...or weathering my freight cars. I've started tonight thanks to some encouragement and a demonstration or two (you know who you are!) and have two cars in progress. One is a WP 50' boxcar and one is a CNW malt hopper. Eventually I will be updating this thread with before and after pictures of the cars.
I plan on using artist's chalks and some airbrushed washes to make the cars look older.
The 'before' shot of CNW 490047.
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Looks pretty 'plasticy' to me.
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A couple layers and treatments of chalk and 'dullcoat'. Not quite done with trucks, ends, and wheels but pretty cool I think.
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Nothing special, just a regular run-of-the-mill Athearn boxcar.
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This one saw some treatment with paints AND chalks. Plus I tried some treatments with the Dremel. Not sure I like the Dremel effects, but the rest I do.
Thoughts always welcome...(but be kinda nice/constructive if you don't like 'em, they're my first weathered cars!)...thanks!