Custom New Haven Hopper with Coal Load

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  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Here is the New Haven 4-bay hopper that I just completed. I broke off one of the footsteps when I was assembling the car. I decided to make the end where the missing footstep was look like it was in a wreck and banged up a little bit.

    List of Materials
    Athearn Hopper Undecorated (1749)
    Kadee #5 couplers

    Painting
    Undercoat: Folk Art Dove Gray (708) thinned 1:1 with blue windshield washer fluid
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)
    Final Colors: Folk Art Barnyard Red (611) thinned 2:1 with blue windshield washer fluid
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Gloss (CS200304)
    Dry Transfers: CDS Lettering (HO-476)
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)

    Weathering:
    Drybrushing (Rust): Americana Burnt Sienna
    Drybrushing: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613)
    Wash: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613) 2 parts; Folk Art Licorice (938) 1 part; thinned 5:1 with blue windshield washer fluid
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

    Trucks:
    Paint: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613)
    Drybrush: Americana Burnt Sienna
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

    Wheels:
    Paint: Americana Burnt Sienna mixed with Folk Art Bright Peach (682) 1:2
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)

    Removable Coal Load:
    Evergreen Plastic Sheet cut to fit.
    Painted Folk Art Licorice (938)
    Woodland Scenics Coal attached with 1:1 mixture of white glue and water.
    Car bed was lined with waxed paper during the making of the load.

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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    And here is the side with the wreck damage.

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  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Way to go Tom.
    That`s just the ticket.
    Lovely job......... Lovely ding:D :D :D :D :D
  4. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

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    even the "damage" looks good. Nice effect, Tom.:) :)
  5. csxnscale

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    Great job Tom.
    I like it.

    Paul
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    I want it!
    Nice work.
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thank you everyone for the comments.