Thursday, August 9, 2018

WEATHERING ROOFS AND OTHER THINGS

13-6-83  4495 AND A 48  PREPARE FOR DEPARTURE INTO THE NIGHT FROM  CENTRAL STATION  WITH N13. THE  CREW DOUBLE CHECK DIRECTIONS BEFORE DEPARTURE . TURN LEFT AT BROADMEADOW THEN HANG A RIGHT AT WERRIS CREEK
FOLLOW YOUR NOSE UNTIL G I . WE SHOULD BE THERE BY 10.30
PS
MAKE SURE YOU GET ALL THE FOOD AND DRINK YOU NEED BEFORE WE LEAVE
THESE BAS%^#*DS DON'T GET OR DESERVE A DINNING CAR.


 I have been doing some weathering lately among other things ,on the MB / MRC style wagons as produced by SDS.
These wagon are fantastic ,with congratulations to all concerned.
Apart from the roof !
There is so much detail in the roof covering that hasn't been modeled or perhaps painted on the roof .
This area is going to be the most look at part of the model.
So why not put at least half the effort put into the under frame ?
So armed with some detail shots I had taken ,which just happen to be set in my modelling time period.
I set about trying to fix this problem.
Most of the Roof covering ( Malthoid ) which looks to be in various width sheets, can be represented with  a pencil line to be the joint ,Then dry and wet brushing of the various stages of weathering from original silver to black and patched sections.
The roof hatches I presume are covered in Malthoid too.But haven't been able to find any roof pictures to confirm.So I followed my intuition on this.
The sides of the wagons are in various stages of deterioration and patching .With wet and dry brushing, washes and chalks used to turn the wagons into important members of the wagon roster.
After I completed the SDS versions ,I found a pack of TRAINORAMA MRC,s which didn't look as good as the SDS models but after I got stuck into them ,Its made them a lot more presentable ..
I have Added some of my detail shots to give examples of the extremes in appearance with different signage ,repairs and patches to side wall areas which can be used on these wagons around the 80,s time frame.Along with the model shots.


                             
                                                    MRC 25075 BATHURST 11-1-85
    




                                                                           BPV 25762
                                                                SDS PACK H 1970,S


                                                                              
 
                                                 MRC 25774 GOULBURN  8-10-83


                                                  MB 22895 GOULBURN 8-10-83





                                                                         MRC 25050
                                                             TRAINORAMA MRC PACK A







                                                       MRC 25752 GOULBURN 8-10-83
               


                                                  NRMA 25732 GOULBURN 8-10-83


                                                                           MRC 25054
                                                                       SDS PACK H 1970,S









                                                MRC 25723 GOULBURN 8-10-83



                                                         W370 GRAFTON 13-4-86



                                                                          MB 25061








                             


                                                     MRC 25769 GOULBURN 8-10-83



                                                                    MRC 25062
                                                       TRAINORAMA MRC PACK A









                                                       MRC 25081 BATHURST 8-11-85
                                      
                                
                                             MRMA 25076 GOULBURN 8-10-83



                                                                          MRC 25757
                                                                 SDS PACK H 1970,s








                                                 MBC 22911 GOULBURN 8-10-83


                                                                       MB 25071
                                                               SDS PACK G 1970,S







                                                MBMA 22886 GOULBURN 8-10-83




                                                       MB 22908 GOULBURN 8-10-83


                                                                    MB 25722
                                                            SDS PACK G 1970,S









                                                 MRC 25735 GOULBURN 8-10-83


                                             MBC 22916 /  L907 GOULBURN 8-10-83


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