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A dark wash to bring out thebolt-heads etc, wiped off with a damp flat brush. Underframe airbrushed, bodywork airbrushed a bit darker, perhaps more than once with streaking drawn down the sides with a damp flat brush. Some powders - light brownish on the footplate & toolbox cover.

Looks great!

Tony

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That looks fantastic! It looks like there was a few steps but I'd agree with Tony's guess maybe with some dark smoke powder all along the top as well. Got another few suggestions, how about a brake van or have you ever done anything with the weathering oils from Wilder, AK, etc Or how would you deal with a really small loco i.e the Model Rail sentinal or the new Ruston from Hornby.

Steve.

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Everything above the running plate was done with oil paints. I was trying two different types - water-mixable artist's oils and AMMO by Mig oilbrushers. Finished off with the normal pigment selection. The underframe was a combination of oilbrusher and airbrushed Railmatch Sleeper Grime. The shiny edges to the buffers comes from handling, and I didn't notice it until I'd taken the photographs.

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Never have guessed that!

That's a coincedence as I mentioned using weathering oils, the top of the boiler and cab roof looks exactly as I imagine a layer of soot to look on a hard working locomotive Can you share what you did with the oils?

Steve.

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On 12/01/2019 at 16:13, sb67 said:

Thanks Mick, look forward to that.

Steve.

 

Patience rewarded.

 

Wanting to play with artists's oils and AMMO Oilbrushers, I tried out the former on this subject. Quite simple. really, in that I used a blob from each of the three colours on a piece of corrugated card, allowing the card to absorb some of the carrier and shortening the drying time.

 

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White spirit was used to thin each brushful to a wet consistency (slop it on) and then each was left to dry. Several layers were used, and each layer was mixed separately, ensuring that no two layers were quite the same colour. This is the finished subject shown with the photograph that inspired the task.

 

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Great stuff Mick, did you wipe the paint off in between applications in the same way you might with enamels?

Steve.

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Hi Steve. No, just allowed the layers to build up. Some manipulation was necessary at the base of the water tanks where the build-up was too heavy, but everywhere else was left as it lay.

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Ok, thanks Mick. Was it then finished with powders?

Steve

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Just a few touches here and there. Nothing very much - smokebox door, running plate, cab roof and steps.

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Ok, that does look good. Look forward to seeing what you do with the AMMO oils, is there much of a difference?

Steve.

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Quick question about the oils Mick, how long did you leave them between each layer and do they dry totally flat?

cheers Mick.

Steve.

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The shortest time left was 10 minutes, Steve. I found that this was quite workable, and didn't worry if there was a small amount of disruption by being too quick. The surface you see in the photograph shows how flat the finish is. It has had nothing done to it after drying.

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