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Erkut Baykal
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« on: March 30, 2012, 11:04:11 AM »

Hi Guys,

I'm one of the humble modellers on Abd's Selcuk - Ephesus team which you all know about. It was Jacq, our mentor, who pointed us to your forum and here I am among you after passing the security checks Cheesy.

I've gone thru all the works that you guys have done/doing and I must say I feel that I have a lot to learn from you all.

My passion is with steamers, my motto " if there ain't steamers in heaven then I ain't goin" ended up in a large collection of European steamers. Hated those plastic looks and ended up in weathering them which at the end of the day became my primary hobby. Shame the forum "Modeltrainsweathered" has gone Kaput where I was quite active.
Apart from Selcuk-Ephesus layout,which took most of our time in construction for the last 2 years, I have a small, 3x2,5 meters layout at home called "Bayland"....so to cut things short here are some photos ;

..a cocktail of steamers that I have weathered;



..Views of Bayland;











..guess enough for now.

rgds

Erkut
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 12:42:40 PM »

That night shot is very atmospheric - so too the Black'n'White one.
I'd like to see some more shots of the engines themselves and a short intro as to your weathering techniques and criteria.

All told ................ most excellent.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 12:50:19 PM »

If you want, you may invite the best of the train weathering experts here and continue what you did on that other website. If there is enough interest we could start a new category for that. -- Russ
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 04:31:41 PM »

Very nice models and pictures!
Would love to hear more about your weatherig techniques.

Regards, Hauk
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 09:58:35 PM »

Nice stuff, and the night shot is especially cool.
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012, 05:41:36 AM »

My weathering techniques is nothing special actually. How I started off is quite interesting.I simply hated those plastic shines of the loco's,boxcars etc. Imagine, you have done a brilliant environment,lovely trees, bushes, ballast, you've even thought about the very small bits and pieces of the surroundings that can possibly be on a layout, i.e, every single detail....but the trains running thru them are damn shinny and has those plastic feel...not right and not a good sight compared to the efforts done on the surrounding. So I started off by weathering the cheapest boxcars then moved on to the Loco's.
Now thats where the problem started. You are about to mess up a loco that costs abt 600 usd. The brain and the strokes of the brush don't work together.
The brain says; enough ! thats a very expensive loco you are messing up, and boy did I mess it up. First loco was a disaster...took a lot of practice to achieve the results of today.

Now the medium I use;
I had three choices;
1. Airbrushing: I have never liked it. Requires skill and an arduous task of cleaning the brush etc.. which takes a lot of precious time. Not for me.
2. Synthetic Enamels: Was quite good in my plane kit modelling days but not suitable for loco's. The process is irreversible, once on no correction is possible, its there to stay unless you want to scrubb it off with a synthetic thinner   
3. Water based acrylic paints:Now thats what I have settled with. Easy to use, thinning medium is just plain water. After extensive searches and practices I settled with the brand " Vallejo ". All matte colors. We do not want anything shinny.

The other essential medium is powders, again I settled with a U.S brand called Bragdon after extensive trials.

Then the last item are the brushes and honestly that is  all I needed.

Below is one of my weathered US loco's from Precision craft models,an EMD SD-7, before and after;











..any questions just fire away,

Erkut
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 03:20:03 PM »

Hi Erkut, nice stuff! Just my humble opinion but I definitely like them better weathered. What scale are these?
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 02:24:48 AM »

All are HO,

Here is a SD-24 , heavily weathered;



..and a Br78 tank loco;





Erkut
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2015, 03:42:35 PM »

Wow! These look very realistic. I have never done trains - only 1/25th scale cars - but this makes me think about the trains as a way to branch out... Shocked
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