Tamiya x19 Smoke

 
  The railway dog Train Controller

Location: Adelaide Hills
I've seen references to Tamiya Smoke in the model railway press but naturally can't find them now.
A Google search has brought up a bit but nothing to do with railways. I gather it's fairly specialised stuff. A comment referred to it as being "sticky" &  my one attempt with it some years ago had this effect.
Any comments or suggestions?

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  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Any comments or suggestions?
"The railway dog"
Don't use it.
  LiverpoolRange Locomotive Fireman

Location: Port Macquarie NSW
I've used it to represent oil/fuel stains when weathering diesel locos.  Brush it on straight from the bottle.
  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
I've seen references to Tamiya Smoke in the model railway press but naturally can't find them now.
A Google search has brought up a bit but nothing to do with railways. I gather it's fairly specialised stuff. A comment referred to it as being "sticky" &  my one attempt with it some years ago had this effect.
Any comments or suggestions?
The railway dog

Its used extensively in military (armour, aircraft etc) modelling.  You definitely want the Tamiya thinner as it's pretty thick out of the bottle, and you may want Tamiya's flat base as it's a gloss paint.  I've used it for spaceships, small scale mechs and tanks.  I quite like working with it out of the airbrush, but it requires some care.  Googling will find you all sorts of articles.

However, for model railways, using a grimy black may be simpler.  

What is the effect you're trying to produce?
  linton78 Train Controller

Location: South Coast NSW
I am sure there was an article on how to represent NSWGR varnished passenger coaches in an AMRM issue and from memory Tamiya Smoke was used. Once again, from memory, it was brushed over a base colour. It looked great. When I am home I will find the article.
  LiverpoolRange Locomotive Fireman

Location: Port Macquarie NSW
I am sure there was an article on how to represent NSWGR varnished passenger coaches in an AMRM issue and from memory Tamiya Smoke was used. Once again, from memory, it was brushed over a base colour. It looked great. When I am home I will find the article.
"linton78"


Linton,

The article was in Branchline Modeller #2.
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
I have used 'Smoke' for both representing a varnished car, as per the article in Branchline Modeller 2, and to represent a recently cleaned locomotive.


Modified Lima TAM in varnished finish.




Modified Austrains 36 class, weathered to represent a recently cleaned locomotive.
  linton78 Train Controller

Location: South Coast NSW
Aahh, so it was, thanks. I have no idea where my copy if that is at the moment.

James, your use of smoke looks brilliant. Very handy paint colour.

Linton
  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
I have used 'Smoke' for both representing a varnished car, as per the article in Branchline Modeller 2, and to represent a recently cleaned locomotive.

Lambing Flat

James, are you able to provide a quick summary of how it was used?  Brushed, airbrushed, dabbed off, thinned etc?  It does provide a very nice look.
  The railway dog Train Controller

Location: Adelaide Hills
Thanks for the replies folks. Catastrophic internet failure at the kennel has precluded an earlier post. I've dug out the article mentioned & will give it all a bit of thought.
What am I trying to do with it? Take the "pinkish" look  off an Austrains carriage. I think some sort of weathering wash is the way to go.

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