Friday, January 30, 2015
Dirty choccie wagon
For a generic Dapol body stuck on a 1980s Peco chassis, I'm thinking this looks OK now it's finished.
Weathering was simple enough, first, the blue paint was dry-brushed with the same colour let down with pale grey. Black bits were dry-brushed grey, anything metal with rust.
Then a wash of Vallejo flat earth with a hint of the same firms flat brown on the metal areas. The trick is to put it on and then remove most of the paint with a wet brush, working in downward strokes.
Once dry, some Humbrol weathering powders - black and smoke - were worked over the surface, again finished with downward strokes with a stiff brush.
The aim was a dirty finish but with the colours showing through. No point on starting with a yellow wagon if it ends up the colour of a turd instead of a buttercup!