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Offline Heisler

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C&S #22 - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« on: July 20, 2014, 04:43:52 PM »
I decided it was time for a little work on my train for my western town of Calmity. The town is served by the Colorado & Northwestern RR which interchanges with the D&RGW and the C&S (and any other Colorado RR that I can find decals for). I grabbed four of my freight cars (kind of at random) and decided to do a little weathering work. You can follow the process on my blog at:
http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-little-freight-car-weathering.html
Here is the finished project if you don't want to see the start to finish progression:


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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 04:50:35 PM »
Splendid work  :-* :-* :-*

cheers

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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 05:23:56 PM »
Aces! Those look great!

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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 05:27:32 PM »
Excellent waethering! I will have to do similar in the close future.

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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 09:30:02 PM »
That is very realistic looking wow! Thanx for the tutorial.

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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 09:43:12 PM »
That is a gorgeous example of weathering work.
 :-* :-*


Offline Heisler

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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2014, 12:55:20 AM »
Thanks guys. I have been moving towards getting another batch of cars done but I need decals for them first. I spent a week trying to make my own. Not a great success for the first batch but I'll continue down the path since its the only way I can get the custom decals I need, well short of actually finding someone to do it.

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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2014, 01:45:48 AM »
Spent a several very enjoyable hours browsing your blog this morning. GREAT stuff. Love the effective, no-nonsense approach you have to weathering your rolling stock.  :-* :-* :-*

Hope you have success with your decals! I keep finding more and more great stuff to do with Inkscape.
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Offline Heisler

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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2014, 02:47:25 PM »
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed browsing through the blog. Inkscape is a neat program, very capable with a relatively short learning curve to get started.

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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 12:20:17 PM »
Great job on the freight cars, Sir.

RMZ

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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2014, 01:04:12 PM »
Sorry if I missed this elsewhere but have you tried the woodland scenics decals? They are quite good.

Very nice looking rolling stock too, when next at a PC ill look at the blog too :)
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Offline Heisler

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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2014, 03:21:17 AM »
Sorry if I missed this elsewhere but have you tried the woodland scenics decals? They are quite good.

Very nice looking rolling stock too, when next at a PC ill look at the blog too :)

I have checked out the Woodland Scenics decals, although they are actually dry rub transfers rather than water slide decals. The fonts for letters and numbers available from Woodland Scenics is pretty limited and while my railroad is what we refer to as proto-freelanced I'm anal enough about it to want something closer to the actual font style used by the C&N RY.

The Woodland Scenic sets are an excellent resource though for those that just want something that looks like it belongs in the old west period.

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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2014, 05:05:40 AM »
Always nice work! Always have liked the blog.

Offline matthais-mouse

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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2014, 01:32:49 PM »
I have checked out the Woodland Scenics decals, although they are actually dry rub transfers rather than water slide decals. The fonts for letters and numbers available from Woodland Scenics is pretty limited and while my railroad is what we refer to as proto-freelanced I'm anal enough about it to want something closer to the actual font style used by the C&N RY.

The Woodland Scenic sets are an excellent resource though for those that just want something that looks like it belongs in the old west period.

Ahhh I see, well as long as you knew they were available thats the main thing :)

Offline Heisler

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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2014, 02:40:04 PM »
Ahhh I see, well as long as you knew they were available thats the main thing :)
Its always good to point stuff like that out. You never know when that kind of information will be useful to someone.

 

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