Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Post Man has been again

So I had a parcel waiting for me when I arrived home last night contained within it were my OCY wagons from SDS Models. What can I say WOW the details on these are awesome RP 88 wheels as standard plus whisker Kadee scale head couplers as standard the brake details underneath are just awesome the bogies have full brake detail and the deck looks superb see for yourself.


A great model well worth picking up.

Also I have been busy weathering some more stuff lately I have been trying some more of the MIG washes that I used on the CW's  on some of my other stock as well as some powders from Bragdon see what you think.

 Trainorama BWH wheat hopper I applied a dark wash then faded it with thinners to get the faded grey look then used powders for the rust and finished with some poly scale dirt along the bottom with the airbrush and railroad tie brown on the wheels.

 Austrain's PV & CV's given a light coat of H343 soot from Aqueous then washed with MIG dark wash and dusted with powders.

Austrains MLE finally weathered the deck was dry brushed with Tamiya XF20 and then dark wash applied then fished with powders and the steel load.
And Finally

I applied a neutral wash from MIG over both of these and then washed it with thinners added a bit of powder around the bogies to highlight them a bit and a little bit of soot across the top of the white one I will still do a little bit around the sub frame but after Liverpool.

I will be there operating Waterfall on Sunday with the rest of the IMRA crew if you want to say hi. It sounds like it will be a great show I know I am looking forward to leaving with a whole heap more goodies I don't think the bank manager is though. I hope to see you there.

Cheers Jon   

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Country Branch Lines Part 5

I picked up a new book today from train hobby productions Country Branch lines Part 5 Volume 1. The book is a photographic profile of the cross country line between Blaney & Harden and also includes photos the Grenfell & Eugowra branch lines. There are lots of great weathering shots of tankers, CW's, BSV's, LCH's etc and I would highly recomend it for weathering. Sorry about the bad photo.