangor seen from Beaumaris or nearby?
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Bangor Lad » Sat May 31, 2008 10:00 am

Very good mr Wales. It's actually Porth Penrhyn from across Hirael Bay in Bangor. It's actually part of my master plan for a layout set in a fictional terminus located in central Bangor......a bit of a Bangor 'Minories'. Instead of the main line into Bangor tunneling through Bangor Mountain, what if it had followed the route of the original Porth Penrhyn branch, then along the front at Hirael Bay then terminating somewhere near the Town Hall. As I won't have much space to play with layout wise so I'm thinking of a compact layout based around Minories or Ripper Street with a few local landmark buildings, a small amount of goods/parcels traffic and maybe some industrial buildings based on those on Slate Quay in Caernarfon.
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Semi-derelict buildings on Slate Quay, Caernarfon
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Food for thought?

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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby MartinWales » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:21 am

Now that sounds interesting (and eagerly awaited!) :thup
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Re: Bangor Lad's Workbench

Postby Bangor Lad » Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:39 pm

A bit more progress on the current diorama.
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Track has been airbrushed with Tamiya XF64 Red Brown. This will be followed with a wash of dark brown/black. This will help blend the different tones and also help to tie in the bridge steelwork.

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