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wesleybeks
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Posted - 10/18/2011 :  02:21:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike. Much appreciated.

The lettering is actually a stencil that you tape to the walls and blot over with a paint brush. So you have complete control on the amount of weathering you want to apply.



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UKGuy
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Posted - 10/18/2011 :  5:28:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by runner

You're off to a great start on this one Wes, but Karl A. will probably really get going after he recovers from his marathon drive home from Peabody.


There's a couple of other projects spread out on my desk right now to finish first Mike.
One of which is the SierraWest Railroad Camp. Very soon though.

Karl.A

OOOPS Sorry Mike...



Edited by - UKGuy on 10/19/2011 7:19:23 PM

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wesleybeks
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Posted - 10/24/2011 :  05:58:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi again everyone.

Had some free time lastnight and decide to do the brickwork section of the kit. I was anxious to try it out because ive never done a brick wall before. Im quite pleased with the result.

This huge chunk of resin comes in the kit. I just love the smell of the resin castings in a Sierra West kit.






Let me know your thoughts.



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ETinBH
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Posted - 10/24/2011 :  09:46:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You slammed it for sure!

Elliott

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scott robertson
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Posted - 10/24/2011 :  10:11:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit scott robertson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I would say "....it is the smell of victory." Well done. Scott


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wesleybeks
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Posted - 10/24/2011 :  10:31:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for taking the time to look Elliott and Scott.

Really appreciate it.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/24/2011 :  10:38:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice brick work.

Jerry


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Ensign
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Posted - 10/24/2011 :  11:05:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic looking brick walls Wes!

Greg Shinnie



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PaulS
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Posted - 10/24/2011 :  11:33:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wes, the brick walls look outstanding. Would you mind sharing with us how you did this, inquiring minds would like to know?

Thanks in advance,



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wesleybeks
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Posted - 10/24/2011 :  12:19:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the kind words guys.

Paul. My method was first to spray the casting with a cheap rattle can. I used red oxide primer. Once that dried for a day, I stippled on a cheap grey Acrylic craft paint to fill in the mortar joints. Immediately I went over the whole wall with a damp rag to remove the paint from the brick surface.

The wall was then dusted with different mig weathering powders (darkest first moving to lighter) in a downward stroke. I tried to apply the powders in a random pattern to try vary the shades over the wall.

That's basically it. Not very complex. I do need to still colour the cement foundation section on the bottom of the casting.



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eTraxx
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Posted - 10/24/2011 :  1:10:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit eTraxx's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cool. So .. wiping the paint off of the bricks with the damp rag leaves gray in the recessed bricks in addition to the mortar. Really like that effect .. of course .. that is effective because Karl A. carved them that way. I mean .. I REALLY like the effect. :)


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wesleybeks
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Posted - 10/24/2011 :  1:32:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ed.

Karl really did an awesome job on the brick carving.



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stevepass
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Posted - 10/24/2011 :  7:54:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First brick wall ... no way! Looks awesome!

Steve



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Mike Engler
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Posted - 10/24/2011 :  8:45:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wes- Your bricks are as good as I've seen. Of course it helped to have such a great casting to work with!


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UKGuy
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Posted - 10/24/2011 :  11:00:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Great looking brickwork Wes, you really captured and showed off the depth and character of the casting nicely.

Karl.A



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