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Old 07-15-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
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Custom painted rail cars

I just started to build a layout and i'm planning to have the time period set in the present day. Ive seen some of the mass-produced cars with the graffiti on them and it looks fake to me. So, I had a friend of mine paint up a couple of box cars with some graffiti. Graffiti on model trains seems to be a love/hate kind of thing, and i love what hes done with them. I'm interested to hear what you think of them.062912224615.jpg

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Old 07-15-2012, 01:19 AM   #2
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It looks good, but I would say that to me the graffiti is too large. think about it in scale, it's too high and large!
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:39 AM   #3
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I'd have to agree with that. Most graffiti I see on real rail cars is about 1/3 to 1/2 the size.
Links to a few real cars with graffiti.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...aspx?id=493408
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...spx?id=1539195
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...spx?id=2708087


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Old 07-15-2012, 08:27 AM   #4
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Great job. A little larger than prototypical, sure. But who cares, it looks awesome and it's large enough for people to read and enjoy from afar.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:01 AM   #5
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Nice job. Most wouldn't realize the scale.

Paint that OSB before you get too far.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:09 AM   #6
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Faultychild seat.

You are right about love/hate. Those general opinions have been expressed and I do not expect to see them again.

Since you like this art, look up CCrider and view his post. There is even a program to do it.

I suggest you two make you own club under the userCP. You can share without interuption. That is my goal.

I like the clash of colors but I have no idea what you like in the context of "evil" and "sick" painted on the side of a train. I would like to know if you care to explain.

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Old 07-15-2012, 10:23 AM   #7
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I hate graffiti. (Razzmatazz to T man)

They look too big?

If they were scaled down some I think they would look better, also the paint on the cars themselves are too new looking.
That is not to say that graffiti "artists" don't target new cars to vandalize, but most are weathered anyway.

I have some graffiti real trains in this thread if you want to look, I think the graffiti section starts at around post #250 then scroll to the end. There are a few as big as yours on the real trains,
http://www.modeltrainforum.com/showt...?t=5388&page=7

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Scroll towards the end there are more, after the one in #250.

Maybe if you had weathered the cars before applying the graffiti it would look better? As the cars look too clean.

But all in all nice job done on the tags.
Just a little big?

Edit again,

Read about graffiti gone wild?
http://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=12398
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:52 AM   #8
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Not a big fan of graffiti, but if you're looking for realism, it's the way you have to go. In Phoenix, I can't remember a consist that didn't have at least one box car or tanker that was tagged.

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Old 07-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #9
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looks ok, yea its out of scale ,but the art work is good

BTW yall do know why all the real cars all mostly painted at the bottom ,right?

because the thougs forgot to steal a ladder,when the was ripping off the hardware store's spray paint rack

or maybe the ladder was too hard to run down the street with ??

graffiti is the result of rail cars sitting around in rail yards or sidings way too long JMO........Mike

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Old 07-15-2012, 12:28 PM   #10
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graffiti is the result of rail cars sitting around in rail yards or sidings way too long JMO........Mike

They say that in the life span of a RR car, it sits somewhere in a siding or yard for 2/3's of it's life.
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