Have you ever seen one of those white Soo Line boxcars? The kind with the large black herald lettering and the bright red door? The ones that always seem to be rusted and blistered beyond belief. Well, about five or six years ago, I bought myself a Fox Valley Models Soo Line boxcar at the train show in Ancaster, Ontario with the intention of weathering it and of course using it on the layout.
And then I tucked it away out of sight...on purpose. The idea of weathering the white paint became intimidating to me. Then, earlier this year, Jamie Barron brought the same car (different number) for me to weather. And I procrastinated doing the weathering on it too. Well, the wait is finally over for these two.
Here's the "before" picture of my boxcar...These Fox Valley boxcars are super sharp looking straight out of the box, although I think that the stirrup steps seem a little large. I like where it says "A Soo Line Colormark Car" to the right of the door. It was apparently some kind of coding system for the car's use.
Looks pretty good to me, Jim!ReplyDelete
Love the varied fading on the doors. Great work Jim!ReplyDelete
Thank you Mike. A couple of quick/light sprays from the airbrush with very thinned white craft paint. I'd seen fading like that in a prototype photo or two of SOO Line cars.Delete
Thanks Dave. Appereciated.ReplyDelete
Marvelous weathering subjects, and quite a nice job you did with them. That 'old rust' looks right.ReplyDelete