Weathering the trestle with Vallejo acrylic paints

Here is an updated picture of the painted goings on one week after the fact.

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Note the artifacts above the last bent. I flooded too much paint into the corner while painting the X-bracing. Easy enough to correct but tough to get enough light into the corner to see what is going on.

Most of the work was on the piles and got obscured by glare from the gloss black I ended up using. Seems my Vallejo setup was missing anything darker than grey-black so Golden fluid acrylic (gloss) black was used in its place but the effect is not the same. I’ll need to tone it down when I play with the final sheen. I’m still working from the far end to the near but it is starting to look better. Touching on the sheen once more, it isn’t simply a matter of spraying one thing and it is done. Doing so would negate a lot of the nice boundaries formed through multiple layers of the Vallejo paint. Instead, the outer piles will be hand painted with some very light glazes.

A black and white version of the image above.  Monochrome images can be used much the same as a painter or draftsman might use a mirror, the "flip" allowing the modeller to see something they might otherwise have missed.

A black and white version of the image above. Monochrome images can be used much the same as a painter or draftsman might use a mirror: the “flip” allowing the modeller to see something they might otherwise have missed.

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