weathered switcher and cars

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by zappa, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. zappa

    zappa New Member

    my first attempt at weathering rollong stock
    what do you think please comment


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  2. platypus1217

    platypus1217 Member

    Neat. What did you use to weather them?

    I like the hopper, it looks really good. The engine and box car look dirty, but almost too uniformly dirty. I liked how the hopper seemed a little dirtier at the ends around the wheels.
  3. zappa

    zappa New Member

    thanks for the comment, i just use tamiya acryllics (im building wwoII airplains to) matt black, matt brown, light gray.
    i agree with on on the loco, it looks good but somethings missing or off, i cant exactly tell.
    but for my first time not to bad.

  4. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    Looks like you got a start. I will try to post pics of my first weather job I did I really like the results that I got from AIM weathering powers I bought myself for CHRISTmas and so far no need for clear coat the just go on and dont come off :thumb:
  5. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    They look, they give me ideas for weathering which I need to start doing. I dont like the look of CN black red and white ever since those colors began replacing the good old Missabe maroon and gold.​
  6. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    I think the coal car looks great. I agree about the looks uniformly sooty, but below the cat walk, there doesn't appear to be any weathering (but that could just be my monitor too). I'd expect everything "below the water line" to be a lot more rusty brown and neglected as the cab area appears. The boxcar's roof could easily be toned down and silvery run off finding its way down the side of the car. For your first time using paints - my hat's off to you because I know first hand that there's a smaller margin for error using paints than chalks. Really good job.
  7. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Looking good for a 1st weathering experience zappa.
    It's amazing what some little wash can do to weather a model.
    I just ordered my 1st N scale CN engine ( GP9 low front hood ) from the Credit Valley Railway Co. in Ontario.
    I too am modeling WW2 planes and Tamiya paints are of a very good quality.
    I agree with Herc Driver, a little rust wouldn't hurt.

  8. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    The dirt on the engine looks good... but it's just dirt. I see more fading/battered paint on CN power than dark brown dirt. Then again, this switcher is wearing a modern scheme. So the paint wouldn't be so faded - but then it's abnormally dirty.
  9. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    zappa, who make that CN N scale switcher? is it Life-Like ?
    what model is it, SW9 ?
    Where did you buy it ?

  10. zappa

    zappa New Member

    hey jacques, my fellow countryman.
    yes it is a life like loco sw9 got it in a starter set that my wife bought me,
    so i really dont know if its sold separate.

  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Good job for your first time.
    The engine and hopper look real good.
    But the boxcar needs some weathering on the roof. Since the silver paint is suppose to represent an unpainted surface, the roof should really be rusty, taking a beating from both rain and sun.
  12. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Zappa, thanks a lot for the information my fellow countryman.
    After 1 week of Googling, I finally found an online store in Canada that has some CN SW9/1200 in stock
    That online store in BC has a huge N scale inventory:
    PWRS Pacific Western Rail Systems PWRS

    Here is a pic of the model they have in stock

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