Friday, 1 July 2016

DUST & RUST

More adventures in corroded steel.


I've just welcomed another item of rolling stock to my 'O' gauge fleet, in the form of a Parkside Dundas kit of the iconic BR 16ton mineral wagon. Before assembly, the plastic bodyshell components were treated to a bit of panel beating work with a ball pein hammer, inducing a pronounced outward bow. The textured, peeling paintwork accentuates the lumps and bumps in the 'steelwork'. Although I've used these techniques extensively on my 'OO' fleet, this is the first time I've adapted it to the larger scale. 

The processes involved are to be explained and illustrated in a forthcoming book that I'm currently working on, hopefully to appear sometime in 2017. 


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