Saturday, February 25, 2017

More Experiments

Today I practiced weathering with Airbrush and Pan Pastels on a few cars for Silicon Valley Lines.

Each car came out nicer than the previous one and even the first one turned out not to shabby. I paid extra attention to only do light weathering. Some fading, some dirt, introduce subtle color variations, paint the wheels and trucks, ... and move on.

Next I grabbed one of the box cars from the Welztalbahn. This is a Roco model which, like most cars on the layout, ran straight out of the box. Shiny plastic, flat walls.

An hour later, the car looked dramatically different:

The camera ruthlessly exposes the small imperfections like the slightly splattery overspray, the missing grab irons, or the crude ladders. Nevertheless, I'm quite pleased with the result.

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