Weathering - Covered Hopper

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by 2-8-2, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

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    Howdy!

    I haven't taken any pics of my weathering attempts since I got my new camera, so I thought I'd post a couple images of my covered hoppers:

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    I didn't show the trucks because I haven't weathered these. This hopper is from Atlas, and I replace those with Micro-Trains...just haven't done it to this one yet.

    I used these Polly Scale and/or Floquil paints: Grimy Black, Rust, Earth, and Dirt. Some may also notice a few spots of spilled "corn" on the roof. This is actually garlic salt that has been glued in place. A little trick I picked up from an article I read.
  2. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    Ah nice Weathering! :thumb: I like the streaks down the side! :thumb: The corn is a great touch too!
  3. zedob

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    Just in time to keep the vampires away, aye?
  4. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    Nice job! I like the bits of rust on the steps.
  5. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    NICE JOB!:thumb: i think the roof is most impressive!:thumb: :D -Deano