Details…..

It’s all in the details when it comes to weathering. Working on several cars for a client currently. When weathering again, I’ll look off a prototype photo of the same car, or a similar car. In the case of the boxcar just finished below, I followed the weathering on my original car. The client’s car started out like this:

Small details like ACI plates where appropriate, wheel inspection dots, painted tack boards just add to the authenticity of a model. Even detail parts on more expensive, highly detailed models when painted can add to a weathered model such as painting the brake hoses, glad hands, angle cocks, and brake wheels as shown below, plus some rust on truck side frames and springs. All these add to the finished model. Photos of this work on a Southern hopper below:

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