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Buildings, wether you build from scratch or buy a kit improve a kit or buy ready to plonk, they often look that little more realistic with a touch of weathering, allowing them to sink into the background scenery.
I often think if they avoid the floating look by just hiding the fact they just...
I’m currently working on some gravel parking lots using Woodland Scenics fine gravel. I’d like to weather these lots as the gravel is just too “clean”. What are some recommended methods for doing this?
I’m looking to apply some Gold Medal Model’s decals to the store fronts of some of my structures. I’d like to apply them directly to the clear window panes that came with the structures. The package recommends using Solvaset decal setting solution to adhere them tightly. Will this solution work...
Weathering is new to me. I am wondering if I could use an India Ink and alcohol wash for weathering my structures a bit. Someone on another thread I’ve been posting layout updates on suggested weathering powders which I’m inclined to do but was just curious about the india ink.
I’m aiming for...
I completed painting my chipboard retaining walls yesterday with acrylic paints and I would like to weather them, giving them a more faded look. Does anybody have any recommended methods for doing this? I may or may not paint them a different color as I feel the color I chose is too dark but for...
I recently built my own work cradle for upgrading, repairing, and weathering locomotives and rolling stock. I made a video about how I built it. I hope you find it helpful.
I thought some might enjoy our latest video
How-To Model Realistic Weathering - Simple Method and Budget Supplies
In this video I show just how easy it is to create believable and fairly realistic weathering effects for frieght cars. Using a simple method and budget supplies we take a basic...
I have been refurbishing some ancient but still salvagable freight cars. Several have great, unique decals. However I need to airbrush paint the cars. How can I preserve the old decal signage. If I mask it, it will look as if the signs have different paint behind them.:confused:
I felt my heavy handed weathering attempt was too much so I used Artists oderless Thinner to dilute the dark Grey weathering which was absorbed by the paper
towel I was using.
I used coffee string sticks to cut the planks from too so they have many uses on our layouts and make great lumber...
These two old time tanks cars show the extent of my weathering which is sorely lacking in my estimation.
Also I noticed from taking the picture that the Zeroline car isn't even finished being assembled as it missing laders and a break wheel & chain and the trucks aren't even rusted...
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