222 Tips for Building Model Railroad Structures (Model by Dave Frary

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Professional guidance and methods for development plastic, wooden, plaster, paper, and steel constructions. contains roofing, portray, weathering, and detailing details.

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One of my favorites is Flo-Paque No. F-73 Terra Cotta, an orange-brown that changes to a deeper brown as it dries. Rust colors. WEATHERING BY REMOVING COLOR Try this: airbrush a model with thick dirty thinner, then brush away most of the grime with a brush is to transfer the pat- **" 4 I I moistened in clean thinner. The result is an authentic grimy look that makes the model look like it belongs in a grubby industrial district or a railroad yard! — NASH AND GREENBERG'S RUBBER-CEMENT TRICK Gary Nash and Mic Greenberg published several Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette during the 1970s, and even put out a couple of small books.

Rinse with clear water, and dry the brush, using either an old fabric towel or the brush with paper towels. © Finish by working a drop of hair conditioner into the bristles and mold them to the brush's original shape. Then store your brushes upright in a coffee can or Styrofoam block so nothing can deform the hairs. evaporating and keeps the damaging air away. © Before putting the paint away after use, add a few drops of thinner to the bottle, but don't stir or shake the thinner into the paint: Allow it to float on top, helping to protect the paint from the air in the bottle.

The toner consists of one part black leather dye thinned with 15 to 20 parts isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. Wayne says to use the cheap rubbing alcohol (70%), or to add water to the more-expensive kind (91%) so it's about the same. An important aspect of using this goop is that after mixing it up once, you don't shake or stir it again. Brushing the sweet n' sour solution on plaster yields a reddish color appropriate for bricks. MUD SPATTERS ON STRUCTURE BASES A fine airbrushed spray of Floquil Mud or Earth where the structure meets the ground does a good job of simulating dirt kicked up onto the sides of the building by rain falling off the eaves.

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