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Brown, Brown, It’s Gonna Be Brown

Steve's 009 and 09 Adventure

I’m singing ‘Brown, Brown, It’s Gonna Be Brown’ to the tune of the famous Status Quo song ‘Get Down, Deeper and Down’, because I’ve decided my O9 open wagons will be brown.

I’ve made a test strip of all the browns I can find in my paint box. I sprayed a piece of card with Citadel Corax White, my default primer. I painted and dry brushed each brown onto the card. I had one can of brown spray paint and I sprayed that on (rather too heavily as it turned out).

I like Humbrol Brown (186) and Humbrol German Camouflage (160) best because they are an attractive red-brown.

I will sleep on it before deciding.

One other thing I’ve learned from this is that the dry brushed effects from Citadel ‘Dryad Bark’ and ‘Stirland Mud’ will be great for weathering. They create very nice dirty, muddy effects.

(If you are not…

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