Started some weathering this week

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Jon Grant, May 8, 2005.

  1. Jon Grant

    Jon Grant Member

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    I finally plucked up the courage to do some weathering on my Kadee cars (and others) this week. These are early attempts and far from Mellow-Mike standards, but I'm learning.

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    Here's one for Trainworm

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    Jon
  2. toolman

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    :thumb: The cars look great. I have done a few cars and yes there is a learning process. I started on cars that I do not worry if they come out looking like mistakes. I have read in the mrr magazines and forum's post on weathering. I have bought the materials to do weathering, chalks, paint, etc.
    I live right near a secondary and yard and the cars weathering and the rust, etc are not the same so mistakes might come looking very interesting.
  3. dturnerfish

    dturnerfish New Member

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    wow

    They look wonderfull.
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    They look GREAT!!!
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    They look like they have put in a lot of service Jon. Just like the real thing.
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Good job Jon!

    The reefer looks awesome!
  7. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    cars look great the only thing you might want to do is to bang up(few dents and scrapes) the hopper a bit .
  8. Jon Grant

    Jon Grant Member

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    I haven't plucked up the courage to take the soldering iron out to it yet, but I did weather the insides.





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    Jon
  9. Woodie

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    They look fine, Jon. :thumb: Look great. :)

    One chalk colour that I found very useful for weathering is white. As a final dusting, sparingly used.
  10. Livesteam

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    They all look great, i love that oscar mayer one,also i like the shiny wheels like the 1.1 scales
  11. Honger

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    Those look simply amazing! Did you follow a specific tutorial or just myriad advice and ideas from different sources? I'd like to hear some of the steps to your process.

    Joel
  12. Livesteam

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    you cant even tell there HO scale first i thought it was G scale
  13. Doc Holliday

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    Simply awesome!
    Doc