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CN6401
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Posted - 11/13/2013 :  11:06:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote
On Saturday afternoon November 9th, I had the distinct honor of presenting my Weathering Clinic at the Fine Scale Model Railroad Expo in Pittsfield MA. to a crowd of over 40 participants.

When I first offered to present my clinic at the Expo, Jimmy D replied to my email, by saying that he did not feel my clinic was appropriate for a fine scale structure show.

My response to him was this;
“Jimmy, the patrons that will be attending your show, painstakingly weather and distress their structures to the enth degree and then they run toy trains though their scenes and on their layouts. This clinic will give them a vehicle to weather their rolling stock, engines and vehicles to remove that toy like finish and apply whatever degree of weathering they choose”

My Clinic, ‘Workbench to Mainline’ is geared toward weathering railcars and engines. I don’t promote my methods to be the only methods but they are relatively quick and easy.
The products I use are easily obtainable from your (LHS) Local Hobby Shop and Arts Supply store. There is one other product, Make-up Sponges & Hairspray, that I purchased at a beauty supply store. When I made my first purchase I asked my wife to go with me since I didn’t feel comfortable going in and asking make-up sponges on my own. I have since found that they are available at the Dollar Stores in my area.

In the following pages I have taken my PowerPoint Presentation and converted it to Jpeg for ease of display so that I can share it as I promised to those that attended the clinic and also the members of Jimmy D’s forum the ‘www.kitforums.com’. I am posting here since this is my home forum board.

Here we go so, "Enjoy the ride!"
Ralph Renzetti
A Touch of Yesterday
https://www.facebook.com/WeatheringbyRalph
Ralph Renzetti
A Touch of Yesterday
https://www.facebook.com/WeatheringbyRalph

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CN6401
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Posted - 11/14/2013 :  12:19:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Please, if you attended the clinic I would appreciate your feedback, if you have any questions feel free to ask.
Remember; No Questions are dumb questions!

First just a little bit of foundation.
Some of you may already know this but Mother Nature has a way of affecting everything, natural or man made. The purpose of this clinic is to try to replicate the effects of Mother Nature on our Rail equipment. Some of the techniques can also be used on our structures as well.

I have attended two Expos now and have had a chance to see the high level of craftsmanship in the structures on display and especially in the contest rooms. My only complaint is, as I said to Jimmy D', is that all the effort that is applied to our structures is lost if we don't apply weathering to our rolling stock and engines.
If you do nothing else give your rolling stock and engines a coat of Testors Dullcote and remove that toy like shine. You'll be amazed at what that coat of Dullcoat will do.





Here is our starting point,

-My first recommendation is that you always use a prototype photo of your subject. Sometimes you may not be able to get the exact roadname of your choice but you will be able to find another roadname with the effect your looking for.
-My second recommendation is to start slow on an old cheap car and practice, practice, practice.

When I first started presenting my weathering clinic I was using Dullcote between each layer of rust and grime and in a confined class in the hobby shop the participants were complaining about the hazardous vapors of the Dullcote, so I had to change the process and this clinic is a result of those changes.
I personally use Dullcote to seal all my work but not the Dullcote in the rattle can. I buy 1.25 oz bottles and thin it 50% with the appropriate thinner.









Ralph Renzetti
A Touch of Yesterday
https://www.facebook.com/WeatheringbyRalph

Edited by - CN6401 on 11/17/2013 2:31:04 PM

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CN6401
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Posted - 11/14/2013 :  12:25:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote










Ralph Renzetti
A Touch of Yesterday
https://www.facebook.com/WeatheringbyRalph

Edited by - CN6401 on 11/14/2013 5:20:34 PM

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CN6401
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Ralph Renzetti
A Touch of Yesterday
https://www.facebook.com/WeatheringbyRalph

Edited by - CN6401 on 11/14/2013 5:31:37 PM

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CN6401
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Ralph Renzetti
A Touch of Yesterday
https://www.facebook.com/WeatheringbyRalph

Edited by - CN6401 on 11/14/2013 8:23:07 PM

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MarkF
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Posted - 11/14/2013 :  12:34:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is awesome Ralph! Keep it coming!

Mark

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CN6401
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Posted - 11/14/2013 :  12:35:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote












Ralph Renzetti
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Edited by - CN6401 on 11/14/2013 8:28:49 PM

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CN6401
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Ralph Renzetti
A Touch of Yesterday
https://www.facebook.com/WeatheringbyRalph

Edited by - CN6401 on 11/14/2013 8:34:39 PM

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CN6401
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Ralph Renzetti
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Edited by - CN6401 on 11/14/2013 8:40:41 PM

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CN6401
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Posted - 11/14/2013 :  12:48:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote



JUST A LITTLE NOTE HERE,
IF YOU TAKE THE EDGE OF AN 'HB' PENCIL AND RUB IT OVER THE TOPS OR HIGH POINTS ON THE TRUCK FRAME AND THEN USE YOU FINGER TO RUB IT IN AND SPREAD IT OUT. YOU END UP WITH THE METALLIC LOOK AS SEEN ABOVE.





Ralph Renzetti
A Touch of Yesterday
https://www.facebook.com/WeatheringbyRalph

Edited by - CN6401 on 11/14/2013 8:45:22 PM

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CN6401
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Posted - 11/14/2013 :  12:57:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote
... AND FINALLY THE FINISHED CAR





Ralph Renzetti
A Touch of Yesterday
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Edited by - CN6401 on 11/14/2013 8:50:11 PM

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CN6401
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Posted - 11/14/2013 :  01:09:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The next series of pictures I add to the end of the presentation to show off some SUPERB scratch building skills and ask,
"What's it missing?"




Have you figured it out yet?



I know, you've almost got it, right? The next picture should clinch it for you.



OK! The model is beautifully done but there are no rust streaks from the bolts or any other metal on wood contact.




Ralph Renzetti
A Touch of Yesterday
https://www.facebook.com/WeatheringbyRalph

Edited by - CN6401 on 11/19/2013 8:55:55 PM

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CN6401
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Posted - 11/14/2013 :  01:12:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote

This model is done in 'G' scale and as you can see is a First Place Winner


Ralph Renzetti
A Touch of Yesterday
https://www.facebook.com/WeatheringbyRalph

Edited by - CN6401 on 11/14/2013 9:05:00 PM

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CN6401
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Posted - 11/14/2013 :  01:20:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The next series of pictures are an example of the clinic process applied to other styles of cars.
I hope you enjoy these added photos.






Remember there are no stupid questions, so, if there is maybe something you didn't understand or you want clarified, let me know.


Ralph


Ralph Renzetti
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Edited by - CN6401 on 11/15/2013 7:56:22 PM

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dallas_m
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Posted - 11/14/2013 :  03:18:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
a) GOOD STUFF!

b) Well presented ...

c) Impressive job of shooting useful pix in the "wet paint" stages (wow)

d) Furthers some ideas I had about using gouache on brickwork ...

e) THANKS!


Cheers,
Dallas

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brownbr
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Posted - 11/14/2013 :  07:05:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for this tutorial. I'll be referring to it later for a project.

Bryan

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