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Been Nothin' Since Frisco
As always, another great contribution to the collective wisdom of the railroad modeling world. Thanks, Harold.


I use a 2 step process that gets amazingly real results.

Went to the local hobby supply store (Michaels) and found this neat item. 'Sophisticated Finishes' it is a 2 step process for creating rust. Gave it a try & this is the best for making things look like rust! I cannot get the cammera to focus close enough on the 2nd picture for the rust view.

They also have a patina finish for that old copper look.

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