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Discussion in 'Weathering Forum' started by cnw1961, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

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    This 50' boxcar is one of the oldest on my Miami layout (BLT. 10-74). So I decided to turn this beautiful new Athearn Genesis car into a rust bucket. I started by giving it a wash with white acrylic paint, that I diluted with alcohol (it was more lightly tinted alcohol than diluted paint). The graffity decals are from Microscale. After applying the decals I airbrushed a thin coat of clear matt paint to seal the decals and then sprayed a very thin layer of grimy brown. The rest was done with acrylic paints, a very hard paintbrush and an old cotton t-shirt.

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  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    BEAUTIFUL Kurt :thumb: :thumb:
  3. Dan85

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    That looks fantastic!

    - Dan
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's very nice work! I especially like the rust treatment on the roof. Thanks for the description of how you accomplished this superb weathering job!
    Ralph
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    Looks great, Kurt, and the rust on the roof is very effective. Did that car come with the cushioned underframe, or is that something which you've added?

    Wayne
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    WOW! As usual - you've done some great work. The roof coloring is perfect...I would totally believe that's real rust/grime. Very nice job.
  7. cnw1961

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    Josh, Dan, Ralph, Herc, I am glad you like it. To tell the truth, I don’t really like working with paint, but fortunately I found the right paints that make it easy to get good results.

    Wayne, I did not do anything on the car, I only ruined its good looks.
  8. steamhead

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    Its "old" good looks don't come anywhere near its "new" old looks.....Fantastic job....!!! :thumb:
  9. cnw1961

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    Gus, thank you. :wave:
  10. nachoman

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    jawdrop I am not convinced that isn't a photo of the real thing, cut out in photoshop, and then put in front of a white background!
  11. cnw1961

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    Ohh sh...... Kevin, you got me, but please, don’t tell anyone :mrgreen:.