Hummer's Athearn Hopper.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by hummerdaves, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. hummerdaves

    hummerdaves Member

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    Here is another hopper, This on is from Athearn.
    The 1st picture is of the prototype.The next three are of my model.
    Let me know what ya think.?[​IMG]


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  2. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Impressive! i can't wait until my cars can be weathered like that!
  3. zedob

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    Hummerdaves, you are the "Master of Grime".

    Hands down, you have some ot the best weathered rolling stock I have ever seen.
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Awesome job! :thumb: :thumb:
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Nice work Dave. If it wasn't for the edge of the dioramam in that last pic, I would say it was the real thing too... :thumb:

    Andrew
  7. hummerdaves

    hummerdaves Member

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    Here are some closer to done shot's:eek:


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  8. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    I don't think you have ESP...So you don't know what I'm thinking...
    So...I'll have to tell you....
    TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!
  9. Papa Bear

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    Super job! :thumb:
  10. tweet469

    tweet469 New Member

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    How did you do the rail? The hopper is excellent, some of the best weathering I have seen.
  11. hummerdaves

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    tweet469 The track was done with a custom mix of rust sprayed with a airbrush then I brush painted on some raw seinna gouache and let it dry.[​IMG]
  12. 2slim

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    Mighty fine work Dave! We need to convince you to do a tutorial or an article for the Gauge E-Zine. I always enjoy seeing how somebody does weathering, so far I haven't seen a wrong way to weather stuff. It's fun to learn lots of techniques and then apply them so your efforts all look different.

    2slim
  13. RailRon

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    An outstanding example of weathering - fantastic job! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
    Is the car's lettering also your work? If yes, then your talents are still more awesome!

    Ron
  14. hummerdaves

    hummerdaves Member

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    Thank's RailRon, No I did'nt do the lettering. I did add the wheel dot and the ACI label.
    I am working on some custom painted item's which will have decal's on them we'll see
    how those turn out????
  15. hummerdaves

    hummerdaves Member

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    2slim I may try to do something like that, I have to get a car that has'nt been strarted
    on. Then remember to take a in the box shot???