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#21 Paul B

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:54 PM

Excellent build and weathering.

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:12 AM

Well done! Very realistic. An excellent example of rusting and weathering.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 05:10 AM

Thanks again for the kind words!

The kit is built from the box, no additions other than the small amount of wiring on the engine. As for weathering techniques, the chassis was painted with humbrol red then I added the scratches and scrapes with brown Vallejo acrylic paint and a small brush. When dry, I used Burnt Umber artists oil paint and added the downward streaks of rust with a flat brush. I then let that dry for a week or so before adding a wash of very thin black oil paint, allowing it to build around the details. The body work was all airbrushed matt black then randomly sprayed with patches of dark and mid brown to simulate the rust which was to show when I took the top paint off. as i used acrylic paints, I sealed these with Humbrol matt cote. When this was dry, I sprayed a fairly heavy coat of my wife's hairspray on, doing a section at a time. When this was dry (about 10 to 15 minutes, i airbrushed the top coat, blue on the cab, black for the fenders, again one area at a time. I used Vallejo matt acrylic paint. This is a technique I saw for painting whitewashed tanks so I don't know if gloss paints would work as you need to be able to get water under the top coat so it reacts with the hairspray. When the topcoat had dried (again, about 15 minutes) I took a small - old! - brush and plain water and started scrubbing at a small area. As the hairspray dissolves, it lifts the top paint which I lifted off with kitchen roll (paper towel). Do a small area at a time and just keep taking paint off until it looks right! As I had used matt (flat) paint, I freehand airbrushed gloss varnish over the remaining top colours when they were all dry.

The 'wood' bed was similar but as it has great grain detail engraved, I brushed painted pale grey paint on these areas to start, drybrushed the grain with dark grey then varnished it before treating with the hairspray and continuing as above. It all sounds quite complicated but I did the whole of the bodywork in a day as I used matt paints which dry quickly. This was my first attempt at this technique and it turned out ok - give it a go!

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:48 AM

how can i missed that?!?


B e a u t i f u l  Bedford!!! The weathering is perfect in my view. Not to much - just right.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

Hi Andrew, I picked up a pocketbond catalogue from my local model shop and it sys emhar is launching a bedford tanker and tow truck this year.