Monday, 27 August 2012

ALL TRESTLED UP 2

Wagon painted and trestle dyed


A bit more progress to report on my BR Trestle wagon: the wagon has been painted using a variety of Lifecolor acrylics to get the bare timber effect on the floor, using the Weathered Wood set of 6 shades. Lifecolor's BR freight grey was also used for the steel sides and ends. As for the real wood trestles, a mix of oil-based wood dyes was used to get a nicely weathered appearance. You can't beat real wood - it looks just like the real thing!

Next step is to add all the scratchbuilt strengthening plates and bolts, add transfers and make an authentic load of sheet steel. Oh, and the photos show the trestle plonked on back to front - but don't fear - it hasn't been fixed on yet!


4 comments:

  1. ..but, but, but, weathered wood is grey.

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  2. Hi Bill,
    It's never that simple! It depends on the type of wood, how it's been treated and how long it's been open to the elements. The grainy 1960s colour pic I've been working from shows the timber trestles looking pretty close to how I've stained the wood. Although there are some darker patches that I need to create once all the brackets and bolts have been added.
    Cheers,
    George.

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  3. Hi George
    I have been trying out the Lifecolor Weathered wood set on an O Gauge 5 plank. I have added the warm base & it looks really patchy. I applied it with a No 10 flat brush. Will it look better once I have dry brushed the other 5 colours & given it a wash as in your DVD Weathered Rolling Stock? I also thought of giving it a dusting of Phoenix weathered wood as a final coat.

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    1. Yes, it's bound to be a little patchy after only a single coat. The Lifecolor set needs to be layered over several coats of each of the shades. My new book on weathering rolling stock and locomotives should be out in a couple of months, and it contains loads of tips and demos on replicating bare timber. More details will be posted on this Blog in due course, or see www.crowood.com.
      Cheers,
      George.

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