Jan 30, 2010
That sedcond car looks great man and is just cool:tb-wink:
Excellent weather job on the last two but the first one is a little too yellow... photo lighting maybe?? I really can't speak since I haven't tried my hand at weathering let alone get a layout started...
You went from what is shown in post 1 to THAT in ONE day?! Holy penguins Batman!
You've certainly proved your skill. I just hope we did not push you to add the dents, dings and such on a model you otherwise would have like to leave alone.
The new look, for me, is vastly improved, Thomas. Well done!!! :tb-cool: You will soon be the go-to guy for weathering and graffiti!
It is the same car.
Hey Thanks Mark.Well since I was stuck in the house I figured I would give it a whirl and see what happens.The good thing is that I learned a few more things doing this odel so maybe the next one will be even better.
Once again guys thanks for the comments and if it wasnt for everyones comments I would not have tried anything new.
Here is a boxcar I did but not too much wnt into this one.First I added Micro-Scale graffiti decals to both sides and then mask off the reporting marks and added Nashville and Eastern (NERR) decals again using the Woodland Scenics Burnishing Decals. I then airbrushed a light coat of a mix I made to tone down the model. Next I painted the trucks using rust and oily black and then painted the wheels with a rust color.Finally I sprayed the entire model with Testors Dullcoat. Oh I also added Kadee #5 couplers and rusted them down as well. Enjoy...
Super so far, Thomas. Would you consider some very thin rusty streaks coming down from the roof and along the vertical ribs? Maybe a bit of bubbly rust along the sill of the door where loading stuff scrapes and gouges the sill paint?
I don't think I have seen anyone advance quite a quickly as you seem to be!
That is an unbelievable leap from the first photo you posted! WOW!!!
Oh yeah duh... oops... well impressive job nonetheless!!
I like your gons much better now.
And I would go one step more. What about some light weathering over the graffitii ???
They look so hard. :angel:
Thanks for all the pointers and tips guys as I am learning more every time I do one.I am gonna try and start showing the before and after model so you can see the difference from beginning to end.Now onto the next one...
Next I am gonna do an L&N coal car for my NERR railroad.Although they do not own any coal cars they do have some L&N ballast cars but on my railroad the NERR has bought 4 coal cars for hauling junk, scrap, or whatever they can fit in there as there are no coal service needed on the NERR but they got these 4 cars at such a good deal they couldnt say no.
So far I have only added the NERR reporting marks and rusted up the wheels.I also added Kadee #5's and sprayed the model with dullcoat.I will post more photos as I make progress.
OK, I got the hopper done to my liking.The first thing I did was take a foam brush and tear off a small piece and dab it in burnt umber acrylic paint and dabbed it on different panels of the hopper to give it a textured look.After it dried I brushed on dark rust color chalk and sprayed it with dullcoat.Next I brushed on dark soot chalk and then sprayed it as well.After it dried I applied a oily black with the airbrush in different spots.I also applied burnt umber to the trucks and then hit them with a gray chalk and then topped the whle model off with dullcoat.It actually looks 10 times better than the picture because of the textured look.Hopefully I can get my diorama done soon so my pictures will come out better.Enjoy...
Tom, I really like the way the added touches pop out the springs. And thanks much for the blow-by-blow description.
I got some more weathering done Friday night.I worked on this covered hopper and once again tried some new techniques and went by a prototype on this one.One side was pretty filthy while the other side was graffiti from top to bottom and side to side(I always wonder how long it takes to do this and how much spray paint).Anyways this is what it looks like.
You are doing such a great job.
How do you do the graffiti ?
This looks good. I like it - for the era, it's prototypical.
Not all us of can be experts. You did an excellent job on the gondola.
You got it! I think I saw that " M8ER " go by here awhile ago! HA! Good Job, looks as well as the real tagger wluld do. (That's a compliment!)
How Did You make the Dents
How did you "heat the plastic?" Did you use a bulb or a soldering iron? How did you know how much heat to apply? Thanks.