ALB-008; The Inglourious Westerns…

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ALB-008 has now passed into the hands of its owner. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time or optimum conditions to photograph the loco, D1075 Western Glory, but the owner wanted a careworn and somewhat scabby mid-1970s look for this model. Re-creating this was something of a challenge but I developed a couple of new techniques, partly by chance as a result. I’ll conduct a few experiments to see if I can develop them.

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ALB-007 Licensed to Thrill?

Well, I certainly hope it’s owner is thrilled with the new look I’ve given his model. This is a 7mm scale Black Five, representing number 44795, formerly of Kingmoor shed in Carlisle. Although the light is poor today it’s still sufficient to show the effects off to the camera.
Previously I hadn’t really been blown away by the Humbrol weathering washes, preferring the Mig Productions equivalent but I thought the model was still looking a bit 2-dimensional before applying it and it really does seem to have been the last bit of icing on this particular cake.image

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