Jersey Central Reefer

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  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Below is Athearn Jersey Central Reefer I finished weathering recently.

    List of Materials
    Athearn 50’ Reefer Kit Jersey Central #1622
    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: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613)
    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: Americana Burnt Sienna
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)

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

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  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    That thing looks like it has never been washed. Nice work Tom...

    Andrew
  3. Blake

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    As they said on the CNJ "wash?....what's that?". Nice work T.
  4. Matt Probst

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    verrrrrrrrrrrryy nice Tom!!
  5. SD70BNSF

    SD70BNSF Member

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    Great Looks

    That's a really "dirty", as in good, looking box car. I am going to have to learn to do that myself. I'd love to see more examples of your weathering effects!
  6. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    Question - why window washing fluid?
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks folks for the compliments. Hopefully tonight I will posting my next completed car, a well used and abused N&W gondola.

    Andrew
    Thanks for the recommendation on another forum. I was floored. I never considered myself to be that good.

    Chris
    I have posted several other cars if you’re interested. Just go to my profile and do a search for my postings or visit my website. If you can’t locate them give me a holler and I see if I can list some for you.

    Jeff
    I use windshield-washing fluid because it works. Actually some folks recommended it to me here and on another forum when I was having difficulties thinning paint. I can’t use tap water because of its hardness and distilled water made things look cloudy. Also other paint thinners did not seem to work well. Some people have said that the alcohol content in the windshield-washing fluid is what makes it a good paint thinner.
  8. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    Tom, great idea. How does the "blue tint" affect the lighter colors of Floquil?
  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Re: recommendation

    Hi Tom,

    No problem!

    Someone here (in another thread) said why would they subscribe to any model railroad magazines when you can come to The Gauge and not only see great work, but talk to the people who did it.

    I especially like your work because I do not have an airbrush for weathering.

    Andrew
  10. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Great weatherin!
  11. jawatkins

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    The weathering you have done on this one and the gondola (?) look as good as anything I've seen in Model RR magazine. Maybe you should send them some pictures and an article on how you did it.

    Don't sell yourself short. You've done a great job and are very talented. That's why I enjoy this forum, you can see pictures of what people are doing and actually talk to them about how they did it. I think someone else kind of said something along this line in an earlier post, but it bears repeating.

    I had asked about the windshield washer fluid on your other thread, but I see now why you use it. I'll have to try it.:cool:
  12. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Again thnak you all for compliments.
  13. Eddie Landreth

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    Tom, your weathering is AMAZING! That car looks like it has been snipped out of a prototype photo!
  14. csxnscale

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    Puuuuurfect weathering,fantastic job.

    Paul