Author Topic: How do YOU weather a Diesel road switcher?  (Read 3728 times)

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Re: How do YOU weather a Diesel road switcher?
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2007, 02:13:21 AM »
Here's my method.  This method is for diesel road switchers that are reasonably dirty.  (Passenger locos definitely require different method, btw:

1)  Remove shell

2)  On shell, use Bragdon Enterprise weathering chalks:   Using old paintbrushes, cut down very short, I put a coat of 'dust' overall.   Put gentle coat of black chalk in the grills, on the roof.   Put some very light touches of rust as appropriate.

3)  On the frame, use Grimy Black, dry-brushed on the trucks.

With a fairly fast method like this, here are results examples:

On the following shot, you can see the roof treatment on the SP SD9Es on the right:

And a couple final shots:

Hope this helps!

« Last Edit: May 28, 2007, 01:07:04 PM by atsf_arizona »
John Sing
Sarasota, FL
Modeling the Santa Fe's Peavine Line (Ash Fork -> Phoenix, Arizona) during the 50s and 60s