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.

WEATHERING is an immersive subject, but one which many modellers shy away from for the fear of of ruining ready-to-run rolling stock. We are hear to show you that weathering doesn't have to be difficult and in some cases you might not need anything more than a handful of paint brushes, cotton buds, paints and powders to give your rolling stock a realistic in service look.

Across the next four weeks we will show you the techniques you need to develop the skills to weather steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, carriages and wagons with a focus on 1960s period stock. Plus we have new products going live on the Key Model World Shop starting with Humbrol weathering powder packs - available now - which are an ideal starting point to build up your weathering armoury. 

Weathering a goods train with Key Model World.

Above: Our latest series focuses on weathering locomotive and rolling stock with a 1960s theme. In Part One we show how turn ready-to-run goods wagons into realistic weather-worn vehicles.

In Part One we focus on wagons weathering - the perfect place to start for any newcomers to weathering. In this part Jonathan Newton and Mike Wild demonstrate a series of basic techniques using readily available Railmatch aerosol paints, Humbrol thinners and Humbrol weathering powders to bring 1960s period rolling stock to life. Techniques include enamel paint application and removal, use of powders, dry brushing and more with the aim of taking the mystery out of the art of weathering for Beginners.

Weathering goods wagons with Key Model World.

Above: In Part One of our new video series we show you how to create weathering effects like this on ready-to-run goods wagons.

In Part Two - available exclusively on Key Model World with a FREE member account and available from 9am on Friday August 25 - we move on to weather a pair of BR '9F' 2-10-0s in 'OO' gauge using the Hornby BR Standard and Crosti locomotives. In this part we introduce airbrush weathering techniques using Lifecolor acrylic paints and offer two levels of weathering on these heavy freight locomotives.

In Part Three - available exclusively on Key Model World to Premium Subscribers from 9am on Friday September 1  - we continue airbrush weathering with a rake of Bachmann BR Mk 1s to show how using three simple colours these coaches can be transformed into realistic looking railway carriages.

In Part Four - available exclusively on Key Model World to Premium Subscribers from 9am on Friday September 8 - we conclude our series by turning our attention to a pair of 1960s period diesels to give Heljan's NBL prototype 10800 and a Bachmann Sulzer Type 2 a realistic finish using a combination of acrylic and powder weathering.

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