Requesting Ideas

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by hummerdaves, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. hummerdaves

    hummerdaves Member

    Hello I have a delemma ? I am not completly satisfied with this. I am trying to weather a wood box car, It's a ACCURAIL C&IM I need a shove so to speak
    Ideas or recommendation's. note picture quality is far.
  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    weathering tends to run vertical from top to bottom also you would see some rust stains from the bracing and the lettering would tend to be fade.:)
  3. ak-milw

    ak-milw New Member


    Are you brushing or using an airbrush?
  4. Conrail

    Conrail Member

    IMO it doesent look like a bad start if you are trying to show exposed wood under the paint. I would definately fade the Lettering and use a small metal bristle brush to burnish the wood (brown paint) to give it more of a peeling paint look. You would want to go horizontal with the burnishing and vertical with the weathering. Then again I have yet to weather any wood boxcars but that is the method I use on my structures and it works decent. Just a suggestion. Good luck. :thumb:
  5. hummerdaves

    hummerdaves Member

    ak-milw - I'm using a brush, Conrail thanks for the metal bristle tip.

    I'm trying to get the wood fading done first then the then some texture
    My thoughts on fading the lettering was going to be last because I want to
    use black and did'nt want any on the car just yet.
    Thanks guys

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