During a recent trip to the Epping Model Railway Club’s exhibition at Thornleigh I managed to divest myself of a few dollars on a Model Railroad Craftsman 5 ton gantry, as well as catching up with friends and viewing some very good layouts.
I returned home with the task of placing the gantry on the layout but at first a bit of painting and weathering were in order. A mixture of etch black and etch grey primer were mixed to a shade of grey I was happy with. Start with the grey and slowly add the black until the right shade is obtained.Then thin with self etch thinners so the paint is not too thick and carefully spray until you have a uniform cover and let dry. For the next step I weathered with Floquil grime paint, thinned right down and carefully sprayed in bursts so as not to get a uniform cover. After that out came the pastel chalks, a bit of rust here and there then Testors dullcote and that’s about it. The footings were painted with Floqil aged concrete which I now have to weather.