Rutland Custom Boxcar

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  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Here is the Rutland Boxcar I have been talking about for awhile. I finally finished yesterday when I got home from work.

    Road: Rutland
    Kit: Atheran Wood Boxcar - Undecorated
    Paint: Folk Art Barnyard Red
    Dry Transfers: CDS Lettering
    Weathering Dry Brush: Polly Scale Grimy Black
    Weathering Wash: Polly Scale Grimy Black
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

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  2. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

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    nice looking car, Tom. Like your work.
  3. Tyson Rayles

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  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    That DO look good!!
    Pete
  5. Vic

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    Hey Tom, Great looking car:) The more I see of that Folk Art paint the better I like it but still haven't tried it yet....did you airbrush it?
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks everybody.

    Yes Vic I did airbrush with the Folk Art. I thinned it with windshield wiper fluid at a 1:1 ratio. On this car I experimented and did not do an undercoat of gray. I airbrushed the barnyard red over the black shell. It took four coats to cover. After doing it this way I think I will continue to use an undercoat of gray in the future.

    The most important thing that I found with using this paint is that you have to seal it otherwise it may scratch off. I used Testors Dullcoat before I started the lettering. I sealed it again before I began the weathering process so I would not damage the lettering.

    The weathering was done first by dry brushing with Polly Scale Grimy Black straight out of the bottle. After that dried I gave the car a brush coat of wash made from 5 parts windshield wiper fluid to 1 part Polly Scale Grimy Black. I then sealed the car one last time with the Dullcoat.
  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Hey Tom,
    Thats excellent work my friend, looks brilliant.

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  8. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Man I gotta get an airbrush.
    Spray cans aren't cutting it.
    Nice work!
  9. Casey Feedwater

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    Tom, that's another great job with the craft acrylics. And the weathering is outstanding also!

    I think you're on to something important with the undercoating and Dullcoat-topcoating, though. It's something to possibly explore further and then maybe revive that old "airbrushing acrylics" thread we had going some time back. ;)
  10. jmarksbery

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    LUV ITTTTTTTT Tom, great job
  11. Railery

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    Tom u can keep posting all those great pics. :D But i am not going to work any faster on my basement so i can get at my layout :( ;)
  12. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Nice Job!

    I've read your "Airbrushing With Acrylics" thread, and BOY does this system ever work for you. An OUTSTANDING job!

    Cannot wait for more!:) :)