N track painting and ballasting pic

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Biased turkey, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    From top to bottom
    F 110073 Floquil Rust
    Out of the box Fleischmann track
    F 110014 Floquil railroad tie brown.

    I still have to paint some random ties with a gray colour.
    Any suggestion for improvment ? Tia
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  2. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Depending on my mood when weathering rail I will use anything from a rusty brown to the railroad tie brown you've used.I then paint the ties flat black.Once the black is dry I use various shades of gray ranging from very light to very dark with some white tossed in for good measure to drybrush a little colour on the ties sometimes doing it very heavy and other times just a hint of colour.
  3. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Thanks for the suggestion Catt.
    I randomly painted some ties with a mix of red-brown + light grey, and some other with ... RLM ( Luftwaffe ) grey because that's the only shade of dark grey that I have.

    Tonight I'll weather the ballast ( black wash ) and post some pics.
  4. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Here is the pic .
    The ties color are:
    1) Dark brown ( Fleischmann, out of the box )
    2) Medium brown: ( 66% Tamiya red- brown + 33% Tamiya Medium grey )
    3) "Luftwaffe" ( RLM ) grey lol

    The ballast inside the rails has been weathered with a 10% Tamiya flat black and 90% isopropyl alcool

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