Custom Hershey's Reefer

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by TomPM, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Here is my latest custom painted car. It is a wood Hershey’s Reefer.

    Kit: Undecorated Atheran Steel and Wood Reefer
    Undercoat: Folk Art Dove Gray
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer Matte
    Folk Art Maple Syrup, and Folk Art Metalic Silver Sterling,
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer Gloss
    Decals: Champ
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer Matte
    Weathering: Drybrush: Folk Art Light Gray, Dark Gray, American Burnt Sienna
    Weathering Wash: Folk Art Dark Gray thinned with blue windshield wiper fluid
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

    Attached Files:

  2. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member


    Ummm... Ya!:rolleyes:
    Pun intended!;) :D
  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Very nice Tom! :)
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Very nice indeed Tom, Like the weathering you have done on it.

  5. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Very real, Tom! Appreciate that list of components, also.
  6. philip

    philip Guest

    Very nice!

  7. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    A beautiful bit of painting/lettering/weathering there Tom.
    Is all your rolling stock going to be done to this high standard?

  8. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Fantastic! I think I'm gunna get a zit just lookin at it! Love the letters: H.E.R.X. too! Guess he didn't buy her enough chocolate, so now he's her X :D :D :D
  9. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Tom, Another beautiful freight car! I really enjoy seeing the shots of your work.

  10. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    Beautiful work Tom! I wish the factory here in "Chocolate Town" would still send out those types of cars!

    Matt--Hershey (believe it or not), Pa.
  11. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    What's with the blue windsheild washer fluid? What does that do? Is it for the colour only????
  12. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Windshield washer fluid

    The colour of the fluid indicates how cold it will work to. The blue is -40, the green is -45. There's also pink for summer. I think you match the stuff to the colour of your fingers. :(
    The blue has alcohol in it for anti-freeze, the pink is mostly detergents and bug solvents.
  13. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    But what's this bizzo about thinning weathering paints with it??:confused: :confused:
  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Nice work Tom! I got hungry just looking at it.

    I'll take 2 in G scale :) :) :)
  15. Uteram

    Uteram Member

    Great job. Nice weathering!
  16. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Blue windshield washer fluid


    It was recommended to me for thinning paints for airbrushing. I have experimented with it for washes and it also works well. I was having troubles with airbrush thinner and the paint getting flaky. I tried distilled water but went it dried the car had water spots. So I figured what the heck since I was using it for airbrushing I should just try it for washes.
  17. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Oh. Ok. Now I can see it's purpose. The blue doesn't affect the colouring?

    I'd have a problem doing that though. I'd have to order the stuff from over there. No use or purpose for "antifreeze" windshield washer liquid. Never gets cold enough to warrant it.

    If it's the alcohol that does it, why not dilute the paints with vodka????? :):) **hic** :eek:
  18. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Thanks everyone for the comments.

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