Taking a stab at weathering an O scale car.

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by rdivizio, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. rdivizio

    rdivizio Member

    Hello and Happy New Year to all,
    Rich Divizio here from www.modeltrainsweathered.com
    I usually do HO scale but thought I'd give an O scale car a shot.

    Unfinished, but here is a small preview of my very first O scale centerflow hopper that I am doing for a fellow model railroader. He asked me if I had ever done up a car in O scale? Nope, I replied, but I thought it could be interesting. This model is from Weaver. With the larger cars, your weathering skills can really be seen, so you have to really be precise in your brush work and rust detail.
    If you like, check me out at my site at
    Talk to ya soon,
    Rich Divizio
  2. Dave Farquhar

    Dave Farquhar Member

    I saw a car that looked just like that being pulled by a switcher, probably on its way to the UP shops in DeSoto, Missouri last week along with about 10 other cars in similar tired condition.

    Very convincing model.
  3. rdivizio

    rdivizio Member

    Hey Dave, Thanks
    I do my weathering from whatever comes to mind.
    I look at prototype pics from time to time but have never done an exact
    duplicate of a real car. I actually enjoy whatever comes to mind as I freestyle my techniques. I hate being locked in when it comes to anything artistic.
    Granted, I try to apply rust, gashes and scrapes in areas where I have seen them happen on real cars, and so far so good.
    It's a learning experience and the more one railfan's, the more they will pic up the details.
    Thanks again,
    Rich Divizio

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