Another Custom Car - CRP Hopper

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by TomPM, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Here is my next custom car project that is almost finished. I still have to make the load for this one but that may take a few days with Christmas being right around the corner.

    Road: Central Railroad of Pennsylvania (CNJ)
    Kit: Atheran 34’ Offset Hopper - Undecorated
    Paint: Folk Art Licorice
    Dry Transfers: CDS Lettering
    Weathering Dry Brush: Polly Scale Grimy Black
    Weathering Wash: Grimy Black
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

    After I finish the load I will repost the car.

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  2. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

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    nice job on the car, Tom. The subtle use of your weathering really gives that car a "life". Like the wheels also:)
  3. shamus

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    Excellent job Tom, real nice looking wheels also.
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  4. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Very nice!

    Looks great Tom - love those rusted wheels!

    cheers
    :D Val
  5. Ben H

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    Tom can you take a moment and explain how you do the rust on the wheels. I have done a few but never have they come close to looking like the real thing as you have done.

    Thanks in advance for you help.
  6. aartwmich

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    nice job Tom.....

    a prototype question---- just how and where do those types of cars dump their loads? Has anyone modeled such an operation?
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Ben

    The wheels on this particular car are temporary. They are the plastic wheels that came with the kit. I plan on putting P2K metals wheels on it when I get a chance.

    I do both the plastic wheels and the metal wheels the same. I just paint the face, back, and axle with Polly Scale Rust color straight out of the bottle; no thinning. I then seal them with Dullcoat.

    Just as another example here is one with the P2K metal wheels. The only difference on this car is that I did not paint the back of the wheel or the axle. I only just started doing that. When I do my annual inspection of the car I will paint the back of the wheels and the axles. I also touch up the wheels where the paint may have worn off from use.

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  8. Ben H

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    Thanks Tom - sounds like a well throughout KISS formula. I think I was attempting to get another color into the mix and it become too much.

    Just rust - super simple I like it.