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Offline morsing  
#1 Posted : 02 September 2019 16:02:28(UTC)
morsing

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Hi, being daunted about weathring myself, I started Googling a bit and found these people. Anyone know (of) them?

http://www.grimytimes.co.uk/services/4562347902

I was quite surprised how cheap it is.

My main concern is obviously getting something back you're not 100% happy with.

Also, learning the skill yourself would probably be quite satisfying.

Thoughts?

Thanks
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Offline jcrtrains  
#2 Posted : 02 September 2019 16:15:53(UTC)
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I think when you factor shipping, it may get quite expensive.

Offline morsing  
#3 Posted : 02 September 2019 16:18:30(UTC)
morsing

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Originally Posted by: jcrtrains Go to Quoted Post
I think when you factor shipping, it may get quite expensive.



Ok, my price concern was more related to "How can they do a proper job that cheaply?" rather than me not wanting to pay for postage.

The postage price could also be dropped by posting 8-10 items and maybe shell only.
Offline scraigen  
#4 Posted : 02 September 2019 16:21:14(UTC)
scraigen


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I'd go for learning it myself, however the prices seem very reasonable as do the results.

Martin has some really good weathering tutorials, some (all?) of which use watercolour so if you don't like the results it's fairly easy to undo.

Martin's weathering tutorials
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Offline morsing  
#5 Posted : 02 September 2019 21:01:08(UTC)
morsing

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Thanks, I think I will try to find some cheap rolling stuck to practice on
Offline Jabez  
#6 Posted : 02 September 2019 21:59:16(UTC)
Jabez

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Originally Posted by: morsing Go to Quoted Post

My main concern is obviously getting something back you're not 100% happy with.
Thoughts?

DIY is probably more fun and satisfying but this is an interesting alternative.
Their photos are impressive and the testimonials are glowing (they would be wouldn't they) but it's results in hand that count.
You are there in the UK, so if I were you I'd send them your wishes, a loco, and a pony or whatever and see what comes back. If you like it, great, if you don't you have not put too much out for the experience.
Jabez


I heard that lonesome whistle blow. Hank Williams
Offline dominator  
#7 Posted : 02 September 2019 23:39:12(UTC)
dominator

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I think the price is reasonable because they know what they are doing and can do it very quickly. I deal with an artist at home here who can paint a small picture in minutes. [ at least the ones she does a lot off ]. I agree with those above. DIY is more fun. Also those pastels and powders that can be used can be cleaned of if you stuff it up. I haven't attempted anything like that with my Marklin but I do have a lot of old stuff that has become naturally weathered with age. My experience is with model aircraft.
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Offline Danlake  
#8 Posted : 03 September 2019 03:41:02(UTC)
Danlake

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I think it’s such a skill full art to do weathering and most attempt I have seen by the general hobbyists is overdone and lacks refinement.

I would love to the learn the skill, but like any skills I think it will take lots of practise and knowledge...and time.

So if you are seriously planning to convert your fleet into more realistic looking models I would go for the people who does that for a living.

On the other hand if you just want to dip your feet you could always try yourself following many of the excellent tutorials on YouTube.

Best Regards
Lasse
Digital 11m2 layout / C (M&K) tracks / Era IV / CS3 60226 / Train Controller Gold 9 with 4D sound. Mainly Danish and German Locomotives.
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Offline Carim  
#9 Posted : 03 September 2019 11:11:30(UTC)
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One tip for when you give it a go - try and get a photo of the real train (or at least a similar one) and look at how that is weathered.

Carim
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