Banged Up N&W Gondola

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  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Below is Athearn Norfolk & Western 50’ Gondola I finished beating up and weathering.

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    Athearn 50’ Gondola Kit Norfolk & Western #1697
    Kadee #5 couplers

    Undercarriage and weight
    Undercoat: Folk Art Dove Gray (708) thinned 1:1 with blue windshield washer fluid
    Paint: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613)
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)

    Weathering:
    Drybrushing: Americana Burnt Sienna
    Wash: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613) with a few drops of Folk Art Licorice (938); thinned 5:1 with blue windshield washer fluid
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)

    Trucks:
    Paint: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613)
    Drybrush: Apple Barrel Terra Cotta (20845)
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)

    Wheels:
    Paint: Apple Barrel Terra Cotta (20845)
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)

    I accomplished the bending by heating parts of the gondola over the kitchen range and using the handle end of small screw driver to "shape" the damage.

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  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    And here is the other side.

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  3. jawatkins

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    I love what you've done. It's amazing what you can do with acrylic craft paints. Why windshield washer fluid, if I might ask?
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    As usual, supurb craftsmanship. Somewhere you should collect all your posts of the cars you've done and publish them as a how-to.

    Don
  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I happened to see a memo from the N&W carshop boss, I'll quote this portion, "the next idiot who treats my rolling stock like his mother-in-law, is FIRED!!!'
    That's some pretty realistic damage you got there! Nice work!
    Pete
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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  7. Drew1125

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    Great modeling, Tom!
    I really like the look of that veteran piece of rolling stock!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  8. Eddie Landreth

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    Superb job, Tom. Looks very authentic.