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Weathering a Steam locomotive

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Weathering a Steam locomotive
Posted by dano99a on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 10:16 PM
ok Aggro- I took the plunge and this is my first crack at weathering a steam locomotive. I chose my C&O Heavy Mountain as my guinie pig.

So everyone, and especially you Aggro (I really admire your weathering of Steam locos). How did I do? Good? Bad? ok? Go get a new one??? [:)] please share your thoughts.









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Posted by RedSkin on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 10:28 PM
Well I dunno what Aggros is gonna say but I think it looks great. Well Done.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 10:44 PM
Looks pretty darn nice to me. What techniques did you use?
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Posted by selector on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 12:08 AM
Very nicely done! With everyone doing Aggro-trees and now doing Aggro-steamers, what's he gonna do to keep out in front?

Good job. Can you get a few more rusty spots or streaks higher up, dripping down at plate joins on the boiler?
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Posted by AggroJones on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 12:51 AM
I like it. How old is it supposed to be? The J-2 is a passenger loco, so it wouldn't be too dirty. I think see a drybrush and airbrush job.

I've seen how good your diesels are, so steam should be easy for you. [tup]


QUOTE: Very nicely done! With everyone doing Aggro-trees and now doing Aggro-steamers, what's he gonna do to keep out in front?

I don't know. I think I'm out of ammo....[(-D]

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Posted by ragnar on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 11:44 AM
Ah'yep you were smart enough to not use a heavy hand,A light coat of weathering is the smart way to go ....you can aways add more if it seems appropriate but you can't undo paint job gone wrong unless you start all over......GOOD JOB!
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Posted by ereimer on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 12:51 PM
looks real nice , you can tell the engine has been used but there's still some maintainance and cleaning going on
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 2:06 PM
AWESOME! With all these threads on steam weathering, I may just have to go out and by an airbrush........
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Posted by dano99a on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 3:21 PM
Thanks everyone!

up_santsfe-
I used Airbrush and wet brush, and a little but not much "dry brush"

selector-
will do on that rust.. [:)]

Aggro-
Your right J-2 were used for passenger service, and a little frieght I have a few photos of one (or two) pulling coal (no suprise) but in all the photos they were pretty darn dirty this one is suppose to be OLD. I run GP7's and 9's on my layout and by then most if not all steam was GONE on the C&O by the 50's to 60 so it needed to look a little worse for wear.

Thanks everyone for all your feedback and encouragement, I'll post photos of my
2-6-6-2 and mike when I get them weathered.

Still learning.. [:)]

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 14, 2005 7:52 PM
Now thats COOL! Very nice. Where did you find color photos of C&O steam?
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Posted by dano99a on Thursday, April 14, 2005 8:54 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by BoRockhard

Now thats COOL! Very nice. Where did you find color photos of C&O steam?


C&O in Color Volume 1 & 2
Mainly Volume 1

Great books for modelers I also reccommend "C&O Frieght and Passenger Equipment in color" also a great reference for the C&O modeler. You can get them (insert sales pitch here) at the C&O Historical Society

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 14, 2005 11:51 PM
zist a loodle more dit. Well your'e way better than me.

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