Wednesday, 20 July 2016

THE MINER'S FED.

New addition to Maudetown Colliery's fleet.


Already looking a bit grubby, the National Coal Board's new Sentinel diesel has been at work on Maudetown Colliery's rail network for the past few weeks. The bright red livery has taken on a dusty appearance, although the shiny, polished finish is still visible in places. 

The Hornby model has received some custom-etched name and number plates from PH Designs, but other than that it's straight out of the box. A grey 'filter' has been airbrushed over the livery in order to tone it down. Washes were then applied to the seams and recesses and a few other weathering tricks employed until the model began to look the part. All that's missing is a footplate crew, complete with NCB donkey jackets!


5 comments:

  1. would be interested to know which grey filter you used. Thanks

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    1. Hi, I used heavily thinned Tamiya Dark Grey (XF24) as a filter.

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    2. Many thanks. You have achieved just the sort of dusty finish to blend everything.

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  2. Hornby 'Barabel' is indeed a super base for tweaking and weathering. Looks great George. I see you did not fit the etched replacement side plates available which remedy the spurious gap in the plates on the standard model. Having said that, matching the wasp stripes is hard if you do replace them. Much easier on the black model. ��

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    1. Thanks Keith. I'm not too bothered by the gap on the side plates, but the bright blue interior is irritating me, so that will have to be improved, along with new laser-cut glazing.

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