A Line on the Water

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Postby dieselwater » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:58 am

Thanks chaps :D :D I'm really chuffed to be able share my creations and to inspire others.
Little old lines to somewhere.

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Postby Les » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:57 pm

Really inspiring David. Wish I could emulate your oh-so-subtle rusty paint job :( . Can you let us into how it was achieved? And the details like the bucket hanging in the cab truly add character.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:20 pm

Great character in your latest creation David. Really like all the junk in the cab, makes it look very lived in :)
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Postby chris69 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:15 am

Hi David,
just love what you have done.A few questions,do you weather with washes or dry brush?Looks to me more like dry brush.And the Jacket or tarp in the cab,did you do that the same way as the tarps on the shed?

I went back to building the layout,2 locos is enough at this moment.But boy do I have ideas.I need to stay off the net.

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Postby dieselwater » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:58 am

Thanks for the Gnice compliments! Still a little tweaking to do. Chassis alignment and a touch up here and there... oh and maybe those lights...

Painting and weathering Swampy style :twisted:

For "Swampy" (sometimes varies, depends on the effect you want to achieve). I'm painting mostly thin card, with some plastic.

I wanted a very rusty, dirty but still being used effect.

I used a combination of poster and oil paints. I used a spray to undercoat the whole loco. I rarely thin my paints, perticularly the oils. I used mostly drybrushing or at least limited amounts of paint on the brush at a time. This will give you more control. I use flat and round oil paint brushes and not all that small. I use the very small type when drybrushing small detail.

I used burnt sienna poster paint to cover the undercoat. Use Stipple strokes for flat(ish) areas and vertical stokes for vertical/ sloping areas. Sometimes I break this rule if I want some texture on the side panels etc and then I stipple on some vertical areas too.

The poster paint dries almost instantly, so then I turn to my oils. For Swampy I used several, a cadmium yellow oil paint mixed with white (not thinned), to give a variety of shades. I like this yellow because it's warm. I then painted the yellow in differing areas, leaving out the more textured areas. Then I used yellow ocre poster paint, to paint on top of the still exposed burnt sienna places. I let the yellow dry for awhile. Then I used a combination of raw umber and raw sienna oils (not thinned), stippled and streaked in a few areas.

Inside the cab, I painted it yellow, and then I used raw umber to give dark tones, to emphize the shadows, and general cab muck. etc.

Some details like the exhaust and windows, I painted and added later. Once details were added I blended them into the loco. Finaly, I went over the loco with a light grey oil paint, dry brushing all the details.

I hope this helps... :roll: :lol: I may do a thread in the future showing the step by step process with pics.

Tarps-

Soak toilet/ kitchen paper, strong thickish stuff (the texture of the paper will smooth out) in colored water (poster paint washing pot).

Tear the rough size you want, brush on some thinned white glue, and drape it over the area you want to cover. Try to make sure it falls naturally and leave to set/ dry.
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Little old lines to somewhere.

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Postby Les » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:20 am

Thanks David. An illustrated step-by-step guide would be great if you could find the time. Such is the price of sharing the results of excellent work!
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Postby dieselwater » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:08 am

Swampy's going off to do some work by the coast:

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And back home for a brew, after a long day of shifting scrap metal:

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Postby altterrain » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:24 pm

Nice pics! Its a very scenic little railroad!

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Postby chris69 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:59 pm

Hi David,
Boy does she look right at home.
So she was pulled out of the swamp after the engineer gut drunk,derailed and sank her? Well your team did a great salvage job!

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Postby dieselwater » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:28 pm

chris69 wrote:Hi David,
Boy does she look right at home.
So she was pulled out of the swamp after the engineer gut drunk,derailed and sank her? Well your team did a great salvage job!

Greetings
Chris :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock: 8)


Yeah, it was up towards the mine area, north of the line... There had been some complaints of uneven track, over the swampy, boggy section. Well that's the excuse given :wink: :roll: :lol: :lol:
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Re: A Line on the Water

Postby kevo » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:01 pm

Hi David i have been skipping through yr posts , really great work . justjust wanted to ask is this one of your locos as well
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.as i am sure it was here on this site i did see it , thanks kevin
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Re: A Line on the Water

Postby PeterH » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:36 am

Dieselwater hasn’t posted here for years. That sure looks his distinctive style.
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Postby kevo » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:48 am

Thanks peter for that i to havent been on the GN 15 site for some time so it was a long shot ? to get a reply . but i am sure it was here i saw the loco of diesel water .{davids} its just i built some thing very simular
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Postby chris stockdale » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:04 pm

Nice looking loco there Kevin.

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Postby kevo » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:49 pm

Thanks chris i hope to be starting a new thread soon. i made two locos some time ago
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Postby kevo » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:50 pm

:oops: sorry two pics the same
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Re: A Line on the Water

Postby chris stockdale » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:12 pm

Kevin,

Extra pic tidied away. No charge. :D

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