weathering boxcar

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by belg, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. belg

    belg Member

    Mellow Mike I'm wondering how you created this wonderful weathering detail :markers, chalk? I,m talking about the boxcar in the photo contest.
  2. Mellow-Mike

    Mellow-Mike Member

    As this - and the other 3 in my folder below - were my first attempts at HO weathering, I used whatever I had laying around.

    I won't go into the step-by-step process... but I faded the lettering and logo out first, and then put a very weak black wash over the whole car. The now-infamous rust is simply 3 layers of 20-year old Polly-S Dungeons & Dragons water based acryllics. Each reddish brown shade hand brushed over the previous one.

    Finally, I used a couple of pastel chalks to add the very light faded tones here and there. There is no airbrushing on it at all.

    I'm surprised no one has done a car this bizarre before. It may look excessively done - but I copied two prototype photos almost down to each streak! All I can suggest is get a cheap car and practice a little.


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