Boots, many thanks indeed ole chap . Nice piccy you found there too, hope Ian isn't offended with me doing a train thingy .
Jeff, thank you for the AB compliment fella .
Pete, very kind of thee sire .
Guy, dank je vriendelijk buurman .
Ian, welcome and cheers fella. This is WW1 trench supply train, as Boots has very kindly shown us They were built by the Simplex company : simplex.avlr.org.uk/
Steve, well appreciated fella .
Okay chaps, yesterday I started getting this thing dirtied and worn. First off a wash was added, Grey for Dunkel Gelb , then I sealed that in with VMS gloss. I then did a pin wash around those feckin rivets, and some streaking around the vehicle. Scratches came next, with which I certainly ain't finished with yet. Also the exhaust got a rusting which might have gotten a tad out of hand .
I also picked up the track section at my LHS yesterday, this is now nailed to a base and primed . More on that side as and when .
With this being such a feckin huge kit, the scratches are going to need some depth . I have mixed up a lighter version of the base colour (glad I hadn't forgotten what it was ) , and have started adding this to the bottom of the scratch .
Jeff, cheers bro . There's nuttin like a good crusty exhaust
Ian, much obliged mucker
Carl, glad you appreciate the crustiness too .
Steve, you certainly can't beat the ole Gold cleaner . Cheers also fella
Boots, I reckon that makes us blood bothers .
Bill, most appreciated Sir . That means something coming from a 1/4 scaler like yourself .
Pete, you words are most appreciated too ole chap .
Okay then dear followers, I added a second shiny coat yesterday and today got another wash from Mig. After washing the most of the wash off again I added some more streaking grime and blended that in . Next will be a matt coat, maybe . If not I shall add some pigments ala VMS with their pigment fixing system . We'll see tomorrow.
Jeff, a very wise decision you have made there fella . Many thanks also Sir
John, you may be a tad late but hey, welcome and thankyou kind sire .
Carl, I do believe I learned most of this from a guy called Carl . Many thanks indeed fella .
So today I blasted the train with VMS matt, then I added some Mig fresh engine oil around the hinges and engine starter. After that came dry brush with some lightened base coat green. The rivets I then picked out with an even lighter base coat green and she got a rub down with graphite powder (very lightly added to a soft cloth) .
So what do you lads think, does it need more or is this okay ?