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In this ever boring life of social distancing I'm always looking up things to build my skills. Lately I've been looking into weathering buildings and scenery on my layout. Well a lot of videos come up on weathering rolling stock, so I thought I'd try it out despite my layout being more of a toy train theme. I have 2 work caboose' one is the cheap all plastic 2 axle without trucks shop I thought it would be a good candidate.

What do you think?



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Looks good. It appears you used a wash to bring out the details. A coat of Dulcote will tie it all together if you haven’t done it already.
 

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Add you some rust streaks from the roof line there. That always gives it more of a realistic touch.
 
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If I weather the clean one, I'll start with a coat of flat black on the trucks, and roof. This was kind of a test run. I have some other old used cars I look forward to practicing with.

Adding streaks of rust will really make a big difference.

Is it recommended to do a flat clear coat over the whole car? I haven't seen that recommendation on the videos I've watched.

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Looks great to me what did you do?
First I made a wash with some black and brown acrylic paint and applied it throughout. Then blotted some parts like the Santa Fe logo with tissue paper. I then used the air brush to spray the lower portion of the car with a rust color, letting overspray get on the sides a bit. I also lightly sprayed the roof with the air brush as well. As suggested I will making sum streaks of rust dripping down from psat's off the roof and sides of the bed with a small brush.

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In this ever boring life of social distancing I'm always looking up things to build my skills. Lately I've been looking into weathering buildings and scenery on my layout. Well a lot of videos come up on weathering rolling stock, so I thought I'd try it out despite my layout being more of a toy train theme. I have 2 work caboose' one is the cheap all plastic 2 axle without trucks shop I thought it would be a good candidate.

What do you think?



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Looks good, nice work
 

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If I weather the clean one, I'll start with a coat of flat black on the trucks, and roof. This was kind of a test run. I have some other old used cars I look forward to practicing with.

Adding streaks of rust will really make a big difference.

Is it recommended to do a flat clear coat over the whole car? I haven't seen that recommendation on the videos I've watched.

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I don't know what medium you used for your weathering but it looks great. I'd add some rust streaks here and there plus a little on the trucks. I always shoot a coat of Dulcoat to my finished weathering. I use only chalk so a coat of Dulcoat is mandatory. Besides, I can always go over the Dulcoat with more chalk.
 
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