Water tank progress

With final adjustments completed painting was next firstly a  spray of  etch black and let dry. As these tanks were not black but more of a gunmetal grey I settled on a Humbrol  66 matt with a 35 gloss mix also thin the mix down with enamel thinners so that the airbrush flows nicely. Again let it dry I put it a box for 4 days to make sure. After painting I fitted the concrete footings in place with 2 part epoxy making sure all is nice and square. Painting of the footings with Floquil aged concrete as I had a bottle.

With all that done next was the weathering as the tanks were kept in good condition as I model, like so many of other people, the late 1950’s to late 1960’s weathering was not overdone mainly using pastel chalks . I used Vallejo acrylic still water for the contents of the tank, this takes sometime to dry so just fill by 2 or 3 millilitres at a time. If anyone else builds one of these kits taking ones time reading the instructions carefully and having photos on hand. I can certainly recommend this kit as I think it makes into a good model. The next project is a paling fence around the Station Masters residence.

All for now.

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Retired 69 year old model railway enthusiast.Likes, NSWGR LNER railways.Music, Mozart Beethoven, Elgar, Beatles, Rolling Stones,Miles Davis and many more.
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5 Responses to Water tank progress

  1. pandsstreet@bigpond.com says:

    Hi Peter.I had just turned on my computer as you telephoned /Having viewed my messages I am very impressed with the Water Tank – I too like the light weathering concept typical of the 50’s NSWGR. Enjoy the fence building. All the best Peter

  2. Geoff Burns says:

    Hi Peter,
    Fantastic result on the water tank. Truly the eye for colour you have in your modelling is inspiring, thank you for sharing your fine work,

  3. BURROWA says:

    Hi Geoff.
    Thanks for the comment it’s appreciated. I hope all is well with you.

  4. James Dalton says:

    Hi Peter,
    The water tank has come up very well! I’m so glad to see that someone else has built one! Congratulations and well done.

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