Weathering Some Locomotives

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TomPM, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    I began weathering three locomotives the other night.

    The first thing I did was give them a coating of Dullcoat to cut down on the shine and slickness.

    After the Dullcoat dried I hit them with a wash made from 1 part Folk Art Charcoal Gray, 5 parts blue windshield washer fluid, and a couple of drops of dish detergent.

    Here is how they look:

    Bachmann Spectrum Reading SD45

    P2K Reading GP7

    P2K Chessie SD9

    Next I will be airbrushing the trucks and the bottoms of the locomotives with various dirt and grime colors.
  2. shortliner

    shortliner Member

    Great weathering - looks completely natural - which is just how it should! Nothing obvious to catch the eye. Can I suggest the same for the deer - they tend to stand out and "grab the eye" a bi,t and would be better if they were less visible as they would be in real life
    Shortliner(Jack)away up here in the Highlands
  3. Conrail

    Conrail Member

    I soooo love that diorama. I read the whole thread. The Locos look really great. :thumb: I am working on a few myself... lets just say no one shall ever see the first on I tried. Went way overboard. Good thing it was just a broken Tyco F7 I picked up for a buck.

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