1960s railway weathering

 

Welcome to a brand-new series from Key Model World covering weathering techniques for 1960s era goods wagons, passenger rolling stock and locomotives. Part One launches Friday August 18 at 8pm here on with Parts Two-Four launching each Friday exclusively on Key Model World. Part Two is FREE with a member account on Key Model World while Parts Three and Four are part of the Premium Subscription package which includes full access to our previous series as well as our archive of more than 6,000 modelling articles, page-turning back issues of Hornby Magazine and Airfix Model World, new and exclusive features and much more.

NEW SERIES: 1960s Weathering guide

PART THREE AVAILABLE NOW:

 

1960s Weathering - the series

VIDEO: 1960s Weathering Part Four | Diesel Locomotives

In the fourth part of our weathering series, Mike Wild and Jonathan Newton select a pair of classic diesels to give the new Heljan NBL prototype 10800 and a Bachmann Sulzer Type 2 a full weathered finish.

VIDEO: 1960s Weathering Part Three | Carriages

In the third instalment of our latest video series, we move on to weather a set of Bachmann BR Mk 1s in carmine and cream livery with an authentic 1960s finish.

VIDEO: 1960s Weathering Part Two | Steam Locomotives

In part two of our 1960s weathering series, we go to town on a pair of Hornby BR '9F' 2-10-0s as we create different weathered finishes for a BR Standard and Crosti locomotive using readily available Lifecolor acrylic paints and introduce airbrushing techniques. Watch now for free when you sign up for a free member account.

NEW SERIES: 1960s Weathering, Part One | Goods Wagons

Welcome to a brand-new series from Key Model World covering weathering techniques for 1960s era goods wagons, passenger rolling stock and locomotives. In Part One - FREE on Key Model World - we show you how to weather mineral, bolster and tank wagons in this detailed step by step video as we start our journey into the world of weathering.

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Railway weathering guides

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Broad-Brush Approach

Giving models a realistic appearance doesn’t have to take long. TIM SHACKLETON shows how a ‘big picture’ approach using large brushes can create a lifelike look in minutes.

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LESS IS MORE

TIM SHACKLETON takes a scaled-down approach to giving ‘N’ gauge models a life-like finish.

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WORKBENCH: Tyne Dock steam finale

The Tyne Dock-Consett iron ore circuit has always fascinated modellers. TIM SHACKLETON blends consistency and variety within a nine-wagon rake of KR Models iron-ore hoppers.

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Cleaning Up Dirtying Down

Are you unhappy with factory weathering or unsure what to do about unwanted paint and pigments? If you want to change the appearance of your models, TIM SHACKLETON has the solution.

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DMU weathering – multiple options

Continuing his series on improving models of Diesel Multiple Units, TIM SHACKLETON outlines some innovative methods for weathering first-generation vehicles.