I've been asked to weather a trio of RBOX boxcars for another local modeler, so I stayed busy doing some of that through the week. He wants them to have the logo "ghosted", where the black lettering has worn off, leaving the the ghost of the logo to appear in the yellow of the boxcar.
As for any progress on my JSSX, that has been a bit lacking as I'm still involved in weathering a number of railcars and such. However, I did get just a little bit done on the area of my scrap metal yard.
The corrugated steel fencing that surrounds the scrap yard is complete. The fencing scales out to approximately 8 feet high, which seems to me like it would be about right for this type of business. I still need to build a couple of chain link entrance gates to the property - one for the rail entrance and one for the street entrance as well. For the corrugted fencing, I've actually used a paper steel roofing made by a company called Paper Creek. I was given several sheets of this product several years ago and have finally found a use for it. I bonded the paper to .020 styrene with 3M 777 spray adhesive.
To break up the look of the steel fence, I also cropped and printed part of a photo I'd taken of the corrugated steel siding on the wall of a business here in town. That steel siding had been painted white, and some of the paint has begun peeling off. I thought that the change of colour would be a nice visual change and suggest that part of the fence had been replaced at some time.
I've started to create the scrap piles from scraps of 2 inch thick blue styrofoam insulation. I have yet to even paint the one to the right of the gondolas. It's 24 inches long and I'll likely make it a or rusty colour as a base for a pile of scrap steel. The grey coloured piles will be for scrap aluminum. I'm not sure yet just what I'll cover them with to simulate loose metal pieces. I'll have to come up with something though...