First weathered Freight Car

NeilUK Nov 7, 2010

  1. NeilUK

    NeilUK New Member

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    My first ever weathered freight car. A bit over the top with rust i got carried away.

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    Photo taken outside.
     
  2. Mike Sheridan

    Mike Sheridan TrainBoard Member

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    Even so, very impressive for a first shot. You could try overcoating it with a layer of 'dirt' (eg. a grey/brown wash) which would tone it down and blend it more together as a rusty and faded old workhorse.

    (The first couple of cars I 'decorated' turned out a bit overdone too, but as long as it's only a few cars out of your entire fleet that look about set to expire it's not a problem.)
     
  3. Smokestack Lightning

    Smokestack Lightning TrainBoard Member

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    I already posted this pic. But since you are talking about over the top first attempts...
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  4. NeilUK

    NeilUK New Member

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    LOL I see i wasn't the only one. It's a good look when you get it right so you just can't help yourself.
     
  5. MOPMAN

    MOPMAN TrainBoard Member

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    We all have a first effort that is a little over the top. However I have seen prototypes just like it.
     
  6. Tracy McKibben

    Tracy McKibben TrainBoard Member

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    Carried away? I think not! I've seen prototypes that looked just like this. Whatever technique you're using, I think you've perfected it. This looks great!
     
  7. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    I like especially the roof.

    Wolfgang
     
  8. tehachapifan

    tehachapifan TrainBoard Member

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    That's awesome! I think you nailed it! I wouldn't change a thing.

    Care to share your techniques?
     
  9. NeilUK

    NeilUK New Member

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    I use Galeria Burnt Umber acrylic paint as a base. I brush/stipple it on trying not to be too smooth. After it's dry i brush over a rusty red/brown powder and that's it. The acrylic paint is the type artists use so is very thick which is perfect for rust as it leaves a rough surface.

    I got the technique from MonsterRailroad off YouTube.
     
  10. MP333

    MP333 TrainBoard Supporter

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    You can't really go wrong, looks great to me! It is fun to hit some cars really hard, that's real life.
     
  11. NeilUK

    NeilUK New Member

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    It seems to work best on bare metal colour. I tried it on a HO pickup truck chrome bumper and that worked.
    I can see it working well on caterpillar tracks also.
     
  12. okiecrip

    okiecrip TrainBoard Member

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    weathering

    wow do not walk on roof great job
     
  13. Smokestack Lightning

    Smokestack Lightning TrainBoard Member

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    I'm going to try that. I like the surface rust look:thumbs_up:
     
  14. subwayaz

    subwayaz TrainBoard Member

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    I must say it looks great to me, and that's your first time....SWEET:thumbs_up::thumbs_up:
     

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