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  1. I have used the same method as @Ben Alder works a treat. When I ran out of wine I used kitchen foil and foil sweet wrappers (Christmas sweets). Kitchen foil can also be used for representing very thin sheets of metal, if you are very careful and don't need them in high traffic areas. The painting is key though.
  2. Your first was excellent. Keep well and warm, best have a wee dram to ensure full recovery.
  3. Could be very useful. The left hand side of the colour blobs is straight from the bottle and brush (without much care) so you can see how thin it is. You can spray with a 2mm airbrush directly from the bottle. Even though the paint is thin the colour is still strong. It may take more layers than you would normally use though that would be the worry.
  4. Thank you. Yes you are right, I should really have explained apologies. The paint is a mixture of Colour and Air from Vallejo. The 50/50 is a mix of the two paints directly on the sheet, hence the heavy thickness. The Air products are very thin so I have tried to show from one coat to what a couple of coats could look like. It's the light and angle that is making the paint look more shiny than usual. The sheet is half primed plasticard. It's actually the base of one of my station buildings.
  5. £3.50 per pint. In the pubs around here that is a good price.
  6. been a little lazy really but have the final results of the paint match; Got a little painting done of those funny whippet tanks;
  7. IPA just under £7 per 1ltre. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IPA-Isopropyl-99-JERRY-CONTAINER-1-LITRE-Isopropanol-1L/232521119280?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Never been brave enough to buy/use any as I dont really know what I should be doing with chemicals, always happy to be educated. Foil wrap of fizzy wine can be flattened out to form weigh bridge plates or something similar. I often use double sided when spraying great 'helping hand'.
  8. Just check my paints and arghhhh I have the model colour 70826 German Cam Med.........Sooooooooooo close!
  9. Thank you Sir, I'll have to check but I think I may have a cam brown dont know why I have not tried that. I am not that keen on mixing paint, never really get enough or make it as consistent.
  10. Thanks Mikkel. I am very happy with the stock box it works very nicely although it would be nice to even more wagons in. The beige colour I am very happy with although usable the brown could possibly be changed for another if you have any suggestions? The two project parts have arrived with the exception of the plates from Narrow Planet but they have a huge work load so wont be available for a little while. Even so they are one of the last things to go on so will not delay anything. I do need to complete those cattle wagons first though! Hopefully this weekend.
  11. So here's a little space for me to show off my recycling/repurposing. Now holding all types of wagon so certainly works as previously hoped; The lid does shut and with the foam in the lid everything is gently help with slipping or rolling.
  12. OK this is the last on e this one, promise but the paint has now had time to fully dry and I also mixed the two new paints (Hull Red and Mahogany) 1:1 this is bottom right and small piece in the middle. I am happy with the results and especially as I seem now to always have either or both brown and black washes over the base GWR brown. I will of course try on a spare wagon or something in the future. Finished the final private open wagon I have and I am more than really pleased with the end result, it does look 100% better in real life and not through a lens. Wheels an
  13. Update along with a parking fine I have another colour. Whilst searching for Testers Dullcote I found a shop a little closer, certainly quicker/easier to get to and they stocked both. Still not a match but I think with a black wash this should 'brush up' close. It is Vallejo Air Mahogany 71.036. The bottom of the three colours, again to the naked eye it is closer and deeper although reddish.
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