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    Default Practice weathering

    I took a break from painting to work on my weathering skills since I am not too happy with how some of my works have turned out. So I decided to try from the ground up and stop thinking so bland.

    So here is my first one a EX SeaBoard SD50 now in Service with the Utah Belt.
    Model from SLI Seaboard SD50's.

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    roof.jpg

    If anyone can tell me where on the SD50 ace file the Nose hand rails are I would be thankful.

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    Great overall weathering. The real trick are the rust and dirt streaks, down from the roof, or on the tanks etc. I can never get that to look good. I am sure I am not using the right brushes or technique's, but folks have it down real good.
    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by qballbandit View Post
    I am sure I am not using the right brushes or technique's...
    Nice work on the weathering.

    Neil,

    I found the following 2 short tutorials on weathering locomotives invaluable in my quest to improve my textures.

    https://msts.steam4me.net/tutorials/...ncer/pop1.html

    https://msts.steam4me.net/tutorials/...tutorial1.html

    Cheers,

    Marek.

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    Weathering skills are something I have yet to learn and master. Thank you for these two tutorials!
    Borislav
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    Hello Marek,
    Thanks very much for the links, I'll definitely have a look!
    Neil

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    Impressive

    Intel i5 2400, Mobo ASUS P8H67, Win 7 Prof 64bit, 32GB Ram, Nvidia GTX960 4GB, SB Audigy, 6.25TB HDD's.

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    So I was able to work more on my SD50 Project and I did much more to it.
    Some of the latches are rusty
    Grease streaks around doors
    light rust under some doors
    dirty and gas stained fuel tanks
    Nose yellow is dirty
    Rear yellow is dirty
    Faded name
    Added more exhaust stains

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    You've really taken a big step forward in your skills!

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    Oh wow, Michelle, I really like these! For a newbie in weathering, you are doing a bang-up job. Several years ago I wanted to try my hand at it and never could get to first base with it. I was discussing my abortive attempts with Scott Steele and he told me to go look at pictures of real locomotives. He said that too many people fail to understand just how much dirt and crap the wheels throw up and what the pattern looks like. He also noted that if the engine isn't in the lead, the one in front of it will throw up a lot of crap on it's front. And, for me to note how the soot patterns were on UP and SP engines that went through tunnels. Also, he encouraged me to start simple - like weathering some piggy-back trailers where the semi's throw dirty diesel exhaust back along the top edges of the trailer, and also where the tires throw up dirt and grime. I always thought these were really good points, but I guess I just never had the guts to try my hand at it. But after seeing your work all I can say is "You Go Girl!"
    Larry Steiner
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    Thank you Larry for your kind words and everyone else. Now I finished the final touches to the SD50 all the front and rear markings are added and weathered the plow has a good dusting as well.

    If you all want this locomotive I can upload it I know it's from a fictional railroad so it might not appeal to some. Just cause I know Neil likes worn out lease units I am going to make one with the name poorly spray out and EMDX added to it.

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