my first heavy weathering warning BAD PICS

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by bigsteel, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    hey yall,i bought some oils brushes acrylic and chalks and decided to try and HEAVILY weather some cars cause,lets face it i have othing better to do! heere they are.first up is a bowser 3 bay hopper C&O that was made EXTREMELY will be an ash car for my servicing area since they only used the crappiest for that job.oh yaeah and dont pay attention to the stand in trucks :p i just had them on to run it.
  2. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    alright,i just took a good look at my pics and il wait to post more since these are horrible.i think its just the camera....:mrgreen:.--josh
  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Josh:wav: , its real hard to tell from the pic:frowns: , but from what i can see, it DOES really look well used:winki: . i hate to comment to much on it without seeing better pics of it though. i DO give you 100 "at a boys" though for taking the first step and actually doing some weathering:thumb: , many are just to scarred to attempt it. you have made it over the first hurdle, CONGRATULATIONS!:thumb::mrgreen:
    :deano: -Deano
  4. Uintah Dave

    Uintah Dave Member

    Well done Josh.
  5. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    i attepted some steam weathering on my bachmann 2-8-0 and i hope my pics can do it justice,although the calcium deposits appear too bright.

  6. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    some more pics

  7. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    The steamer looks good from what I can see. One way to tone down the stark white of the calcium deposits is a thin overspray of the engine color over it all. I've heard this will blend the weathering elements together.

    You might get better pictures if you pose the item in front of a flat white backdrop. It looks like your camera is trying to focus on other things than you models as well as the glare coming off your shiny table!
  8. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Looks Great. Nicely Done.
  9. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

    Hey Josh,
    About those pics I notice you are putting the camera down to take them now. This is a good idea as the shutter speed of your camera with the flash off is to slow to get a good pic in hand. Those table top tri-pods are only like $20 that will improve things drastically. I was blown away with the transformation after I got one.

    Oh yeah good job...
  10. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    thanks for the compliments guys,and ill try to tone down those calcium deposits.
    ronp-ill try and find a small tri pod and i have some foam core board i can make a white backdrop from.thanks for the compliments and tips guys.this was my first weathering on an engine,let alone on a steamer :eek:,but i think it turned out OK for my tastes.--josh
  11. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member


    First, the Steamdome water buildup looks like paint (which it is) not mineral buildup. It's all too gloppy and much too heavy and opaque.

    DRYBRUSHING is the name of this game.

    Your rust needs some more color variation, and needs a more pitted/streaky look to it.

    The rest of it looks faily good, make sure to put a SMALL amount of gloss black on your journal boxes, and siderod pins.

    Look here for more inspiration. This shows an engine near the end of it's life in the mid 1950's. The Water buildup on the dome was done with a waterwash of bragdon enterprises weathering powder.
    MV&P’s 4-4-0 #96 « Interacting with Miniature Railroading.
  12. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    You're braver than I am! My first attempt weathering a locomotive involved a $12 life-like 0-4-0t.

    Perhaps you should try a few pictures outdoors with the is a kind of tough to give you some meaningful constructive criticism with the lighting effects.

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