|View single post by brungardra|
|Posted: Fri Oct 22nd, 2010 03:02 am||
|I recently decided to get out of N scale after 7 years.
I've always been crazy about detailing things, and N scale got frustrating.
I figured a scale change would be just the thing to keep my sanity,
so after selling most of my N scale stuff off, I picked up a Shay and Log cars, and almost immediately set to work...
I tried the painting tips on the Boulder Valley Models website, and I was pretty happy with the results for the wood.
I did add a step, which was drybrushing with an artist's colored pencil in a 30% cool grey.
The rust is Artists oils and Bragdon powders.
When I first started building models as a kid,
A guy I knew who was a stellar modeller said "Anyone can take an expensive model and ruin it with a crap paint job.
It takes time and practice to take a crap model and make it LOOK expensive."
As a bonus, earlier in the week, a large branch snapped off a maple across the street...
I started building trains for the money and the Groupies. Now I just do it for the Groupies.