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  • Bring back the [:thumbu] !!! I'd give you 2 Lou.

    Jim
    Take the red pill

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    • Thanks Jim! Click image for larger version  Name:	thumbup1.gif Views:	0 Size:	252 Bytes ID:	969319
      Today’s progress was weathering the tarpaper roofing with soft pastels. I used dark and medium browns, and a rust color. Starting with the brown colors, I brushed along the edges and bottom of the roof lines. Then brushed from the ripped paper edges down with dark brown. Lastly using the rust color across the roof here and there.
      Next, I’ll be painting the Athearn flat car, installing Kadee couplers, and Intermountain metal wheel sets. and get it ready to mount the front store section. Until then, thanks for following along. Roof weathering finished and before roof weathered pictures attached.


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      Louis
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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      • I'm with Jim on this! [:-thumbu] times two! Very, very nicely done, Lou! Bravo!

        Pete
        in Michigan

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        • Thanks much Pete!


          Louis
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • Update on flatcar assembly, pictures show the Athearn parts, and structure, as they will be put together. He structure will be mounted over two spacer blocks on top of the flat car, and a screw up the middle of the flat car into the structure bottom holding it secured in place.

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            Louis
            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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            • For the Flat car rusted effect, here is a How-to on weathering styrene for a rusted look. The following required items are a simple quick and an easy way to get the base rusted color. I used a can of Walmart flat black, and a can of Walmart ColorPlace red oxide primer. Also, a spray bottle/mister of tap water. Frist spray the flat car with the flat black, then immediately spray the flat car with water while the flat black is still wet, then following immediately spraying the red oxide primer, over the water, this is where you mist, or cover as lightly, as you want the look to be for you. However, you don't want to cover the whole flat car with the red oxide, you want to vary it. Now at this point you can shake the flat car to throw the water off, and this will give a look like the original black paint of the flat car has come off. Or, you can just set it down and let it all dry as is. In my case, I used my airbrush to blow off the water.
              As you can see this is an extremely easy technique to do, and the turnout is quite convincing. Make sure you have your paints and water ready to go, because this is a really fast job, everything must be done while it's still wet.
              Of course, this isn’t the end of weathering, I’ll be going over the dried flat car with other weathering, that will be shown in upcoming progress. I left the Athearn wheelsets on to keep the truck journal boxes clean from paint, because I’ll be throwing away those wheelsets anyway, and replacing them with Intermountain wheels.


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              Louis
              Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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              • Cool toot- torial ! Where you get that nifty alligator clip from?

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                • Kinda flakey, in a good way. Interesting technique.
                  Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                  Cedar Swamp
                  SW of Manistique, MI

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                  • Originally posted by Philip View Post
                    Cool toot- torial ! Where you get that nifty alligator clip from?
                    Thanks Philip. I got those clips at a Job Lot Store years ago. They wrap around that round base. You unwrap what you want to use, and clip your items to it. Its like a multi use hand/hold tool.


                    Louis
                    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                    • Originally posted by k9wrangler View Post
                      Kinda flakey, in a good way. Interesting technique.
                      Thanks Karl. Its a good technique for only the oldest type of rusting effects.


                      Louis
                      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                      • Fantastic rust effect! I'll have to try it some time.

                        Mike
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                        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                        • Awesome rust effect; I may just "borrow" that technique. Nicely done.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • Somehow I missed this was being mounted on a flat car....COOL!
                            Carl

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                            • Originally posted by Michael_Hohn View Post
                              Fantastic rust effect! I'll have to try it some time.

                              Mike
                              Thanks Mike. It is for the most worst rusting old effect. The lighter the water mist spray, the smaller the rust spots.


                              Louis
                              Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                              • Originally posted by Larryc View Post
                                Awesome rust effect; I may just "borrow" that technique. Nicely done.
                                It should have a great effect and look in O scale. it is great for those quick and easy jobs.


                                Louis
                                Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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