Sweethome Alabama

Jon Grant Aug 23, 2009

  1. Wolfgang Dudler

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    Those close up pictures are very helpful.

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  2. Shortround

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    Some great work. I got some ideas from your sharing. Thank you.
     
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    I have been messing about with some new weathering techniques on some of the freight cars for Sweethome Alabama. I has a go using oil paints, streaked with thinners on a couple of boxcars and also messed around with some home-made graffiti.

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    I've also had a go at painting some pulpwood cars, essential for modelling Alabama.

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    I'm not sure, but I think the pulpwood car in the RF&P paint scheme may be a 'foobie'(made-up), but it looks quite nice.

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    Excellent weathering. I especially like the SSW box cars.
     
  6. Wolfgang Dudler

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    Jon, great work as usual. :angel:

    What did you use for the pulpwood? I've used cherry tree twigs.

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    I concur. That SSW is awesome!!:thumbs_up::thumbs_up:
     
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    nice looking cars. Really like the weathering job that you did. Although for the area that you are modeling, I would go with SOU or SBD for the woodracks rather than the RF&P. As you would not likely see them in AL. Just food for thought on that.
     
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    I picked up 4 x 40ft pulpwood loads made from resin, at a local swapmeet. I then 'cut and pasted' them together to make 3 x 50 ft loads, adding barbeque skewers to raise some of them up to the right height and to fill the gaps caused by my terrible saw cuts.

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    I have a couple of SOU cars on order - the three cars I got were the only three in the hobby shop, and they were a lucky find on the second-hand shelf.

    My original idea was to patch the two RF&P cars into CSX, but it has been difficult finding photos of the RF&P cars in any paint scheme, let alone patched.

    I suppose I could repaint them to SBD, but I do like the unusual RF&P paint.

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  11. stewarttrains98

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    Understand about the woodracks. I think that I have 4 of them myself and at one time had a back order at the LHS for some. I dont even remember if I canceled that or not. But considering how hard they are too find, I agree on taking what you can get when you can.
     
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    I managed to get another boxcar weathered, this time an ICG boxcar, that was 'very' orange
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    I mixed a lighter shade of orange to cover the whole car, then rubbed off the paint over the lettering. I added the rust, dullcoated it, and finally added the patched number and graffiti, before dullcoating it again.

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    In the photo I was working from, I couldn't make out what the graffiti said, so I just wrote gibberish! The 'Zappa' on the reverse just happens to be what I was listening to at the time.

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    Now for a Family Lines boxcar.

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    I've been learning to weather a few freight cars for the new layout and decided to try out the chalk powders instead of oil paints on the latest boxcar, a patched CSX excess-height boxcar still in Family Lines paint

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    The other side (with damaged step iron). I haven't had time to do the new end numbers yet and the graffiti on this side was copied from other cars in the series.

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    I'm itching to do another one now...

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  14. Tbone

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    Very nice Jon...What did you use to do the white fine line graffiti?I cant seem to fine anything in white with a fine tip on it.
     
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    A white, fine-tipped gel pen. Gel pens seem to work well on painted surfaces.

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  16. stewarttrains98

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    very nice looking cars that you have done. really like the graffiti that you have added to the cars as well.
     

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