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Mark5

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Subtle Weathering
« on: October 06, 2006, 10:17:54 AM »
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I tend to want weathering that is more on the subtle side. In the era I model it seems that with the constant mergers (and the accompanying repaints) and so forth not as many delapidated cars were around as in todays railroad world.

I admire Ryourstone's work a bunch:





Can anyone point me to an online "how to" on this, or a magazine issue?

I'd prefer an N scale modeler, as some aspects of weathering N would be somewhat different than say HO or other scales.

Thanks!

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Re: Subtle Weathering
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2006, 10:21:23 AM »
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Check out Rich's article in NSR a few summers ago. 

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Re: Subtle Weathering
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2006, 10:31:47 AM »
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Check out Rich's article in NSR a few summers ago. 

Thanks!

Looks like that one's (Jul/Aug 2004) unavailable:

http://www.nscalerailroadn.com/Backissues.html  :-[

I would'nt object if someone could scan it for me!  ;D

Meanwhile I did find this which has some hints:

http://crcyc.railfan.net/model/yourstone/pcbox.html


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Re: Subtle Weathering
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006, 03:48:16 PM »
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The article is definitely worth finding.  In it, Rich shows a step-by-step for a standard boxcar red 40' boxcar.  Most of the shock and awe weatherers choose gray or yellow or jade green cars to show off their rust.  I find these easier to weather than the standard black and boxcar red cars that were the majority of most fleets in the transition era.  I could use more good techniques for boring cars too.

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Re: Subtle Weathering
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2006, 09:13:35 PM »
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Thanks NandW!

Technique I used on those cars is the same as outlined in the article - an airbrushed fade coat and underframe, grime acrylic wash, some acrylic detailing, and finishing touches with pastels. On the express boxcar I airbushed some of the underframe color along the bottom of the car too.

Here's one where I think I did my best Non-weathering:



-Rich

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Re: Subtle Weathering
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2006, 09:21:54 PM »
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Rich, some of the best stuff I've ever done is a result of you giving me paint formulas...like 2/3 rust 1/3 grimy black for a nice greenish grime.  Did you discover any more formulas that work well?

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Re: Subtle Weathering
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2006, 09:36:50 PM »
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Nope that one is still the formula I use as a starting point for trucks, underframes, track, etc. The same color can be mixed with acrylics using Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Black, and White.

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Re: Subtle Weathering
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2006, 02:52:50 AM »
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Nope that one is still the formula I use as a starting point for trucks, underframes, track, etc. The same color can be mixed with acrylics using Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Black, and White.

-Rich


rich,

          even though i am HO scale, i still admire your work. it's not over-done, and looks very natural. great job as always!

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Re: Subtle Weathering
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2006, 09:59:05 AM »
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Check out Rich's article in NSR a few summers ago. 

Thanks!

Looks like that one's (Jul/Aug 2004) unavailable:

http://www.nscalerailroadn.com/Backissues.html  :-[



BTW, someone pointed out that in my zeal I missed the fact that on the page above it says in somewhat smaller print that "all issues are still available" - so place your orders!

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