January Weathering contest entry thread

bremner Jan 22, 2016

  1. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    Sorry guys for being a little bit late, life happens. This month, official entries can post up to five images, one before, one of each side, and one of each side of the prototype if matching a real car.

    Entries will close Sunday and voting begins on Monday!

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  2. bremner

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    I shot the undercarriage with Krylon camouflage ultra flat brown and the trucks with Velspar blindfold, the colors of acrylic paints used were a mix of brown and terracotta for the fade, terracotta for the patch and pavement for the roof….and all graffiti is sharpies by hand
     
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  3. nscalestation

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    Here's my January entry. This is the before shot, an Atlas ACF 4 bay covered hopper with Micro-Trains trucks. This is actually an identical car with a different road number as I forgot to get a shot of the subject car before I took it apart. I wanted to use a covered hopper because they seem to be a favorite of modern taggers. Covered hoppers are most often light in color and on today's railroads they seem to be more common than box cars.

    There are is one of my prototype reference photos.

    Completed entry car on one side.

    Completed entry car on the other side.
     
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  4. Bendtracker1

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    Started with a MDC 50' Lomoille Valley boxcar with MTL trucks and couplers.

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    Painted the roof with aluminum paint, distressed the lettering, faded the car and added several layers of washes and grime coats.
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    Printed and added new reporting marks and tagging.
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    Added Forklift damage and repairs to the roof.
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    Fade was done with white oil paint. Grime was also done with oil paints of several shades of browns.
    Rust patches was again done with oil paints and weathering powders.
    Graffiti tagging, both red and black was done with an Inkjet printer on clear paper, the reporting marks and black patches on the sides and ends were done with an Alps printer.
    The Forklift damage was done using a pencil torch, and the repair panels were done with tinfoil cut into panels and glued in place.
    Wheels were painted with Floquil and rusted with powders.

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  5. barlowfaudio

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    FVM PS 5344 Single Door Boxcar Texas Mexican Railway with MT Trucks/Couplers.

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    Under frame bolsters were reduced to lower car. FVM low profile 33" metal wheels added to the Micro Trains trucks.
    Entire car was faded with cheap craft paints and weathered from top to bottom with cheap craft paint, washes and powders.
    Microscale black trim film and assorted decal lettering/numbering used for the patches. Renumbered to HS 75010.
    Floquil dark green used for the Texas Mexican Railway paint out.
    Weathering Solutions "Ichabod" decal.
    Roof was weathered with acrylic paint, multiple oil colors and powders.
    Added caulking with cheap craft paint.
    Trucks painted with Floquil Polly weathered black, brown craft paint washes and powders.
    Wheel faces painted with brown craft paint.
    Sealed with Testors Dullcote at the appropriate stages.

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  6. acptulsa

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    Dude, you really made that thing look like $$#!+.

    Or, to put it another way, you did a seriously good job!
     
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  7. Bendtracker1

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    Thanks acptulsa!
     
  8. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    After much perusal......the Ma n Pa will be my entry. On the one end it has simulated new tack boards, and on the other it has some little scraps of paper still tacked on. And of course, Tex of the XD spread gave it a brand when they loaded up some hay. PIC_0526.JPG
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    Kudos to all!!
     
  9. pastoolio

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    wow you all have done an AWESOME job on all these cars!! (y)(y)
     
  10. barlowfaudio

    barlowfaudio TrainBoard Member

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    yes...Kudos to All!
     

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