Test swatches

4 Oct

The search for perfection in our brickwork continues. The second building forming the coal preparation part of the colliery is now built and will need a different painting approach to the first, slightly more modern building. The main reason is a switch from Slaters brick sheet 401 to South East Finecast brick sheet 401. We have found that the Slaters sheets are out of true and the embossing is getting very faint. The SEF version in contrast is has much better texture depth but is a white plastic rather than red.

 

trial washes have been prepared on botthy types to give m a feel for what can be achieved. This is very much a work in progress as I am not yet satisfied with the results. Acrylic paints have been used.

ImageImage

Advertisements

2 Responses to “Test swatches”

  1. Jamie Wood October 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    From a brief recap of what colour pics I can find, the brickwork seems to have stayed quite clean. Shots of Comrie are an exception, possibly due to the smokeless fuel plant.

    Have I ever pointed you at these shots? Apols if I have, but if so perhaps they bear repeating.

    NCB shunter 1966

    and

    Polkemmet Colliery, West Lothian
    • Black and Decker Boy October 6, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

      Very nice site, thank you for the tip off.

      Our colour sampling is based on the Dunaskin & Waterside complex currently still standing but I have a few colours photos from the 60s of Fauldhead colliery and others. Getting the base shades right is tricky as like you say, there is little coal dust or dirt on the top though the bricks themselves do have darker ribbons amongst he orange and red tints.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

DRD Transfers

Welcome to the new home for DRD Transfers

Ouse Valley Modeller

Ouse Valley Modeller is a blog about my 4mm OO gauge modelling, my observations mostly about Sussex railways in the 1950's and my layout Herstmonceux

roundtree sidings

the development of a model railway

P4 Walsall

Building Walsall in P4 1:76 Scale

Foundry Lane

& my other model railway projects

Padgate Works

Modelling and other dribbling frae an auld grump!

tfmodelling.wordpress.com/

Researching, Learning and Working in Finescale 4mm OO Gauge

highland miscellany

My modelling musings on Portchullin, Glenmutchkins and anything else that takes my fancy.

The Model Railways of Oly Turner and Chris Matthews

Finescale (ish) Modelling in 4mm Scale by two friends

Max Stafford's Kennel

An independent pro-Indy modeller from Scotland, in love with his country and its railways.

Paul's Fantastic Workbench!

The thinking behind and construction of an 'EM' gauge model railway exhibition layout.

Rochdale Model Railway Group

Whats going on at RMRG

Windcutter

The ramblings of a finescale renegade

Culreoch

Scribblings from Kashmir Cottage

New Hey to North Ballachulish

a modelling journey.

%d bloggers like this: