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LM 841 (weathering/diorama commission work)

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  • Member since
    May 2011
LM 841 (weathering/diorama commission work)
Posted by tiking on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:25 AM

I was given this new LM 841 to weather for a friend of mine, Rickard Algotsson. I decided to give this 1:50 scale model a go. It's a beautiful model with great details. Surprisingly enough, it is not made completely out of metal but the body part is mostly plastic. The arm connectors and joints, and all the small details are made from metal. An amazing piece, I must say. The only addition in respect to details is the antenna.I painted the hydraulic coupling ends silver to give the appearance of actual couplings and painted the exhaust stack, silver as well. I weathered the folks using a combination of rust, smoke to make the forks look rusty, like most of the reference photos I saw. For the rest of the model I used the sponge technique, very carefully,  all over the model.

 

As this was a 1:50 scale, I had to try and control my hand movements as this was a smaller scale compared to what I was used to. The results is what you see. I've posted the original model, before weathering, and photos after the weathering was completed. I think, with the great details the model has already, I've managed to enhance them, making them pop even more.

 

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Indoor Diorama photos:

 

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, April 10, 2020 9:10 PM

I am becoming a huge fan of your weathering work. My mind is blown. 

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

  • Member since
    May 2011
Posted by tiking on Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:11 PM

Bainford

I am becoming a huge fan of your weathering work. My mind is blown. 

 

Thank u kindly Trevor.

  • Member since
    December 2019
  • From: New Braunfels,Tx.
Posted by Metalbender on Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:23 PM

Now wait a minit!

    That's so realistic looking I'd swear you photoshopped a real one. You sure do know your weathering skill! Awesome Job.

  • Member since
    May 2011
Posted by tiking on Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:27 AM

Much appreciated. Thanks.

  • Member since
    March 2010
Posted by RidgeRunner45 on Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:10 PM

You took a well-built model and beat the crap out of it! Nice work. 

  • Member since
    May 2011
Posted by tiking on Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:56 PM

RidgeRunner45

You took a well-built model and beat the crap out of it! Nice work. 

 

 

HIHI!!! I guess I did. Thanks.

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