Step-by-Step Weathering Rolling Stock

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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    I have had a request to post this step-by-step of how I weather my rolling stock, so here goes.

    The car is an undecorated Atheran Steel and Wood Reefer that I painted and decaled for Hershey’s.

    The paint I used was:
    Undercoat: Folk Art Dove Gray
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer Matte
    Folk Art Maple Syrup, and Folk Art Metalic Silver Sterling,
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer Gloss
    Decals: Champ
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer Matte

    Here is the car before I begin the weathering process.

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    The first thing I decide to weather is water stains from the hatches. I drybrush Folk Art Light Gray under each hatch.

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    Next I add rust to the roof and hatches. I drybrush Americana Burnt Sienna

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    And here is the roof:

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    Next I decide to add some grime. I drybrush Folk Art Dark Gray along the bottom of the car and at certain locations along the body of the car and roof.

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    Here is the roof.

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    At this point I now seal the car again with Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer Matte


    Now I use a wash of Folk Art Dark Gray thinned with blue windshield wiper fluid. And lastly I seal the car with Testors Dullcoat.

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    Here is the roof again.

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    I hope this helps anyone who is unsure about weathering. If you have any questions please post 'em.
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