Thursday, July 01, 2021

Rusty bridge sides


A bit of gap filling on the high-level rail line. Using some Wills Vari-girder bridge components, fairly heavily hacked around, I've joined the bridge parapet to the canal bridge at last. 

There's some very heavy hairspray weathering going on as I wanted something very rusty, so nearly all the topcoats has been scrubbed off. It took a lot of toothbrush work though, possibly because I left the hairspray for a few days and it over-hardened. I do like this technique though. Even with limited skill, the results look (to my eye anyway) great. 

I'm now thinking the canal bridge side needs to move a bit so it doesn't stick out as far, but that's for another day.


Woz said...

G'day Phil,

You Said "possibly because I left the hairspray for a few days and it over-hardened."
What would be your usual time frame for this process ?

Cheers Woz

Phil Parker said...

I think letting the hair spray dry overnight is enough. Not well over a week like I did.

James H said...

I’d agree about it looking good!

Unknown said...

I have never heard of the hairspray method, how does it work?

Phil Parker said...

Full details and demo of the way I do it, can be found here: