Thursday, 7 August 2014

OH MY LORD! (Part 2)

Big Heljan 'Western' gets the weathered treatment


My workbench has been creaking under the weight of this Heljan 'O' gauge 'Western'. It has been a record-breaking weathering job for a friend, who needed it done for a relative's birthday present. Virtually everything was done in a single (albeit very long) evening and, by using Tamiya acrylics, there was little hanging around for the paint to dry. I've employed a few different varnishes to seal the Tamiya paint and fine-tune the overall effect. Gloss was sprayed on the sides and ends and 'light sheen' and 'semi matt' at various points on the roof and underframe - all from the Alclad2 range.

Now all I have to do is wait for the varnish to dry before packing it up and lugging it down to the post office - should be good exercise for the biceps..!


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