Re: Weathering wood box car
Out of curiosity -- what wash ratio do you use for your paints? And do you use alcohol or
water to dilute?
MILW, UP, and CP in Z.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Lionel Gazeau" <zeelionel@...> wrote:
> 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
> 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.
My off-line email should have answered that but for the benefit of others:
For a wash I use one drop of paint to six drops of water to which I
add a tiny tiny sliver of soap. You can also cut the water with a few
of drops of alcohol, or, believe it or not, Future Floor Wax works too.
I guess it depends on the effect you are trying to achieve. A very
thin wash will only stain depressed ares like between boards, a
thicker wash will do the same but will stain the rest of the car too.
The good thing about acrylics is you can just wipe or rinse off what
you don't like.
--- In email@example.com, "Russ Meier" <agentink_and_zfan@...>
>do you use alcohol or
> Out of curiosity -- what wash ratio do you use for your paints? And
> water to dilute?