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Thread: Beet wagons, what colour were they?

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    Pardon me, I am remiss once more in thanking you all for the encouraging words regarding my efforts. My decision to model the Irish scene has been repaid many times over by the freely given help, advice and upbuilding comments.

    Regards all,

    -Rob

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    Oops Robert my apologies i must have missed it as i searched. Some nice bits in the making there all right but i think he is still developing them so its probably still a work in progress.
    Regards Gareth.

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    Yes Gareth, there does seem to be another iteration (of the cattle wagon) on the site since I last checked. The renderings of his/their 2mm stuff do look rather nice, so hopefully it will come to fruition in time.

    -Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Davies View Post
    Attachment 4372

    A representation... On a shortened Dapol 12ft chassis.

    Base Colour for the chassis, bauxite.

    After scrubbing and cleaning up the Shapeways body, I coated it with 'Mr Surfacer 1200' http://www.spruemart.co.uk/index.php...id=44&Itemid=1 then gave a thin, almost a wash coat of Revell enamel No.87, and drybrushed the top half with Precision Paints 'sleeper grime'. Just before it was all dry I treated the upper half again with Tamiya weathering powders 'rust', and the lower half with Tamiya powders 'sand'.

    I'll probably put some of Weshty's number and maintenance patches on it when it's cured out properly.

    -Rob
    Rob, a sweet job. The weathered colour on the beets is really hard to define (grey/rust/light brown??) but you've pretty much hit the nail on the head there. Class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel281 View Post
    I'm lovin' that one....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel281 View Post
    Hi folks,

    a few days ago I browsed through flickr, now I saw this thread here and thought it could be useful to add some links:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jncarter1962/8233749738/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/irishsw...ie/5768602830/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/irishsw...ie/5768059265/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/finnyus/8191962288/

    Hope it helps a little bit.

    Gerhard.

    Thanks for digging those up for me Gerhard

    An oddity strikes me - well many do really, but one relevant to these pictures - within each of the pictures, all the beet wagons are very similarly coloured, but between the photos there subtle but significant variations in the colourations. I suspect it is to do with how wet the wagon is, how damp the atmosphere is, and how recently it rained. What am I taking from all of this? Make all the beet wagons in your train similarly coloured.

    -Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel281 View Post
    Hi folks,

    a few days ago I browsed through flickr, now I saw this thread here and thought it could be useful to add some links:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jncarter1962/8233749738/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/irishsw...ie/5768602830/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/irishsw...ie/5768059265/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/finnyus/8191962288/

    Hope it helps a little bit.

    Gerhard.
    Cool Gerhard, thanks for that.

    Rich,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Davies View Post
    Thanks for digging those up for me Gerhard

    An oddity strikes me - well many do really, but one relevant to these pictures - within each of the pictures, all the beet wagons are very similarly coloured, but between the photos there subtle but significant variations in the colourations. I suspect it is to do with how wet the wagon is, how damp the atmosphere is, and how recently it rained. What am I taking from all of this? Make all the beet wagons in your train similarly coloured.

    -Rob
    Nice pics and them were the days we thought would never end.
    As the wagons were off loaded by high pressure hose its safe to assume the paint was washed off and mother nature washed on.

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