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What a Mess!!!!

Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue May 08, 2007 6:13 pm

I guess the paying public at Burton will probably be asking for refunds :twisted: when they see this :roll:
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There's another couple to come. Sorry Steve :lol:
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Postby Geno6309 » Tue May 08, 2007 6:23 pm

It's a thing of beauty. Either it lives in a corrosive environment or the company needs to work on employee morale. Either way you've captured it perfectly.
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Tue May 08, 2007 6:42 pm

you ought to put a collection box out for the "Knackered Loco Renovation Fund" :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Postby Robin » Tue May 08, 2007 9:50 pm

The city of Brampton where I live has what is termed "after winter clean up" where rubbish /garbage is placed by the curb to be picked up.But in this case the ministry of the environment has to be called as this is classified as hazardous and is subject to stiff penalties and the revoking of operating license. Therefore Gerry congratulations, you have won the award which you did not know off. Operating license please!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I like.
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Postby michael » Wed May 09, 2007 2:32 am

I'm just glad its not maroon :twisted: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

great job Gerry :!:
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Postby SOUTHPASS » Wed May 09, 2007 3:07 am

Yes Gerry, it should have been green. Orange gives no protection from corrosion :D .
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Postby GUTMACH » Wed May 09, 2007 4:03 am

It wouldn't be hanging around toxic waste or biological weapon dumpsite, or some such thing, would it?

Nice job, makes me wanna wash my hands.....

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed May 09, 2007 5:13 am

SOUTHPASS wrote:Yes Gerry, it should have been green. Orange gives no protection from corrosion :D .

This is what GREEN ones look like after similar treatment :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:
http://www.railwaysofthefarsouth.co.uk/ ... esloco.jpg
Battered frames of the Krauss 0-4-0WT still in the Industrial environment which should now be obvious!
I'll show you why they're ORANGE (or YELLOW) when I re-find the link :wink:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed May 09, 2007 5:41 am

Thanks for the comments Guys, respecting copyright here's the Locos I was looking for:
http://www.ingr.co.uk/images/cerv07.jpg
http://www.ingr.co.uk/images/cervia%20news.jpg
More here those that are interested:
http://www.ingr.co.uk/cervia.html
Almost certainly the last location in Europe using a powered rail system in the Salt Pan environment; unless, of course, someone Gnows otherwise.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed May 09, 2007 10:43 am

Honestly guys, that is not one of my kits :lol: they dont rust like that :lol:

Love it Gerry, it looks very well used and abused, will look great in action.
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Postby NICKJW » Wed May 09, 2007 12:13 pm

looks great Gerry.

I can see some nice ferns growing through the bonnet of that little beauty.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed May 09, 2007 1:32 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Honestly guys, that is not one of my kits :lol: they dont rust like that :lol:

Love it Gerry, it looks very well used and abused, will look great in action.


Wait until you see the next one Steve, currently cooking with a Two Pot Rusting Process from States :twisted: Now that really is rust :lol: :lol:
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Postby GUTMACH » Fri May 11, 2007 5:41 am

Well, there is a project, re-creating the scene with the line-up of critters, will try to run this one by my wife....

"Yes, I need to buy all of those motors and geared wheelsets, so that I can re-create the scene in this photo!"

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri May 11, 2007 7:54 am

Gnat Gnaturally rusted:
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Driver somewhat worse for wear as well :shock: :lol: :lol:
Next time you see this Loco it will have been further transformed :wink:
Has to be ready for Burton.
By the way the first photos of the rusted Hornet should have looked like this Colourwise - I didn't edit it correctly.
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Postby andrew blackwell » Fri May 11, 2007 12:38 pm

Fantastic work, you must be a master of oxidisation! Jealous of those two items.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri May 11, 2007 12:57 pm

Looks really great Gerry, wish I had the nerve to go that far with weathering mine, wouldnt be a good advert for the kits though :wink: .

Is that the two part rust paint on the second loco, it seems to have a little more texture than the first one. Also the top picture of the Gnat, it appears that the orange has almost gone on the sides of it. Is that a trick of the light, or have you gone over the orange with something :?: It certainly gives a good effect.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri May 11, 2007 1:07 pm

andrew blackwell wrote:Fantastic work Gerry, you must be a master of oxidisation! Seriously jealous of those two items.

Andrew


Commissions taken :wink: BUT I Gneed payment in advance in case client has second thoughts :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Seriously though second one is easy as little artistic talent is required just paint on the iron dust (it's liquid). Let it dry for 24 hours :cry: the bit I don't like; afterwards merely paint on a rusting solution which you can slosh on everywhere :roll: A rusty Loco photo is really only thing required to get the idea of the worst spots, now did I bother to look :?: :oops:
However I did have a short teach-in one evening from the Maestro Nick who's comments appear above.
Thanks Nick something must have sunk in :D
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri May 11, 2007 1:28 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Looks really great Gerry, wish I had the nerve to go that far with weathering mine, wouldn't be a good advert for the kits though :wink: .

Is that the two part rust paint on the second loco, it seems to have a little more texture than the first one. Also the top picture of the Gnat, it appears that the orange has almost gone on the sides of it. Is that a trick of the light, or have you gone over the orange with something :?: It certainly gives a good effect.


Guess you're right about the weathering for your displays Steve :!:
The Hornet does have the two part treatment, looks great :roll: I'm emailing the Cervia Saltpan in Italy to tell them they Gneed more rust :twisted:
The Gnat pictures have now been re-posted to give a better colour balance. Yes Steve, something I've used before BUT this time it was more accidental :wink: Loco was originally a superb Green painted by a one-time member (I think) of this group and I ruined his superb finish :oops:
The Orange was applied more sparingly on that Loco so what you see is the darker green breaking through which naturally makes the finish look dirty without any further work. Really a happy accident because using Halford Spray Cans it's not easy to get right. I guess it's a piece of cake with an air brush but I'm Gnot going there :lol:
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Gnat with Canopy

Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri May 11, 2007 1:32 pm

For those not going to Burton (many I guess) here's how the Gnat will appear albeit prior to rusting the additions.
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Dr Who Technique

Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri May 11, 2007 5:08 pm

Applying this Technique the Loco is now finished :wink:
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The rust should intensify over the next few days :wink: rain is forecast :twisted:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri May 11, 2007 5:24 pm

Like it Gerry, the roof should keep the drivers on the saltpans a little cooler. I like the timbered rear to the cab. gives a nice bit of contrast. Well done on the focusing of the camera on the gauges, not easy to do.
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Postby Peter » Fri May 11, 2007 10:45 pm

The rust should intensify over the next few days rain is forecast

Just be careful it doesn't dissolve completely!
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Postby GUTMACH » Sat May 12, 2007 5:07 am

Great looking lokie! The roof looks like it was cut from a soda can, then painted.

And the angle stock holding up the corners, metal or styrene?

I agree with Steve, the photos and compositions look terrific.

Hope you don't mind if I copy the photos for personal use.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat May 12, 2007 6:34 am

Thanks guys, it helps to have a good starting point :wink:
The roof is made from a Venetian Blind slat Wayde and has Ali tape adhered to the top face which was then distressed with fine grade "Wet & Dry" as it's known over here. Used extensively in Motor Body repair trade to rub down paint. Finally painted with a very diluted grey Acrylic and almost immediately wiped with tissue.
The angled stock is brass at bonnet end and the rear comes from a well known Kit Manufacturer (resin) heavily modified :lol: :lol:
I've given up on styrene stock to hold Loco rooves (or roofs) as I find it lacks strength when handled.
No problem with using photos for your own use.
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Postby Colin Peake » Sat May 12, 2007 7:38 am

Looking forward to seeing all these next week Gerry, do we need to warn the other exhibitors about the dangerously salty atmosphere we will both be bringing and it's effects? At least the sea air is a little less corrosive!

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