Building & painting industrial reels
Kits MAC35121 & MAC35122

Author : JAVIER REDONDO 


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The kit MAC35122. 

 

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 The kit is very easy to build; the support is for the big reel.

 

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 I apply a coat of Vallejo Surface Primer RAL8000. With this primer I obtain a good base to work and the base colour, 2 steps in 1.

 

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 I apply washes with different Vallejo Model Wash colours; I apply different colours to different planks.

 

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 Model Color from Vallejo is applied with a piece of sponge. I apply the paint longitudinal to obtain the first streak on the wood.

 

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 I continue with oil paints. In this kit I used Burnt Sienna, but you can use Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber, etc. etc. as you wish. I apply the oil paint diluted with very few thinner, on the planks and I let it dry for 10 minutes.

 

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 After waiting for 10 minutes I remove the oil paint with a cotton bud moistened with thinner, I do it longitudinal. A wood streak start to appear, the most oil paint you remove, the wood streak will show more clear and worn.

 

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 This is how the reels look after the previous work and when the oil paint is fully dry.

 

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I apply a coat of Heavy Chipping with the airbrush, on the external sides of the reels and I let it dry for a few minutes. 

 

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 With the airbrush and Andrea Color I paint the sides previously treated with the Heavy Chipping, I apply different tones to the different planks. In this way I obtain a bigger chromatic variety.

 

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 With lukewarm water and a strong hair brush I remove the paint, letting see the wood colour under it.

 

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I apply the codes, brand and numbers with dry transfer. The Siemens logo used around 1940 is hand painted. 

 

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 With adhesive band I remove part of the dry transfer, to unify the look of the reel.

 

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With Burnt Sienna oil paint diluted I outline the joints between planks and also the screws, etc. 

 

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 With earth pigments applied, I simulate light dirt. Once the spools placed on the base of your model, you can repeat this phase to integrate more the reels with your model.

 

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 The screws are painted with Burnt Umber from Vallejo Color, I apply a wash with Oxide Brown oil paint. After a few minutes I apply some rust pigments with the tip of a brush, these pigments are fixed by the still wet oil paint. This step gives a very convincing texture.

 

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 The kit ready to be placed in the model base.

If you have doubts about the techniques applied, or something is not clear for you, send us an e-mail to info@maconemodels.com , we will be happy to help you.

Thanks Javier  for this useful article.

MacOne Models

 

Building & painting industrial reels
Kits MAC35121 & MAC35122

Author : JAVIER REDONDO 


bobina01 
The kit MAC35122. 

 

bobina02 
 The kit is very easy to build; the support is for the big reel.

 

bobina03 
 I apply a coat of Vallejo Surface Primer RAL8000. With this primer I obtain a good base to work and the base colour, 2 steps in 1.

 

bobina04
 I apply washes with different Vallejo Model Wash colours; I apply different colours to different planks.

 

bobina05 
 Model Color from Vallejo is applied with a piece of sponge. I apply the paint longitudinal to obtain the first streak on the wood.

 

bobina06
 I continue with oil paints. In this kit I used Burnt Sienna, but you can use Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber, etc. etc. as you wish. I apply the oil paint diluted with very few thinner, on the planks and I let it dry for 10 minutes.

 

bobina07 
 After waiting for 10 minutes I remove the oil paint with a cotton bud moistened with thinner, I do it longitudinal. A wood streak start to appear, the most oil paint you remove, the wood streak will show more clear and worn.

 

bobina08 
 This is how the reels look after the previous work and when the oil paint is fully dry.

 

bobina09 
I apply a coat of Heavy Chipping with the airbrush, on the external sides of the reels and I let it dry for a few minutes. 

 

bobina10 
 With the airbrush and Andrea Color I paint the sides previously treated with the Heavy Chipping, I apply different tones to the different planks. In this way I obtain a bigger chromatic variety.

 

bobina11 
 With lukewarm water and a strong hair brush I remove the paint, letting see the wood colour under it.

 

bobina12 
I apply the codes, brand and numbers with dry transfer. The Siemens logo used around 1940 is hand painted. 

 

bobina13 
 With adhesive band I remove part of the dry transfer, to unify the look of the reel.

 

bobina14 
With Burnt Sienna oil paint diluted I outline the joints between planks and also the screws, etc. 

 

bobina15 
 With earth pigments applied, I simulate light dirt. Once the spools placed on the base of your model, you can repeat this phase to integrate more the reels with your model.

 

bobina16 
 The screws are painted with Burnt Umber from Vallejo Color, I apply a wash with Oxide Brown oil paint. After a few minutes I apply some rust pigments with the tip of a brush, these pigments are fixed by the still wet oil paint. This step gives a very convincing texture.

 

bobina17 
 The kit ready to be placed in the model base.

If you have doubts about the techniques applied, or something is not clear for you, send us an e-mail to info@maconemodels.com , we will be happy to help you.

Thanks Javier  for this useful article.

MacOne Models