First Weathering Job

Discussion in 'Weathering Forum' started by Ginns, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Ginns

    Ginns New Member

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    Hey, I'm posting some pictures of my first weathering job on my first kit. I'm pretty happy with the results, but definately have a LOT to learn. I felt as if it was a hit or miss operation, having to redo the paint several times hamr.

    It would be nice to hear some responses/suggestions for things I can improve upon. I bought another kit along with this one and figured it would be helpful to get some feedback before messing around with another:mrgreen:. Yes, they were fairly cheap Roundhouse kits, but I only have so much room for error :p

    First off, I had decided to repaint the top and sides with floquil engine black to get rid of the glossy-plastic look that was on the original kit. Then I painted the bottom and couplers with floquil railroad tie brown. Boy, is this stuff a pain to clean off a brush. It also did not seem to stick to well to the metal :curse:. Any ideas as to what I need to do to fix this? Is there some solvent or technique (not mixing bottle enough?) I am missing as to the use of this paint? Anyways, any ideas about this would be much appreciated.

    Then I tried an acrylic wash on the car of some brown I happened to mix up. I swabbed it up with a cotton ball, trying to keep upward or downward strokes. Lastly I drybrushed some rust color on the trucks and other metal parts of the car.

    Well, sorry for that long-winded explanation, I'm out of breath just typing it :rolleyes:. However, any basic flaws you can point out or *hints* you can give me would be great. :mrgreen: Hopefully some of you more experienced modelers can help me on the way to weathering some more of these cars and such :thumb:

    Ginns

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  2. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    First off, very nice weathering job! The horn-hook couplers still make it look like a toy to me, so I suggest some kuckle couplers, even accurail's cruddy kind would make your car look alot better. Also, what scale is it?
  3. Ginns

    Ginns New Member

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    Thanks CNWman for the compliments, and it is in HO scale. Secondly, I agree completely with the couplers, they just happened to come with the kit. I have to replace them so that they are even compatable with the other rolling stock :rolleyes:. Hopefully if I can order some from Kadee I can start running it :mrgreen:

    Ginns
  4. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    Holy smokes! I did a double take for that one!! I just finished weathering one of those!!! :eek: Could use some dirt on the underframe, some rust on the trucks, but otherwise nice.
  5. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    Some dullcote too might help.