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Canadian National boxcars
« on: January 09, 2007, 10:39:50 PM »
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Listers, here's a pair of CN boxcars I just finished -- both are from IM 40' AAR kits.  These are perfect for my 1960 era, as CN had several thousand in service.  I used ModelFlex CN Red #11 and CDS dry transfers.

This car has the older angled herald, so I weathered it pretty heavily with washes, #2 pencil, and chalk:



This one has the newer paint scheme used from 1954-1960, so I kept the car pretty clean:



Two things I notice now is that the photos look a little more "orange" than my models, and the trucks could use some more grime, like a black or dark gray wash.

  Frank

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Re: Canadian National boxcars
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2007, 11:30:43 PM »
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Two things I notice now is that the photos look a little more "orange" than my models,

Frank,

If you have a decent image editting program, you can adjust the colour balance to correct that.

Nice cars. :)

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Re: Canadian National boxcars
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007, 12:08:40 AM »
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I like em!

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Re: Canadian National boxcars
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2007, 09:25:26 AM »
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Thanks, guys.  I'll need a bunch more of these, as CN had a huge fleet in 1960 and a direct interchange with the LV in Buffalo.

  Frank