This boxcar is an older model made by Atlas, and since the doors can be opened, I thought I should take advantage of that and do a bit of weathering inside as well. Have a look...
The boxcar shell of this model easily lifts off of the chassis, and once that was done, I quickly brush painted the floor (which was shiny black plastic) first in grey, and then added a silver colour over top of that. With that dry, I smeared AK Interactive's Dark Rust randomly across the floor, and followed that by brushing on a thin black wash that would highlight the gaps between the steel floor "planks".
A few very thin strips of black electrical tape were cut to simulate some scrap banding that's been cast aside, and a scrap of cardboard dunnage as well as a 6 foot long 2x4 have been left strewn about the floor.
To put the graffiti on the inside of the doors, I removed two of the doors and turned them upside down on my workbench to add a graffiti decal. After the decal had properly set, I used a stiff bristled brush to paint on a number of rusty scrapes and scratches.
The wheels and trucks were given my usual treatment of camo brown spray paint and rust powders. I make sure to mask off the wheel treads before spraying with the paint.
Once finished, I kind of think that this 60 footer looks right at home here on my GTW Maybe I should have tried to keep it for myself...I wonder if Brian would have ever considered letting this one go...
But.. it's all dirty and gross :PReplyDelete
Looks great man. How'd you do the rust streaks? 'Pull'-ing artist's oils?