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AHJAY wrote:
I see 8419 is reflecting the state of the union... 

Brilliant work Rand, whith lots of different techiques, all used really well.. Now you need one of those huge US basements so we can get the full train images with all those wagons and locos on the rails...

regards, Ahjay


Thank you =)
I have been working on using powders along with the air-brushing.

The basement is on the books. I am looking forward to the day where I can get those tracking / distance shots. 
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Tennyson
After a bit of an absence from modelling due to work commitments I have been able to catch up on some weathering over the weekend.

Here are some Kato Dash-9 and AC4400CWs and another Athearn Genesis SD70ACe.

8312 also required the addition of the yellow Sill Stripe which is a microscale decal.
Weathering based off recent photos of this loco.
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9575 Was an interesting one to do as this loco is really run down in real life. It was hard to get that feel in the weathering but I did my best using both air and powders. The top of the loco is very sooted and yet the exhaust stack is still pretty clean in real life.
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AHJAY
UP are clearly in need of a few illegal immigrants with buckets and cloths...

Fantastic work Rand

Ahjay
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Bunkerbarge
Absolutely beautiful levels of realism.  I like the fact that you recreate the exhaust in a much cleaner standard despite your mind telling you it should be filthy!  Possibly been replaced recently, who knows, but it emphasises the old weathering adage, paint what you see not what you expect to see!
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Tennyson
AHJAY wrote:
UP are clearly in need of a few illegal immigrants with buckets and cloths...

Fantastic work Rand

Ahjay


Thank you RJ.

All those Helper Duties over Donner Pass.
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Tennyson
I have now made plans to recreate the Portland & Western Railroad in HO scale. 
I will keep the main planning of the layout in a different thread but here I will show the progress of the locomotives of which there will be about 30.

Here though will be a Union Pacific locomotive that also runs in the area on local trains out of Eugene and Portland OR.
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Starting as a Fox Valley Model of Southern Pacific GP60 #9726 this model will be turned into the now Union Pacific #1124 which is still in it speed letter SP livery to this day and has simply been patched. 
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The first thing is to remove the current numbers using white spirits on a cotton bud or mineral spirits in the US.
The white sill stripe was instead painted over using an enamel satin paint in SP grey. The yellow sill decal will cover most of this and then the weathering will blend everything together.
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The yellow patches are added to the cabsides and next the yellow strip using microscale decal setting fluids.
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The number boards where actually a complete decal on a white surface. I simply painted them black again and then added the numbers once dry.
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The standard yellow patch in the Microscale decal set is to big for the prototype so a very sharp knife was used to shorten them and then decals applied.
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The area in the step recess needed to be applied seperatly as the model had modelled the step lights which have bee relocated on the prototype. I removed these and applied the yellow stripe over the section using a small section of decal and using the microscale softening fluid to model the decal to the contours.
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Next is to weather the model but this will be a few months till a new airbrush is sourced.

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