222 Tips for Building Model Railroad Structures by Dave Frary

By Dave Frary

Professional advice and methods for construction plastic, wooden, plaster, paper, and steel buildings. comprises roofing, portray, weathering, and detailing info.

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The most common are shiny spots, which detract from the dead flat look were after. This is easily remedied with a brush and some Testor's the layout is to look it Brush on a thin coat, wait until and evaluate the results in a strong light. Dullcote. it dries, THINNING DULLCOTE PAINTING PLASTIC STRUCTURES Plastic castings must be clean release agents before painting. and free from mold Wash the parts with water and liquid dishwashing detergent and rinse thoroughly. Follow this with a quick soaking in denatured alcohol, a wipe with a soft cloth, then allow the parts to air dry.

Finish the wet-blending with an application of Driftwood. Use this to work the other colors together, but not too much. Try to eliminate big splotches and streaks, but don't homogenize the color. Let this dry overnight. Campbell shingles, for instance, I had to stain the pale tan with a fairly dark mixture of Depot Olive and Grimy Black so there would be some contrast between the roof surface and the yellow lettering. droppings. Don't overdo the droppings, unless you're Next, cut a stencil for the lettering.

Buy new caps and seals from the manufacturer (see the previous hint on saving your paint), and you have a supply of paint bottles for the cost of a bottle of Lestoil. Just keep adding bottles to the Lestoil. © 43 Weathering won't cover up bad modeling, but it can enhance even the best construction and finishing. 9 Weathering techniques and formulas YOU WONT FIND ME ARGUING about "whether — weather" since the 1950s I've been weathering all my models with a variety of techniques. If realism is what you're after in your structures, then weathering is a must, simply because everything the real world includes ample evidence of dirt, grime, rain, and yes weather!

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