• I think copper would be the best colour for this, the dark bley is too shiny and new. - gambort

Weathered old Alco

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Well, here it is, an extremely weathered GM&O Alco RS-1. I was warned that this would be too much, but I wanted to build it anyway just to see. Now I also agree that it is too much. Maybe there are parts that work, but on the whole I think it's a failure. I'll keep it around and maybe even tweak the weathering a bit until I need all that sand red. Feedback is very much welcomed.

The sad old proto RS-1

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  1. SavaTheAggie 95 months ago | reply

    I think it's only too much because of the stark contrast between the sand red and the dark red. If one of those colors were changed to red, I think it would look far better.

    But that's me.

    Otherwise it looks great. Some nice ideas in there.

  2. JamesOfJames 95 months ago | reply

    The sand red is the most obvious one for me. I'm not too sure about some of the black, and the red just might be too high-contrast against the other muted colors for my liking.

    Once you're happy with your color palette, what do you think about using some stickering to scuff it up a bit? Cutting out bits and pieces of something like this sheet might help break up the blockishness of the weathering. SP3 actually has a lot of rough red streaks that might help give a good rusty look, come to think.

    All that to say, I really like the build - I imagine you'll set the bar for weathering once you've reworked this.

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