Weathering a Diesel with Chalks - pastoolio

pastoolio Feb 26, 2010

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  1. pastoolio

    pastoolio TrainBoard Member

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    Hey all! I just finished up detailing a CNW GP38-2, and thought I'd share with all of you how I go about weathering my locos using just chalks. Yeah, just chalks, since like most of you, I'm kinda scared to blast my locos with paints. I do brush paint sometimes, but I've never used an airbrush on any of 'em. So this thread goes out to you scaredy cats who are a bit nervous to dirty up your expensive locos :D
    Chalks are very forgiving, cause if you don't like the job you did, they come right off. Dip the shell in some water, use an old toothbrush to scrub it a bit, and dry off. Back to a clean loco. So go grab one of those bright shiny things on your layout and lets go! :)

    The chalks I use are the run of the mill ones found at arts and crafts stores. The colors I use 90% of the time are black, brown, grey, white, and a rust color.

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    And before I get too far ahead, here is the weathering candidate, fresh from the shop.

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    pastoolio TrainBoard Member

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    So that's pretty much it, you should have a nice dirty loco now!

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    and this is where we started at

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    Now take that loco and go run it on your layout! =)

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    Thanks for following along with me!

    -Mike
     
  3. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is a very good tutorial for weathering diesel engines. As mentioned in the thread, chalks are very forgiving and make a good starting point for those who have not weathered before. If you will search the How To Forum for "weather" you will find additional techniques and methods.

    Thanks to pastoolio for this very nice tutorial

    Additional search terms:

    weathering pastel acrylic paint scenery wash
     
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