Practice Weathering Part III

Further to the last thread…

Here is used Walthers car I got off eBay…
Just a light fade and some ubiquitous grime sealed with Rustoleum Clear Flat

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A couple of Athearn Roundhouse cars…

Fade coat…Tamiya Flat White thinned (a few drops of paint in the airbrush cup filled with XF-20A)

Tamiya XF86 to seal it…

W+N Raw Umber and Burnt Umber oils in streaks using Turpenoid as the thinner…

Sealed with Rustoleum Clear Flat

Tamiya grime mix sprayed along sills / roofline / trucks / wheels

Sealed with Tamiya XF86…

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Walthers Airslide Hopper I just picked up…
a nice older issue car…came out of someone’s freight collection
Just a mild fade and light weathering…

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Beautiful job again Dave, love the subtle weathering effects. You are a master at this!

Thanks Richard…!

Photos help looking at your work for sure….
On this one I never noticed the horizontal wash line on the last right section of the 3800 cu ft hopper…til now
I will have to do something about that… maybe some scratches or a patch
It’s all about the learning process…

Flip side

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Did some more work on the Canpotex hopper today…
Patched over Monday’s mistake…Tamiya Deck Tan over 2 sections
More panel line wash…
Rustoleum / Tamiya XF86 Clear Flat



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A quick job…. nice and easy rectangular Atlas box car as opposed to the Canpotex covered hopper…
Just went for light weathering, was a blemish in the middle of the roof I covered with rust…
Another estate sale car I picked up purposely for weathering…
Before and after pics

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Here is a Walthers Mainline car that I picked up a couple years ago from Midwest Model Railroad…
Tried some to replicate some flaked and bubbled paint on the logo along with a light fade and a moderate amount of grime…

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I must say that your weathering and aging skills are a true work of art! and now off I go to apply
your techniques to my own rolling stock!
Cheers,

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Walthers car from Midwest Model Railroad…40’ containers from eBay…Seller evemodel_es

Fade and grime…on car and containers…


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Bowser Ontario Northland boxcar…
These are not too glamorous reflecting a build date in the late 1940s…


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Today’s project is an Atlas 60’ CN boxcar….picked up 2 of them…


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What a huge difference a small amount of weathering can do to bring realism to a model. Excellent as usual Dave. It goes from looking bright and toy like to realistically grungy.

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Struggled a bit with this Intermountain Prairie Shadows Ex-Rio Grande patched RVPR hopper…

Fade then thinned oils…Turpenoid dissolved the glue holding on the roof…so that had to be re-attached with Crazy Glue then reinforced the interior seam thru the open roof hatch with Gorilla Glue…

Still have to add some kick up grime around the wheels…



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Dave, that scuffing on the loading hatches is phenomenal!

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Thanks for the kind words….