MODELING: Weathering Steam Power

Weathering has been a frequent topic of my blog.  It is part of the realism we are all trying to create in our models.

This time around we are going to show the work of Jimmy Booth.  As most of you know, Jimmy is part of P-B-L and owner of Glacier Park Models.   Over the years, he has painted thousands of models for customers and himself.   Jimmy just sent me a few shots of his most recent completion.  It is a P-B-L Sn3 K-36 import.

Jimmy used Tamiya acrylic XF- flat finish to do the weathering the paints are diluted using their Tamiya thinner.  The colors are earth tones with grays and a touch of yellow.  Jimmy uses a Paasche VL double action airbrush to create the effects.  The paint is applied in layers to build up density and effect.

I found the treatment of the tender deck interesting to show the road dust and the effects of water spilling.   All this was done with the air brush.

Using the airbrush and a few colors, the tender sides are streaked.

Here is a detail often overlooked when finishing a coal burning steam locomotive.  Cinders collect in all sorts of place on the locomotives.  Jimmy used N scale black ballast and clear lacquer to fix it to the loco surfaces. It is a very interesting touch.

The overall effect is very impressive.  Jimmy has managed to create the “look”.  He had lots of time living in Chama for years to soak in the atmosphere of these impressive narrow gauge locomotives.

Thank you Jimmy for sharing your work with the blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Gene

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8 thoughts on “MODELING: Weathering Steam Power

  1. Gene:

    Great photos, for future reference. Thanks for posting.

    Mark Lewis Stony Point, NC

    On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 11:37 PM, Gene’s P48 Blog wrote:

    > gene48 posted: “This time around we are going to show the work of Jimmy > Booth. As most of you know, Jimmy is part of P-B-L and owner of Glacier > Park Models. Over the years, he has painted thousands of models for > customers and himself. Jimmy just sent me a few shots ” >

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