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Happy Chappies

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:23 am
by Serjt-Dave
Hi All. Here are some loco crews waiting to book on duty. As you can see I've not done figures before and especially using Acrylics. The problem I had was during this hot spell of weather we've had with the paint was drying too fast, which made blending and mixing colours neigh on impossible. So I had to result in either getting up early or staying up late to paint them when it was cooler in me shed. These guys will be crewing a couple of Jinty's {Bagnall's, just in case John P is watching} which I've just finished.
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And before anyone says "wheres his shovel". I put it in a safe place and when I can remember where that safe place is he can have it back.

Re: Happy Chappies

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:32 am
by dal-t
A fine set of shovellors and steerers, if I may say so. What paints did you use? I've been doing a bit of dabbling with Xtracrylics and have been surprised that they're behaving better than Humbrol enamels in the little local chaleur we're having over here at the moment.

Re: Happy Chappies

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:52 am
by Serjt-Dave
Thanks David. I used a mixture and mainly Army Painters War Paint and Vallejo. I used a mixing agent to mix them and when they started to go off I used water to rejuvenate them. But too much water tends to wash out the colour. You can use a retarder to slow down the paints drying time. A friend of mine was based in Cyprus and could only paint during the winter months. I'm still getting use to acrylics but will keep trying with them. I don't think I could bring myself to paint an entire loco yet but time will tell.