Nice little site. It will definately help. I have 3 of those little suckers I haven't built yet.dthurman said:Chip, you got my interest up on what an ore jenny would look like, and I can see why you don't have any pictures of a silver mine, I googled and came up pretty emtpy on pictures, but lots of text.
I did find this web site that has pictures of the little mine cars, you may be able to use them as a reference of what to do to the ore cars
I don't think you listed what you use to weather...if you did, could you point me in the right direction, but if not, what do you use?Steve B said:Chears Matt, i have only been doing this for 3 years and have learned a lot in that time, when i look in British mags the tecniques are very dated or they seem to be after looking through MR and the Forums, when the wife saw me attack the alco she thought i had gone nuts, but she can now see why i did it and likes it.
The only problem I had with Dullcote on the car first is when I used oils and thinner, I got that cloud effect like you do with rubbing alcohol. I was a little perturbed when that happened, so I just covered the hopper with more chalk. You are right though, it does give a better bite for chalk. I think I need to pre-game each car I am weathering and decide if it's a chalk job and acrylics or an oil and thinner job. Just something I had happen, it could be the type of thinner I used.uspscsx said:TIP: A "cote" of Dullcote before using chalks helps the chalk "stick" to the surface. Chalks need something with "tooth" to grab onto. A coat of Dullcote gives the car the needed surface for chalk to stick to.
More to come.
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