To parody the B52's Love Shack (not a big fan myself), here are some shots of my attempts of "tin roof Rusty".
I have been having a blast getting back into weathering, and this is my latest batch.
|After adding the rust stains, the roof was sprayed a light coating of antique white to cut the shine on the silver. Then a heavier coat of a custom mix of road grime, followed by matt clear.|
|I find that red wagons need something a little extra to offset the dull colour, I would recommend a sand or more antique white, to pep up the browns and reds.|
|Exhibit A un-touched, Exhibit B weathered.|
|Side rust marks complete the model, as does swapping the bogies for Yellow.|
As per request, here is the recipe for the AN green, sorry it is not that definitive, but here goes.
First and foremost you need a photograph of the colour you intend to model.
Check out Norm Bray's site, I am sure you will find a suitable subject. This is the colour you are after. If you are the type that is all about paint specs and colour chips, this process may not be for you, this is not an exact science!
Start with Humbrol 101 green, I use a plastic tray with 6 self contained compartments, as a mixing tray.
Add a small amount of 101 green, you usually have to mix the green first to get all the pigments mixed in, so what ever drops off your mixing stick.
Add to this some Humbrol Matt white.
Check the photo to see if you are getting close with the hue.
When you think you have gone too far add a touch of royal blue.
This will knock the yellow out of the paint, and give you something close.