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I recently built my own work cradle for upgrading, repairing, and weathering locomotives and rolling stock. I made a video about how I built it. I hope you find it helpful.
I thought some might enjoy our latest video
How-To Model Realistic Weathering - Simple Method and Budget Supplies
In this video I show just how easy it is to create believable and fairly realistic weathering effects for frieght cars. Using a simple method and budget supplies we take a basic...
I have been refurbishing some ancient but still salvagable freight cars. Several have great, unique decals. However I need to airbrush paint the cars. How can I preserve the old decal signage. If I mask it, it will look as if the signs have different paint behind them.:confused:
I felt my heavy handed weathering attempt was too much so I used Artists oderless Thinner to dilute the dark Grey weathering which was absorbed by the paper
towel I was using.
I used coffee string sticks to cut the planks from too so they have many uses on our layouts and make great lumber...
These two old time tanks cars show the extent of my weathering which is sorely lacking in my estimation.
Also I noticed from taking the picture that the Zeroline car isn't even finished being assembled as it missing laders and a break wheel & chain and the trucks aren't even rusted...
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