44211/4520 approaches Killawarra in 2010

44211/4520 approaches Killawarra in 2010

Thursday, 23 February 2012

ALGX

Hi Guy's

Just a quick note, I have finished the ALGX I was working on for my mate Greg. I studed some photo's for this weathering effect but because I am not sure who took them I can't post them on here.
The weathering on this ALGX is just a case of firstly getting the base colours how I wanted them with the air brush. Then appling washes with a paint brush later on. The colours used were Floquil(Grimy Black/Earth/Grime) and Model Master(Rust). I have come to like the colour of the MM Rust over the Floquil (Rust) ATM for some reason. I am pretty happy with the way it has come up. Greg is happy too so the reward for this and also a WHX I weathered was this below:
This is one of the new Austrain's PMX Out of Gauge Steel Wagons. This is pretty much out of the Box though I have sat it on a set of SEM Bogie's for the photo. It is a nicely detailed model and will make a great weathering project. By looking at the wagon it represents something that was running around the 70's after they were first modified to carry more weight. By looking at photo's I think the feet at the bottom of the frames were later raised in height a little to carry even more steel perhaps during the 80's sometime. It any case the wagon is a good representation of the modern wagon and will make a great addition to my steel train. My steel train has a long way to go and it is a case of mostly getting the wagons together for the time that I am ready to really make it happen. Below is a shot of another Austrain's wagon, the MLE.
I have been looking at ways to modernise this wagon. It will be a case of re-doing the bolsters mainly. I have sat it on a more modern set of Bogies, These are from On Track Models fitted with 33 inch wheels from disused Auscision NLKY's Bogies. Anyway I will update when I work out the sizes of the Styrene that I will need to use.
Happy Modelling

Cheers Justin Moy


  

3 comments:

  1. Justin the MM Rust is it a flat, and where can you buy it from? The wagons look great! Geoff

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  2. Hi Geoff,

    The paint used is Model Master Rust Enamel Paint. It has a flat finish. It's number is 1785. I think Model Master Paints are part of the Testers Range. I am pretty sure that the Bottle I have came from Frontline Hobbies in Newcastle. I think that the Model Master Range is fairly common in Hobbie Stores like Frontline. Anyway I am glad that you like the finish on the ALGX.

    Cheers Justin Moy

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  3. I saw MM paint at Toms last week.

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