Weathering Rolling Stock, a Continous thread

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TLOC

Well-Known Member
Hi

Why wait, the roof is stripped!

Testors dull cote applied to the roof and its in the dehydrator drying
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for an hour or so

TomO
 

TLOC

Well-Known Member
TomO: I like using oils for streaking and fading since they do not dry as fast as an acrylic paint. Oils may take several days to dry to the touch.

Just a note.

Greg
I have practiced with oils but not a lot. Or should I write, not to my satisfaction. By placing the oil dabs on a piece of corrugated cardboard or a thick paper towel you wick off the linseed oil. By doing that I have read you create a quicker drying time, instead of 2-3 days maybe 24 hours. Still plenty of time to work the oil paint. I can speed that 24 hours up by using the dehydrator but have not played with that. Also, not matter how long oils have dried Mineral Spirits will still make them workable.

TomO
 

TLOC

Well-Known Member
Hi. I got home Friday but not to the paint bench until about 8pm Saturday for an hour or so and then a few hours on and off today. Pictures later for each of the cars but here is a group roof weathering picture.
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A CT chest scan and then a Ultra Sound tomorrow. I doubt I will get to the train room as I will be sedated for these 2 formerly very easy procedure for me.

There were a few well wishes for my Thursday surgery. Again thanks guys. I feel pretty good but it will be a process before the strength is back.

I have mentioned boomer diorama before from You Tube. I use his fading method using Tamiya x-21 base.
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Tom
 

Greg@mnrr

Section Hand
TomO: I enjoy the work of Boomer Diorama and his use of Tamiya Base White fading methods.

I have a heavily rusted GP38-2 that I wasn't too real happy with the weathering and it was a a nearly a $295.00 locomotive that I thought was ready for the junk pile. But...I'll use Boomer's method and save the over rusted areas and change them back to being just lightly weathering and fading painted areas.

Another subject, on the way home today from the cabin in Oshkosh Wisconsin we stopped at a grade crossing for a Wisconsin Southern unit train of covered hoppers and I could see first hand the lightly rusted tops and sides of the cars. Wish the camera was ready!!!

I like the roofs on the frieght cars. Nice work.

Good luck on the next round of med scans.

Greg

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TLOC

Well-Known Member
TomO: I enjoy the work of Boomer Diorama and his use of Tamiya Base White fading methods.

I have a heavily rusted GP38-2 that I wasn't too real happy with the weathering and it was a a nearly a $295.00 locomotive that I thought was ready for the junk pile. But...I'll use Boomer's method and save the over rusted areas and change them back to being just lightly weathering and fading painted areas.

Another subject, on the way home today from the cabin in Oshkosh Wisconsin we stopped at a grade crossing for a Wisconsin Southern unit train of covered hoppers and I could see first hand the lightly rusted tops and sides of the cars. Wish the camera was ready!!!

I like the roofs on the frieght cars. Nice work.

Good luck on the next round of med scans.

Greg

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Thank you for the comments Greg. We don’t get many trains during the day in the Madison area. Terry and I during a 2020 Summertime Covid drive ended up at the terminal of the WSOR near the old GM plant in Janesville, Wi. No trains in the yard just a few Sd40-2’s. I alway carry my cell phone which of course has the camera in it. It is so hard to catch trains let alone the roofs.

For the WC covered hoppers GUY in the diner posted some roof pictures for me and of course others. I use pictures as a guide but much of the heavier weathering for me is by feel as to what is enough or not. Ihave not gotten the “correct” feel on the roofs of the 6 cars shown on the bench. That’s why you are not seeing addition “these are finished” pictures.

TomO
 

Jaz avalley

Station cat
Hi

My last gondola got a bit of a reaction on the Facebook page HO scale shelf modeler. Many thought I had overdone it beyond being realistic. The ends had lots of suggestions, the sides, the floor and the load got great comments. Thankfully Arcylic is very forgiving.

from this
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To this after some rework
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Today I had a Facebook friend send me some reference pictures he took for me today 2/28/2022, in Edson Alberta Canada. Here they are:
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These pictures show exactly the type of help I was asking for on FB and the type of sharing we can do here at modelrailroadforums.com.

I have more gondolas to work on but the prototypes are heavily used but not abused with dings, dents and rust.

TomO
Love the rolling stock, these reference pictures show you need to dull down the kadees, far too clean, loving the thread
 

Jaz avalley

Station cat
Hi Tom- read on the forum here someone heated up a screwdriver and used that to make the dents.

Maybe used the same torch they started the fire with 😉
Heated metal tools, a knife for instance I have used to make a flat tyre, same principal, sorry not rolling stock
 

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