weathering tanker cars

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  1. storm

    storm Member

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    ok boys and girls i need pics of any tanker cars u got. real or model. i have 50 tanker cars and it is time to start to weather then. any pics would help.
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Jeff, :) You mean like these???? :D :D :D

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  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Or these?? :D :D :D

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  4. storm

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    hmmm i was looking for dirty tanker cars. u know the kind u wouldnt bring home to mother with out a good bath. LOL
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    ROFL :D :D :D :D All I could find was clean ones :) hopefully someone else can help. :) See ya!!!
  6. Fred_M

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    Most of the tankcars I see on the BNSF look like the ones N Gauger posted. I think they keep tank cars clean and in good shape because to the nature of the loads they haul. Also most anymore are flat black and don't show dirt. Just my personal observations from train watching. Fred
  7. belg

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    delete this please
  9. Waldbahner

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    Hi,

    there is a pic of my weatherd n-scale watercar in my climax thread and here is an other one in Fn3.
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  10. Woodie

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    Just a quick snap of a cuppla $5 tank cars I bought to practice weathering them up. :)

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  11. shaygetz

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    I use a wash, basically the dregs of my thinner jar. With this, I apply spots of paint...rust, flat black, etc...and carefully pull it in the wash.

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  12. shaygetz

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    Many of my cars come from the collections of modelers who have died, so I try to keep their work alive by doing little more than changing the wheels and couplers. In the tanker's case, the original owner fudged the decaling a bit. I made it appear as though it was burnt in that spot like so, using rust then flat black. I finish by painting the wheels Testor's Rust and the trucks with Testor's Rubber paint. I do not clean the brush as I alternate between the two colors.

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  13. Iron Goat

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    Shaygetz.... I like it !

    Bob
  14. Waldbahner

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    Where did I seen the big 4 letters painted on the green tankcar.....

    Oh.. I know.. I'm working by the BASF-Germany ;-)

    The weathering looks good, Shaygetz.