|Here is a green ABFX which was faded then weathered. I started with a mix of Humbrol paints, a little bit of green, white and importantly blue, as you can see by photos, check out Norm Bray's site, its on the link bar on the right. You will find that green mostly fades the yellow out of the pigment, thus this is a very important step. This can be described a a heavy wash.|
|I also forgot how easy it is to work with Humbrol paints, and the pigments can always be resurected . Once the fade wash has cured, there needs to be a bit of definition between the outside ribs and the body panels, the ribs will have things constantly rubbing against them where as the panels won't.. After this I added rust colour into the roof panels and side panels.|
|to bind all these colours all together , a dusting of Acufex custom mixed road grime, over the roof and under the body, and on an extreme angle on the sides. a light dusting of grimy black, and follow up with a light but consistent coat of matt clear. All that is left to do is a wash of matt black for the bogie detail.|
|Here is a shot of all three.|
|Here is the finished product, ready to blast across your desert layout, with a string of TOFC.|
|The original Austrains DL is on the right, the weathered one is on the left.|
|The little details first, using a wash of Humbrol matt black, wash down the Air condtioner grilles and body joint lines. This will give the model definition.|
|Using a silver paint pen, paint the windcreen seals, and windscreen wiper blades.|
Paint the uncoupler lift bar, yellow, again a paint pen will do the trick.
Paint the inside of the five chime airhorn green.
|Turning to the B end, paint the edge between the yellow B end and the grey roof with a thin line of Green.|
Also paint the coupler lift bar Green.
|Wash the bogies with Humbrol matt black.|
|Compare the this shot from the one above, even in this early stages the details realy start to pop out.|
|The mansard roof sections need to be painted Humbrol 64 grey, the difference between is obvious.|
|The foot access holes in the nose and in the mansard section of the roof need to be painted yellow, |
As do the door handrails again a paint pen will do the trick.
the recessed sections behind the frame need to be painted matt black.
With a permanent black marker paint out the bogie frame holders.
Compare with the shot below.
|The modified model is top left, note the difference in detail and hue. The middle section of the roof and fans was washed with matt Black.|
|Grind up some chalks, deep red, yellow and dark grey, with a flat wide brush , rub the mixture onto the bogies, and them to a lesser extent the body sides, and roof. The nose will also need a vigorous application.|
At this point every thing has not quite gone together, we need to mix all these colours in together.
|Here is the end result on the roof not the spread of the exhaust and the Humbrol 64 lifts the roof colour.|
|Both B ends|