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  • R. Steele
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    Originally posted by =FI=Ghost View Post
    The main textures have been finished! However, I have decided to take a shot at weathering effects. This is something that I have never done before. If it does turn out right, I am going to include two sets of textures for this locomotive: clean and dirty.

    This is what I have been able to produce so far (upper body), but this is still a work in progress:
    Absolutely Friendly Critique: From examination of all the models I've acquired --- I agree Good Weathering is very difficult -- looking at the progression in SLI/TrainSimulations models and Diesels West models...one can quite easily spot the early weathering efforts vs. the later ones...much more realistic. Knowing nothing about this ( except coming from an art perspective -- MA in photography ) -- try less precision, more "smudging" -- more of an "accidental" application -- if that makes any sense. Again, just fine work on the models...and of course the most excellent cabviews.

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  • flanker
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    Borislav, you are the best.

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  • jbtower
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    Your amazing work has just moved up the ladder a couple of steps.....HIGHBALL

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  • qballbandit
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    Keep going with it - looks good so far!

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  • =FI=Ghost
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    The main textures have been finished! However, I have decided to take a shot at weathering effects. This is something that I have never done before. If it does turn out right, I am going to include two sets of textures for this locomotive: clean and dirty.

    This is what I have been able to produce so far (upper body), but this is still a work in progress:

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  • Timbit
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    Borislav,
    Awesome job.
    Tim

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  • =FI=Ghost
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    Thank you very much, guys, for all the kind words!

    This is the first paint scheme I am working on in 4K resolution. This enables me to add much more details to the locomotive. Having that in mind, I might redo all of the previously released paint schemes in 4K, as well. However, I still can't be sure about that one, as this requires one important step - finding enough good, detailed photos of the locomotives in question. I am not talking about those beautiful photos you can see at railpictures.net, but the close-up ones where you can see all the decals, panels and stuff. Those are very difficult to find, and I have to spend a lot of time searching for photos and videos of that kind on the internet.

    Therefore, any future project that I have on my mind depends purely on this factor. The Essential Workers unit, I believe, will be possible to do, as I already have good photos of this locomotive.

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  • CSRX
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    Job well done Borislav, do you plan on the Essential Workers unit as well? And being you are on these ACe and M-2 kick, plans for any KCS units, particularly the veterans unit?

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  • R. Steele
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    Yes, I agree outstanding work....I think you've surpassed your usual excellent standards. Thanks! Gerry

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  • DirtyRam
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    Outstanding Borislav, very nice

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  • qballbandit
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    Wow, that is sharp!!! Great work, friend!

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  • =FI=Ghost
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    The 4407 is almost finished. All the finer details are there now and the blue colour has been redone to match the rest of the TS MRL fleet:

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  • =FI=Ghost
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    Thanks, guys! This unit will be released here, no two ways about that.

    Shawn, you are right about the shade of blue. This blue is just provisional. I always deal with the colour shades once the unit has been completed.
    Last edited by =FI=Ghost; 02-01-2023, 11:46 AM.

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  • CSRX
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    Borislav,
    The blue may need to be a shade or two darker to match the rest of the MRL fleet. If you have the Mullan Pass, those units are a great comparison to work with. Hope that helps a bit, otherwise, job well done on this one!

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  • bp2
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    Looks amazing please put it in the file library

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