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gambort 6:22am, 27 August 2009
Weathered blue boxcar by swoofty


It's no secret that I'm a big fan of weathering. I think I first encountered it in LEGO on Misterzumbi's SM42 and have been mildly obsessed ever since. The problem is I've never been very good at it.

Swoofty has been giving it a go lately with nice results and I thought why not encourage everyone in Flickr trains to give it a burl. I'm always keen to see what new people do and this isn't the first weathering challenge I've made.

So your mini-challenge: Weather a train. It can be something you've already made or an entirely new model but the focus is on the weathering. Make it look like it didn't just roll off the factory shelf.

No winners, no prizes, just ideas to be plundered.

Entries go here
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[jaster] 6 years ago
Something I did a few months ago:

Right Patch
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[jaster] 6 years ago
Basically, any patch job would be an excellent candidate for this challenge.
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swoofty 6 years ago
Here's a tip/trick/secret for this mini-challenge. Take/find a picture of a weathered train item. Drop the resolution of the photo to 100 pixels or less and zoom in on it. Viola! You have a pixelated or Lego-ized weathered train item! From there you can refine the 'brick-able' weathering.
taltosvt 6 years ago
Swoofty, nice tip. While I like the idea of weathering, I'm struggling with how to do it in Lego. Weathering to me is a subtle thing that takes place over time. Even with the smallest resolution you can achieve in Lego, just changing colors seems too blocky to me.

One idea that I had was to use older, faded or yellowed bricks.

Now that I think about it, I actually did that with this boxcar:



Anyway, neat challenge, I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.
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gambort 6 years ago
A lot of things are pannelled so big areas aren't so evil to my eyes.
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Matt Forcum 6 years ago
Silly Question, but is there a time limit for your mini-challenges? I wanna take part, but I need to order me some parts to do so.
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gambort 6 years ago
No time limit. They'll just tend to peter off after a while. It's mainly a way to collect studies on similar things and to encourage people to try something new.
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ta||tim 6 years ago
here's some inspiration! ;-)
SOU SD35 3077 by Robert W. Thomson
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[jaster] 6 years ago
That depresses me not inspires me.
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gambort 6 years ago
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gambort 6 years ago
Melty Splodey Bombed-Out Torched Blasted Smoked Destruction by lights
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scruffulous 6 years ago
^ That is one fantastic, messed-up container.

Here is my attempt at weathering my GY wagon.

Weathered GY by scruffulous
6widebricks 6 years ago
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[jaster] 6 years ago
whether it be
J Class 5 years ago
Does older white bricks count? Should I stop cleaning my dads old ones?
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gambort 5 years ago
Old bricks are perfectly acceptable.
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swoofty 5 years ago
Old Chessie by swoofty


Digital Camo? by swoofty


CSX SD45-2 #8954 SNOT-font by swoofty
eldeeem 5 years ago
Train - Front by eldeeem
JforJump Posted 5 years ago. Edited by JforJump (member) 5 years ago
Here is my submission a gray ,bley and sun faded GP 38

CSX_GP_1 by JforJump
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swoofty 4 years ago
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swoofty 3 years ago
Chessie SD18 right by swoofty
Red Five89 3 years ago
Here's my first attempt at weathering a loco. I find it hard to make black look
weathered.
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