Another Custom Car - CRP Hopper

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by TomPM, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Here is my next custom car project that is almost finished. I still have to make the load for this one but that may take a few days with Christmas being right around the corner.

    Road: Central Railroad of Pennsylvania (CNJ)
    Kit: Atheran 34’ Offset Hopper - Undecorated
    Paint: Folk Art Licorice
    Dry Transfers: CDS Lettering
    Weathering Dry Brush: Polly Scale Grimy Black
    Weathering Wash: Grimy Black
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

    After I finish the load I will repost the car.

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  2. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    nice job on the car, Tom. The subtle use of your weathering really gives that car a "life". Like the wheels also:)
  3. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Excellent job Tom, real nice looking wheels also.
  4. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Very nice!

    Looks great Tom - love those rusted wheels!

    :D Val
  5. Ben H

    Ben H Member

    Tom can you take a moment and explain how you do the rust on the wheels. I have done a few but never have they come close to looking like the real thing as you have done.

    Thanks in advance for you help.
  6. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    nice job Tom.....

    a prototype question---- just how and where do those types of cars dump their loads? Has anyone modeled such an operation?
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan


    The wheels on this particular car are temporary. They are the plastic wheels that came with the kit. I plan on putting P2K metals wheels on it when I get a chance.

    I do both the plastic wheels and the metal wheels the same. I just paint the face, back, and axle with Polly Scale Rust color straight out of the bottle; no thinning. I then seal them with Dullcoat.

    Just as another example here is one with the P2K metal wheels. The only difference on this car is that I did not paint the back of the wheel or the axle. I only just started doing that. When I do my annual inspection of the car I will paint the back of the wheels and the axles. I also touch up the wheels where the paint may have worn off from use.

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  8. Ben H

    Ben H Member

    Thanks Tom - sounds like a well throughout KISS formula. I think I was attempting to get another color into the mix and it become too much.

    Just rust - super simple I like it.

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