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
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...
I may do a thread in the future showing the step by step process with pics.
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.
Little old lines to somewhere.