Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by erie, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. erie

    erie New Member

    first time trying a repaint if the pics come out look at them and see where i can inprove took a southern caboose and repainted into erie

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  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    It looks good to me, just needs a little dull coat to kill the shine, and some weathering or not as you wish.
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Nice work with the painting and all of those decals! Looks good. I second the Dulcote idea, it always helps with the sheen.

  4. erie

    erie New Member

    Thanks now about the dull coat Im new to the repaint stuff dull coat now is that something you spray on after you paint it
  5. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Right! It is a spray that cuts down the shiny look. It can also provide a little "tooth' to the model's surface that helps weathering chalks stick if you like to use them.

    Here's a link to the product: The Testor Corporation
  6. erie

    erie New Member

    In other words i couldnt use it now with all the decals on it.Im planing on takeing some old box cars i have an repaint them into 1950 1960 erie colors when i find out what color they were painted.Im color blind so that dosent help any
  7. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Looks good. :thumb::thumb: The Dulcote (in a spray can or in a bottle, for airbrushing) is applied after you paint and letter the car (but before you put "glass" in the windows). ;) In addition to killing the shiny look, it gives a better "tooth" to the surface for weathering. If you use chalks for weathering, another spray over the chalk will help to fix it in place. Many modellers also like to apply another coat of Dulcote over any weathering, although I don't usually bother.
    Erie boxcars in the '50s and '60s were generally boxcar red, although some had black ends/roofs and/or doors.

  8. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    As Doc said, Dullcote is perfectly suited for spraying over paint and new decals.
    It can help hide any visible decal seams sometimes. I'm glad he mentioned installing window glazing last! Of course you could spray windows to get a dirty look to them. :)
  9. erie

    erie New Member

    Ok so i still can use it. If i wasnt so brain dead I would remember,d as many times I went with my father when he worked for the ERIE. hell to get old
  10. ed acosta

    ed acosta Member

    Dear Erie,
    On close examination of the photo I noticed that there seems to be a bit of whitening around the perimeter of the decals. I wonder if you used a decal setting solution to make sure the decals rests fully against the body and contours, including the rivets? Make sure you use a setting fluid that is recommended by your decal manufacturer, and then apply a puddle over the decal. Use a straight pin to pierce the decal where you see pockets of air, and pierce the decal to allow the fluid to get underneath. The solution should soften the decal sufficiently that it will wrap itself around rivets and such and also become transparent to where the decal edges are hard to detect. Only after you are satisfied with the decals should you attempt to cover with Dullcoat.


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