First Weathered Boxcar

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by RaiderCTE, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. RaiderCTE

    RaiderCTE Member

    Not necessarily wanting to over do the weathering, I used my black wash I used for ballasting and then used a building brown for the trucks. Now I just want to tone down the roof a little more but not sure how.

  2. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Raider, Just getting a RED X, no photo.

  3. RaiderCTE

    RaiderCTE Member

    There we go. I may need to wait till night time to take another pic. Seems like I just get too much light during the day coming through that window.
  4. RaiderCTE

    RaiderCTE Member

    THought it was working. I was trying to link to my webpage.

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  5. csxnscale

    csxnscale Member

    Looks good to me.
    The trucks and wheels are very realistic, the body could use more, at least I think.
    It is just my opinion.
    Good job.

  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    I agree with Paul - looking good so far, but perhaps a little thrown-up dust around the front and back and underside of the car.

    I've had good results airbrushing PolyScale Aged Concrete from the underside. Not rocket science at all, and a great way to get over airbrushiphobia. Doesn't need to be even, and doesn't need to be heavy either. Just remove the couplers (or mask them off with a little plastic wrap) and give a couple of squirts from the bottom. This is exactly how real dirt gets thrown up so IMO it looks pretty realistic.

  7. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Looks good!
    Saw a real Rail Box on the Housatonic. Really weathered bad. Wanted to try to get the same effect.
    Won't compare to yours though. Yours is much better.Rustall and a brush(lots of rustall) on mine.

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  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    They both look good to me! :)
  9. hoyle

    hoyle Member

    Looks good.But them door claws.
  10. RaiderCTE

    RaiderCTE Member

    Yeah, I went and looked at a prototype so I sprayed it again and added some "mud", as spit suggested. Pretty happy with it but I will probably take some water and a brush and fade out part of it on the railbox. The Conrail worked out well for not expecting it too. I had sprayed it with dullcote and something between the dullcote, plastic and the spray did what I think was a teriffic jobe pulling the white out and still having the black grime look. The paint was applied with a brush since I am airbrush-less. :)

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  11. RaiderCTE

    RaiderCTE Member

    The conrail

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  12. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Hi Raider, I thought your first photo was excellant. BTW, I like your track too. While there are plenty of examples of severly weathered cars, lightly weathered cars are needed in your trains as well. Both nice, you should feel confident about weathering now. One thing, I liked the lettering on the doors which was more visable in the first photo.

  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Very good weathering Raider. We all need a variety as Gary suggests from new to heavily weathered.

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