After receiving an LHG on the weekend I thought I should weather it and put it into service. Weathering was done in the usual way, thinned Floquil paint grime, then mud, then a bit of grimy black. This paint is getting very hard to get so when it runs out I’ll have to experiment with something else. The roof I repainted with Tamiya acrylic aluminium thinned with Isocol, the body is masked then the roof is carefully spayed, to finish the roof thinned grimy black, then grime, then Testors dullcoat with a dash of engine black applied. After drying, pastel chalks are carefully dry brushed where necessary to highlight certain areas both on the roof, sides and ends, taking care that none of the detail goes missing. The model itself is pretty good and I have kept the original wheels but changed the couplers to Kadee scale whiskers. That sums up a few hours work I hope this is helpful to some happy modeller.
Hi modeller ! I never tire of looking at your projects and their realistic outcomes. Roy
Thank you for your kind words and your interest.Peter
As usual very nice work on what is a nice model. re the paints you might be interested in this
http://www.microscale.com/Floquil%20Color%20Chart.pdf as you I will miss the Floquil range of paints but at least now we have a link that provides adequate substitutes.
Thanks Col I will certainly look into it further.