Weathering clinic handout


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

At the just-concluded Lisle meeting, Richard Hendrickson and I did a joint clinic on weathering of freight cars. We ran out of handouts, so I have posted the handout document via GoogleDocs on my blog. Here is the link.

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2011/10/weathering-clinic-handout.html

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
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Jim Betz
 

Hi,

Tony - thanks for making this available!

All - on my computer (Win7) I had to download and open the
file using Adobe to get it to print correctly.
- Jim


Tim O'Connor
 

Tony, you guys left out (1) grit blasters and (2) "silver" Sharpie.

Also various grades of sandpaper (lately I use 3M soft sanding blocks).
These are great for going over flat car decks -after- they have been
weathered.

And if you can find it, REAL rust. I have maybe 8 oz of rust flakes
and powder collected from a scrap pile, from large fingernail sizes
down to fine pigment. Great for dirty gondola interiors.

Tim O'

At 10/24/2011 03:28 PM Monday, you wrote:
At the just-concluded Lisle meeting, Richard Hendrickson and I did a
joint clinic on weathering of freight cars. We ran out of handouts, so
I have posted the handout document via GoogleDocs on my blog. Here is
the link.

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2011/10/weathering-clinic-handout.html

Tony Thompson


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Tim O'Connor wrote:
Tony, you guys left out (1) grit blasters and (2) "silver" Sharpie.
Grit blasting is definitely in the presentation, just not in the handout. Tony


joseph nevin
 

Tony - Let me add my thanks as ell. Just one question, when you cut the Dullcoat 50/50 do you use Testor's thinner, or something else?

Joe

--- In STMFC@..., Jim Betz <jimbetz@...> wrote:

Hi,

Tony - thanks for making this available!

All - on my computer (Win7) I had to download and open the
file using Adobe to get it to print correctly.
- Jim


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Oct 25, 2011, at 3:43 PM, joseph nevin wrote:

Tony - Let me add my thanks as ell. Just one question, when you cut
the Dullcoat 50/50 do you use Testor's thinner, or something else?
I can answer that one. Dullcote is a lacquer, and can be thinned
with ordinary lacquer thinner purchased at your local hardware store
for a lot less than you'll pay for Testor's thinner.

Richard Hendrickson


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Joe Nevin wrote:
Tony - Let me add my thanks as ell. Just one question, when you cut the Dullcoat 50/50 do you use Testor's thinner, or something else?
I don't thin it, but Richard does. I know he uses lacquer thinner.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


Lee Thwaits <leethwaits@...>
 

Much talk about thinners. I have been using DuPont V-3602S acrylic lacquer thinner with all solvent based paints (haven't tried Trucolor paints yet) for years. Have sucessfully mixed Scalecoat and Floquil. It is available in auto paint stores.

Lee Thwaits


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Oct 25, 2011, at 8:30 PM, Lee Thwaits wrote:

Much talk about thinners. I have been using DuPont V-3602S acrylic
lacquer thinner with all solvent based paints (haven't tried Trucolor
paints yet) for years. Have sucessfully mixed Scalecoat and Floquil.
It is available in auto paint stores.
Lee, I use DuPont 3812S enamel reducer with Testors Modelmaster and
other enamels, but with Dullcote I have had excellent results using
ordinary paint store lacquer thinner.

Richard Hendrickson


Tim O'Connor
 

Yep, I use Dupont V-3608s. I don't know the difference between the two
(3602 and 3608). Both are low-VOC thinners.

Tim O'Connor

Much talk about thinners. I have been using DuPont V-3602S acrylic
lacquer thinner with all solvent based paints (haven't tried Trucolor
paints yet) for years. Have sucessfully mixed Scalecoat and Floquil.
It is available in auto paint stores.

Lee Thwaits


VINCE PUGLIESE
 

Tony::

I would add the use of pigments, filters and washes (look for products from MIG Productions or AK Interactive)used by armor/aircraft modelers.

There are many websites and videos (YouTube) that explain how to use these products.


.vp


PS: If you are feeling adventurous look up the 'hairspray' weathering technique - you will be most impressed with the results.




.vp

--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

At the just-concluded Lisle meeting, Richard Hendrickson and I did a
joint clinic on weathering of freight cars. We ran out of handouts, so
I have posted the handout document via GoogleDocs on my blog. Here is
the link.

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2011/10/weathering-clinic-handout.html

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

semovente (not signing his full name) wrote:

I would add the use of pigments, filters and washes (look for products from MIG Productions or AK Interactive)used by armor/ aircraft modelers.
There are many websites and videos (YouTube) that explain how to use these products.
This clinic and its handout was NOT intended as encyclopedic coverage of all weathering techniques or materials, and the list of what we omitted would be far longer than what we included. What we DID set out to do was compactly describe the methods Richard and I use, and show the results. Period. But that said, I am always interested in trying new materials or methods, and the military modelers have much to teach us about effective weathering.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history