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    Do you use chalks? I use to use them when I wanted to tone something down, or dirty something up. Afterwards I might spray with a matt clear sealer.
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    Paul

  2. #42

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    Paul,

    I've tried chalks in the past but when I have tried sealing them, what I use (dullcote) merely "blows" the chalk away.
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

  3. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    Thanks guys. I'll give the "wash method described a go and see how it does go. Worse comes to worse I can "wash it off" and try again. I'll also take the advice and NOT use white paint as the wash. That could be part of the problem I'm having getting it to look right.
    Right. Easy to redo and try again. Also just one method may not be the answer. Combining normal paint with washes and dry brushing is usually what I end up doing.

    Sometimes I'll do one wash right side up and another upside down. That is wash light grey letting the wash settle more toward the bottom, then when that dries, wash with a dark grey and let it settle more toward the top giving a "shadow" look. Having said that, I've never tried this with N-scale. The "mortar" might be too small. After doing a wash sometimes I dry brush to give the final effect I'm looking for. If I don't like it I try again. One building took 6-8 washes before I got it to look like I wanted it to.
    Last edited by Iron Horseman; 11-15-2017 at 07:54 AM.

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    Thanks Horseman, sooner or later I will get it. I know I had the same issue with HO structures and think I only ever got one of them to look decent. You think I can remember how I did it though ... nope
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

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    What works well for one person may not work so well for someone else. But with acrylic washes it is easy to wash it off and try again. You'll find something you like.
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  6. #46

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboy2610 View Post
    What works well for one person may not work so well for someone else. But with acrylic washes it is easy to wash it off and try again. You'll find something you like.
    That's the plan ... sooner or later I'll stumble onto something that I can get to work for me
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

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    Just don' rush Tony , it will come. Just this year my buddy who is a very seasoned modeler egged me on enough to start using a color wheel, Tint Tone and Shade and using only the basic colors to create what I need. Always nice to learn something new.

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    Lynn,

    Rushing is not in my vocabulary for this layout. Had I been doing this 12 months ago, the bench work and track would have been laid ages ago. This one is being done "right" and with a great deal of thought and planning before I do anything at all.
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

  9. #49

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    This is the third structure of 14 that I currently have, the DPM Trackside Transfer Station. This building will sit in the top right hand corner of the layout.

    I have to admit I was surprised how big it was measuring 8.5" (L) X 4.5" (D). A little larger than I was expecting but very easy to assemble.







    This where the 1-2-3 Blocks come in very handy as can be seen in the pictures.
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

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    So your liking the 1-2-3 blocks? I was considering getting some but wasn't sold in them yet.

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