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44814Re: Weathering wood box car

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  • Russ Meier
    Jun 2, 2006
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      Lionel,

      Out of curiosity -- what wash ratio do you use for your paints? And do you use alcohol or
      water to dilute?

      Russ Meier
      Milwaukee, WI
      MILW, UP, and CP in Z.


      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "Lionel Gazeau" <zeelionel@...> wrote:
      >
      > Russ
      >
      > Apply a VERY thin wash of grimy black, this will bring out the details
      > and each board will be visible. I use acrylics. this might be all you
      > need.
      >
      > If you want you can first take a boxcar red or a paint that is close
      > to the original color and add a little bit of white or yellow to make
      > it look like faded paint, dry brush the car with that, especially the
      > bottom portion, then a thin wash of grimy black.
      >
      > Apply rust to the metal parts including the trucks but not the
      > journals or wheels which would be oily greasy black.
      >
      > You'll find several examples of car weathering in my website including
      > some nicely done cars by Robert Ray. I am also planning articles for
      > Ztrack on just this subject.
      >
      > Lionel
      >
      > http://theotherlionel.com
      >
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