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 Posted: Wed Oct 25th, 2017 11:54 pm
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Well, it's been a while since I've updated this, and for that I apologise.

I've been working on some HO scale cars over the last couple of days - a pair of Athearn/Roundhouse "blue box" type kits of different types of rib sided boxcars.

So far I've used a mix of oil paint and pan pastels on the cars, using the Mike Confalone method detailed in a video series on Trainmasters TV. Here's where I'm at right now:

Midland Belt #38134 (ex-Western Pacific)







Burlington Northern #732359








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 Posted: Fri Oct 27th, 2017 12:21 am
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Today I've managed a little more on the BN car and started on a SOO LINE repaint.















Finally, I've started repainting and relettering a Southern Pacific caboose to go with them. This will be interesting to weather, that's for sure! :D



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More HO scale cars!

Walthers PS2 hopper:












Bachmann 40' High-Cube






Atlas (?) 50' covered hopper







Accurail 50' covered hopper (Work in progress)


Roundhouse 50' Railbox (Work in Progress)



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Hi Daniel :wave:



The weathering is looking very nice !

In South London EVERYTHING goes rusty !! ;)



I've always had a soft spot for those jazzy Railbox yellow schemes. :bg:

Not too much GRIME on that one please. ;)



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Hey Si,

No, no avalanche of grime going on the railbox. I have a soft spot for railboxes, which is another reason I'm going modern on my HO scale layout.

This particular railbox is being weathered after one from a reference photo of an example which appears to have spent 30 years in the California sun, so it's very bleached but otherwise pretty well preserved.

I'll try and dig the photo out the next time I work on the car. :)



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Nevermind - found it!

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1864386

See? Faded but otherwise in pretty good nick!

Last edited on Sun Mar 11th, 2018 06:12 pm by Daniel Beresford



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Your weathering is really great! :glad:


I'm going for a sun-bleached, sand-pitted kinda of look on my equipment.  Any suggestions on how to achieve that kind of look?  Got to keep it on the simple side.  I do have an airbrush just not sure where it is.  I generally use rattle-cans or acrylics.




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Hi Michael.

I'd recommend a rattle can of matt sealer and some pan pastels.

Look for a lighter tone to what you're applying it to, and 100% use reference photos!



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Hi Daniel :wave:



This one looks quite faded out.





I really like your 'cleaned' reporting-marks & roadname paint-outs !

&

Those hopper pix. are downright GRIME & CORROSION ! :thumb:



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Thanks Si!

The Northern Pacific hopper is - believe it or not - based on two different prototype photographs!

It's been a while, but I thought I'd update this thread with some kitbashing projects I've been working on in O scale. :)

Firstly, a Central of Georgia Woodchip hopper. This started out as an Intermountain 40' boxcar kit.

In the early 60's, the Southern (parent of the CoG) had a massive excess of 40' boxcars, and a shortage of woodchip hoppers. So they improvised, as the Southern was famous for doing.

They took the frame and a good portion of the bottom of the car off with a cutting torch, added outside frames (the I-beams in the below photographs), cut off the roof of the cars, added extended gondola-type sides at the top, then added drop bottom doors controlled by wheels and chains on the sides of the cars.

Reading The Colour Guide to Southern Passenger and Freight Cars, these were also fitted with slope sides inside the car, to improve the efficiency of the drop bottoms.

I can't find any photographs anywhere of the inside of these cars, so I've just gone with what I hope looks credibly probable!

Firstly, prototype photos:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3098166
(Below from my collection - not sure of the original source)


Now, my kitbashed version. I still need to get some chains for the drop bottoms, but that will come later, after I've painted and weathered the car.






And finally, the current state of the car -
basecoated (my rattle can ran out so I didn't get chance to finish the inside) and partially lettered.

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