D&RGW 3000 series boxcar in HOn3

Graff Mar 13, 2020

  1. Graff

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    I really like the Rail line kits!
    Sure, they have a bunch of miniature parts to be fitted, but the results are so worth it!
    I started on this D&RGW 3000 series boxcar the other night.
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    I painted it with Testor DRGW freight car red and then Microscale gloss before adding the San Juan decals.
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    It took a LOT of MicroSol to make the decals conform to the planking.
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    I used my own designed/printed trucks with Kadee wheelsets. They are very suitable for this car, as the couplers went on at perfect height with no shims.
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    I weather the car with oil paints that I dab on and then streak with a flat brush moistened with turpenoid.
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    When the oils have dried I add a brownish black oilbased filter all over before the detail weathering. I add some rust with Lifecolor acrylics and then some airbrushed dust.
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    Weathered and finished.
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    The roof did turn out quite good.
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    It's always nice to have doors that can be opened.
    I use Sergent couplers on my fleet, and they sure look good.
    Now I have 4 more to finish.
     

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