The Barton Road diorama is suitable for a few time frames between 1950 and 1980 so I've been collecting vehicles to pose in the scene alongside some suitable Modelu figures. The 1970's period interests me the most, with Bath Road 03's working the Avonside branch cement works and distillers. First up on the list of vehicles to weather is an Oxford Diecast Mk1 Ford Transit. This is my first attempt at weathering a vehicle and I've been following Mick Bonwick's blog notes on the process. Any feedback is much appreciated!
First step this morning was to apply Humbrol Matt Cote and the model left for the day whilst I got with printing orders. This evening I set about my first attempt at applying some MIG Productions neutral wash to the body work. The photo I'm working from shows some grime on the lower panels and quite a lot of rust on the bonnet just above the radiator grille and around the headlights.
After leaving for 10 minutes the wash is removed using some white spirit to get the desired level of road grime. A little AK Interactive Fuel Stains is used around the filler cap
Originally rust had been added using a very fine amount of powder, then I'd remembered I bought some Gundam Real Touch paint markers some years back and had been yet to try them. The set I have comes with Black, Brown, Green, a sort of burnt Orange, Pink and a blurring pen. These pens have two tips, a fine tip and a brush tip. First job was to line out the windows using the fine tip black pen.
With some success using the black fine tip I experimented with the brush tip of the brown pen for applying rust to the front of the vehicle, the sills and around the wheel arches.
It looks a little heavy handed in close up, I think the whole front end needs toning down. I'll apply some Dullcote in the morning and later experiment with some neutral tone powders. Any tips, thoughts, critique much appreciated!
I couldn't resist seeing the transit parked up on Barton Road. It now awaits a driver!
Edited by alanbuttler
removing some images