Sunday, May 14, 2017

Paint Shop

Backdating Maerklin Schwenkdachwagen.
First step, get rid of the DB AG logo, and the car numbers on one car. I was unable to remove the logo and numbers. Maerklin's printing process appears to be optimized for protecting lettering and logos, contrary to other models I worked on. I tried a few different approaches with no luck, and in the end simply spray-painted over the offending bits.

Pollyscale "Rock Island Maroon" is an almost perfect match for the color of these cars. I will hide the the slight variance in color and sheen when weathering the cars. The photo above is taken with the light set to highlight the difference in sheen.

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