View Full Version : POLL -DO you prefer your locos nice and clean or dirty and weathered
just wondering..I've been experimenting with dirt/grime and wethering in Photoshop, and so far it looks like it has promise.. DO you prefer your MSTS skins nice and clean, or a bit more down and dirty..
Dirty & Weathered. I like the look of the L&N engine in the download section. Hope that this helps - Rich
06-17-2001, 08:59 PM
LAST EDITED ON Jun-17-01 AT 09:01PM (EST)[p]I like both types...used, greasy, weathered and dirty...then crisp and clean right off the assembly line :)I have a fairly greasy(and dirty might I add)vegetable oil tanker I will upload soon.
06-17-2001, 10:21 PM
some dirtiness not all brown like the weathered BN i think its the GP-38 that is 2 much weathering. in the Train-sim.com downloads
06-17-2001, 10:55 PM
That BN GP38 that I did is actually photos of a real GP38. Basically when I paint an engine I just take the photo and chop it into pieces and paste it into the appropriate spot. that isthe way the real engine looks. I didn't weather it, mother nature did.
06-17-2001, 11:05 PM
It would be nice to have both versions for an engine or a car. It really depends on my mood and what I am doing if I want a new or a weathered version to play with.
06-17-2001, 11:13 PM
I'm here for realism in sims. My answer: dirty and weathered. Most all of the rolling stock out there on the rails is weathered and dirty. Let's leave shiny to the aircraft over in the Flight Simulator.
I like them clean, but weathering hides problems in the image mapping.
06-18-2001, 02:00 AM
Realistically worn, but not abusively so. A little grime
and a chipped paint fleck or two work nicely to take it from
model to realistic.
06-18-2001, 07:36 AM
Make it look like it's done some work......the fact is EMD's GP38-2 first appeared in 1972, and the last in 1984 ( I think ). 17 years takes it's toll ( look at the icebox lid in the cab view-left.....dents and dings all over). Even a 90 day shop job has dirt on it, so weather away! Jake.
06-18-2001, 10:21 AM
I'm a D&RGW fan so filthy is good :)
06-18-2001, 10:42 AM
I think both aswell, some of the skins look better with no weathering but in my heart I love to weather all my models so so skins should be weathered also to show the usage in real life
It would be great to make both but would be good just to make one
06-21-2001, 09:54 AM
Depends on 2 things.
Passenger consists should be clean and handsome.
Freight livery of say Rock Island or Southern Pacific should look like they have been beaten and weathered. UP and CSX and SOO equipment should look pretty good.
Make the paint follow the care of the livery.
06-21-2001, 04:52 PM
Dirty and Weathered is the best
06-29-2001, 07:24 PM
Long Live Espee Dark Lark Gray, Scarlet, and Grime!
06-29-2001, 07:37 PM
In real world terms I prefer weathered locos. I am using the badly weathered version of the BN GP-38 in the library all over the system. It looks especially good doing dog work like switching and local transfer runs and when added as an extra unit to fill out the consist of a really heavy train. Weathering could be anything from light dusty to heavy grimy....it just looks more prototypical.
06-29-2001, 07:39 PM
Couldn't agree with you more. How many of us have really observed pristine, clean hard working locos. Not too many out there after about 2 days of service.
06-29-2001, 09:23 PM
No preference--but please no more CP stuff!!!
What?.. you mean there are OTHER railroads out there?..
06-30-2001, 11:53 AM
Realistic, dirty & weathered.
06-30-2001, 05:39 PM
Yes, there's one other--Norfolk-Southern.
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