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RegisR
12-20-2016, 04:10 PM
Working on a 44" x 34" for myself. I found the rust and wear to be a challenge, to depict as realistically as possible. Still have to add flaking paint and rust patches. Going to paint a muted NY skyline in the background, with moderate cloud cover and the Hudson river in the foreground.

Been fighting a throat fungus and a cold for eight weeks, now, so the drawing sat for a long time, before I could transfer it to canvas a couple of weeks ago.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Dec-2016/1682843-NY_Central_122016.jpg

NeilF92
12-20-2016, 05:32 PM
Looks interesting - set to be a gritty , atmospheric piece by the looks .

Trumper
12-20-2016, 05:35 PM
I love rusty ,atmospheric and used,look forward to seeing this one develop.

shadwell
12-20-2016, 06:08 PM
gonna be nice I collect HO locos and detail them ( particularly athearn blue box) have a southern pacific black and orange livery I'm in the middle of

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Dec-2016/208070-2007_0213melandste0006.JPG

RegisR
12-20-2016, 09:54 PM
Thanks all! I am a fan too of the rust, dust and neglect. Shadwell, that SP loco scheme is very, very popular in the Ebay slide world. They call it the 'Black Widow' scheme and a slide recently sold for nearly $142! Interestingly enough, it was a Cotton Belt loco that was painted in this scheme. Nice job on the weathering there too, Shadwell, the SP was famous for their dirty, well-used looking locomotives!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/371807643284?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

shadwell
12-21-2016, 05:07 AM
that's not weathered yet as half way through the work ,,, these ones are ones I weathered

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Dec-2016/208070-DSC_0003.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Dec-2016/208070-DSC_0001.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Dec-2016/208070-ghdfhtdd.jpg

Ianrevealed
12-21-2016, 06:45 AM
those are really detailed models and the weathering is very realistic - particularly given the scale they are built to. Good restoration work. :thumbsup:

I confess that I just build the models to the instructions and add a little detail, I rely on the artistic process of a painting to introduce realism like weathering and other marks!

Trumper
12-21-2016, 08:01 AM
Shadwell ,have you done the same to any UK loco's ?.I would love to do one of one of my old 37's or 47's or 31's but probably a 37.

RegisR
12-21-2016, 09:54 AM
Shadwell, amazing weathering and detail work! I really like the very realistic mud and snow 'splash' on the lower part of the MoPac loco! Any rail fan, can look at these and instantly recognize the legitimacy of the weathering, dirt and rust on these freight loco's.

Many eminent rail artists focus on the 'glory' side of the American Railroad story, with depictions of bright, shiny passenger trains, such as the Super Chief, the Sunset Limited and other prominent trains of the past.

Me? I'll take the hard working EMD SD-40's, GP-9's, Alco FA's and Baldwin FM's over the 'glory' side of rail art.

shadwell
12-21-2016, 02:58 PM
nothing to beat the hard working locos with plenty of patina ,,, yes trumper I do do British stuff too the 31 was bought as a fully trashed loco and fully restored as a project not quite finished as needs numbering and unsure which to do but will be a man vic banking loco

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Dec-2016/208070-DSC_0002_2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Dec-2016/208070-2011_0101melandste0334_edited-1.jpg

Shamrock15
12-21-2016, 05:20 PM
Nice work there on the locos. I kid myself somewhat that I will do HO scale again sometime. I have a lot of track and some stock. No place to put up a decent sized layout. Would need to declutter my daughter for that!

NeilF92
12-21-2016, 05:21 PM
Yep - those are first class examples of weathering that only years of grimy wet grey days in Manchester could give you the knowledge for .
Excellent .

Trumper
12-22-2016, 01:57 PM
Had many cold but happy hours driving 47's ,31's but i love the sound and angles of the 37.Great work with the weathering.

RegisR
12-23-2016, 07:42 PM
Worked all day on this and I'm catching up! It's coming along, decently and I'm good with it (so far:wink2:),

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Dec-2016/1682843-NYC_122316.jpg

shadwell
12-23-2016, 09:23 PM
awesome work so far lovin where you're heading with it

shadwell
12-23-2016, 09:28 PM
it's amazing just how much colours and shapes can throw your eyes at first the central light looked way off centre but now extra detail is painted it all looks as should be and spot on

RegisR
12-24-2016, 12:37 AM
awesome work so far lovin where you're heading with it

Thanks for the kudos! We'll see what it looks like, when it's done (because I never take it for granted that it will turn out, until the last section is done!).

Trumper
12-24-2016, 08:07 AM
^^^^ Once again agreed. Well done on the lettering as well.

RegisR
12-24-2016, 12:09 PM
^^^^ Once again agreed. Well done on the lettering as well.

Thank you. I try to make sure, that if a fan of the NY Central ever saw this, they'd be good with how it looks. I believe all of us, do that on this forum, with our art, whether it's aircraft, ships or locomotives.

RegisR
12-30-2016, 05:30 PM
Getting there. Going to fill in the background with the Hudson River and the NY skyline in the distance.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Dec-2016/1682843-NYC_123016_2.jpg

Trumper
12-31-2016, 05:58 AM
Very nice :) They look huge compared to our ones.

RegisR
12-31-2016, 10:36 AM
Very nice :) They look huge compared to our ones.

Thank you, very much. I'm kind of driven to do, large works of large objects, because locomotives are big machines. One of my clients has my works hung up, through his dental office, with two of the bigger works, hanging in the reception area. The two paintings get a lot of attention and compliments and that makes me feel good, because they are doing their job (and my job) of entertaining someone.

RegisR
01-06-2017, 10:02 PM
Just about done. Only need to do, the shoreline and the river.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jan-2017/1682843-NYC_010617_2.jpg

shadwell
01-07-2017, 04:50 AM
awesome work looks like a proper working loco

Trumper
01-07-2017, 09:22 AM
What a beast ,i can't imagine something like that working in a city area. :)

RegisR
01-07-2017, 12:25 PM
Thanks all! I've already got the next one lined up. But I'll have to split the time, between building my next engine for my 1974 Corvette Stingray. I've got just about the whole thing, sitting on my bench at the Shop. It just needs to be assembled...