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I have been working recently on a boxcar project which just got finished and took its place on the layout today.
It started off as a Kadee boxcar factory painted with various stencils/diagrams.
The car was disassembled to put it back into kit form (time lost...). Paint was removed with lots of sanding at parts in order to get rid of the (pad-printed?) diagrams/stencils. Subsequently it was painted using Vallejo colors based on recipes out of MRH's excellent acrylic color guide.
Roof was weathered with a few layers of the salt weathering technique in a specific iteration to replicate heavy paint peeling off the galvanized roof based on prototype photos.
The rest of the car was weathered using enamels and oils. The decals used were by Microscale and apart from the FRISCO decals, data from various ATSF/NP sets were also used in order to obtain the correct data for this particular car.
The ACI labels are from Highball graphics, courtesy of fellow forum member Deemiorgos (thanks Dee!) . Clear coats used involved Tamiya clear gloss and Winsor & Newton clear matt varnish.
I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. Here is the finished car and more photos follow in the next posts.
In factory form...
Roof before painting/weathering
Continued in the next post...
Roof weathered, single layer yet...
More weathering layers added onto the roof (dust/grime layers). Finished boxcar on a siding opposite a warehouse.
Side view at the same scene
And a photo at another scene on the layout...
My Layout: http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/32015
That looks like the real deal! Best use of salt weathering I have ever seen. Could you add some further detail to your process?
What's the deal on that original paint job?
Really, really superb!
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