Oil Depot...

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Troy, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. Troy

    Troy Member

    Any thoughts on this "Ratio" Oil Depot Kit I just finished?
    Im thinking that I may have overdone the oil stains
    on the pipework?

    I tried quite a few methods of painting the tanks black but still have them look like they are made of steel and not just painted plastic. Nothing seemed to work until I found an article on the web about how to do it.
    It was very easy in the end and Im quite pleased with the result.
    I painted the tanks Polly Scale Engine Black then I lightly drybrushed Polly Scale Flat Aluminium in different spots. It makes it look like the black paint is worn away in parts and the steel is showing from underneath.



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    Troy Member

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  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

  5. ddavidv

    ddavidv Member

    Looks good to me.
    If the oil stains bother you, maybe a little sawdust there for some "oil-dri" to make it environmentally friendly. ;)
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Looking good!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Looks right to me!
  8. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    I think it looks realisitc also!

  9. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Very nice.:thumb:
  10. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    That came out great! :thumb:

    If the oil stains concern you, you could try "cleaning it" (leaving a light oil stain) then put some "fresh" darker stains over the top of it. Could give the impression of cleaning the area up over time. For insipiration, take a look at the floor of any fast food joint's drive-through. ;)
  11. Lemur

    Lemur New Member

    That is one sweet little project you have there (oil stains and all)! :thumb:
  12. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    You've Got It

    Don't change a thing , You've got it.
    The building and tanks look Great!

    :thumb: :)
  13. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Looks really nice Troy!
    :cool: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
  14. zeeglen

    zeeglen Member

    Looking great! I can almost smell the oil.
  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    A good lookin' oil depot Troy. Thanks for telling us how you painted the tanks.
  16. Troy

    Troy Member

    Thanks Everyone!

    Seems like everyone likes it so I will leave it as it is.
    Ive just completed my next project.... Midlands Signal Box....

    Im up for some suggestions on weathering it?

    Thanks again,


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