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First Time Weathering ... Advice Wanted
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 Posted: Mon Oct 22nd, 2018 07:19 pm
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Eric T
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For the most part I prefer non-weathered models, 
but after seeing this thing I decided I want something similar on my layout:

http://www.railpictures.net/showimage.php?id=313615&key=8477903


I'll be using a Bachmann On30 2-6-0 as the base model, 
and would like the stock lettering on the cab to be faded but still visible after painting since it will be the 8th loco in my roster.


https://shop.bachmanntrains.com/images/On30_Scale/25262.jpg


I doubt it's possible to install a working chain drive on this model, 
so I plan to remove the valve gear from the pistons and just leave the side rods, 
also I don't think there's room in the smokebox to house the V8 either, 
but I will be installing a diesel sound decoder.

What would be the best way to go about this project?  
I've never weathered anything before but I want the loco to appear rusted and neglected and the extra cylinder on the top of the boiler to be a faded red fuel tank.
Is there a starter kit that would have the right colors to go from black to dingy gray and include rust as well?


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 Posted: Mon Oct 22nd, 2018 08:43 pm
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Cor V
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valejo has a box with rust collors

my advice, start with a cheap model and practice on it

it don't have to be a train, whatever you can get your hands on

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 Posted: Tue Oct 23rd, 2018 04:30 am
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Thanks, 

I ordered their "Weathering a Steam Locomotive" and "Rust, Stain and Streaking" sets, 

and I have a few dead locos I can practice on.


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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2018 09:05 pm
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Well, here's the result:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3BzyjwkyH0

I like how Vallejo's acrylic paint 'flattens' as it dries, There were no brush strokes in the undercoats.  

Much better than the Testors' enamel paints I was going to use.

Thank you very much for the suggestion!



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