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Realistic Painting Tips :- ' Hunkered Down ' U.S. Army On30 Boxcar
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 Posted: Fri Jan 18th, 2013 04:23 pm
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Hey Dallas,

Great tips. Going to need to study this thread a bit.

When I saw that first picture I figured it had to be the EBT. I've got quite a few pictures of those cars back in 1971.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 18th, 2013 11:11 pm
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Excellent work, great thread, thanks for sharing



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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2013 07:26 am
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Thanks again for the great comments and, of course, just for following along!



Now, before we keep going on the sides, it might be a good time to do something about that black roof ... which is throwing off the balance of our "light and shadow" business a bit!  (And that should help make it easier to judge progress on the sides.)



So, what should a boxcar roof look like?  Kinda tricky to find color photos of those on old wooden boxcars, but here's a nice one!  Let's see, those roofs could be described as "black" and "brown" ... but the painting is oxidized, and of everything on the car, those are getting the absolute MOST sunlight, so the effect is a very light, powdery/dusty/oxidized look ... and, actually, we can see a LOT of subtle color variations there ...



Oooh, here's another neat one!  Makes me a bit "homesick" for Colorado, too.  Looks like a rusty galvanized roof showing through the peeling paint ... maybe we'll give that a try. L:



Now, of course, I'll go through a zillion crazy little steps ... but along the way, there will be several places where a perfectly sane person should be content to stop.  This one occurs rather early in the process ... it has the olive drab and a variety of other subtle tones, much like that first prototype roof photo.  This with a touch of black wash along the seams and perhaps some streaks of gray chalks would do just fine ...



And another good stopped point just a little further on for those who want a more weathered effect.  Nothing very difficult up to this point ... a matter of playing with the various colors and using some inks for weathering.



But, I think I'll drive myself :Crazy: a bit and see if I can do that something like that galvanized roof.  Speaking of sanity ... at this point, either of those "sane stopping-point" roof jobs would go nicely with the sides as they are ... so, sane people take note and give yourself a break!  And, those of us who are a little ??? can just keep going! :)

I think the roof is more-or-less done here and expect to do a fair bit more to add more depth, color and effect to the sides.  Roofwalk isn't finished ... yaddy, yaddy.

More to come when I get a chance to crop photos, etc. :old dude:



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I like the way the color is going Dallas, but I do have a question--that I should have asked earlier.

Why does the car have a roofwalk? The car is modern enough that there isn't any way to get to the roof--


                                     

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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2013 09:16 pm
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A nice tutoral Dallas, I realy like the effects your getting,
thanks for posting this.:2t:

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Herb -- It's actually a pre-War design, and there will be metal strap steps added to the closely-spaced ribs toward the right, allowing access to the roof.



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 Posted: Mon Jan 21st, 2013 11:41 pm
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WOW.  Thanks for sharing.  There's this little box car in my garage that I think needs a new coat of paint.  Can't wait to try some of these techniques.

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Thanks for taking the time to post this tutorial. I will definitely have to give it a try.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2013 10:27 pm
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Thanks again, guys! Making progress on the continuance of this ... will post more when I get a chance. :)



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Dallas, it looks fantastic. The other day, I was at the LHS (poor excuse for a train shop) and got "involved" in a "discussion" with an "expert" who had the opinion that styrene and resin couldn't...COULDN'T be distressed and painted to look like wood. This fellow has never seen anything like what you are doing and with his attitude, he won't become enlightened. I admire your work and my humble opinion is that you have proven him wrong, very wrong! Keep the faith, I can't wait for more "wrongness"...

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