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martynkellyphil

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Faded paint on a Golden West Service boxcar
« on: June 09, 2007, 08:36:19 PM »
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I recently purchase two Athearn Genesis Golden West Service (GVSR) box cars.  The paint on the model is dark blue.
On the boxcars that I have seen, the paint is faded to a light blue.  When I try to get the same effect using chalks and dullcote, I just get a light shade of the model blue which is not realistic.

Any ideas on how to get the correct colour for the faded look?

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2007, 10:04:32 PM »
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Re: Faded paint on a Golden West Service boxcar
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2007, 11:29:56 PM »
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MartyNKellyPhil,
I'm not sure about this, but on modeltrainsweathered.com, "Darth Aggro" has a technique using Dullcote and alcohol. If you go on the site and look up all post by "Darth Aggro" I think you will find the answer. I hope this works for you.

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Re: Faded paint on a Golden West Service boxcar
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2007, 10:38:06 AM »
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You can just airbrush light coats of Polly Scale "Dust" onto the model, which will make the paint look faded.
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Re: Faded paint on a Golden West Service boxcar
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2007, 11:58:09 AM »
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I have one of these Genesis cars too and it has been sitting in the box for at least 3 years as I have been afraid to touch it.  :-[ (I know, that's probably the worst mistake of all!).

Jeff, may I ask, what exactly do you use for your washes?  I've heard that some folks use stuff like windshield wash, alcohol (70% & 91%), glass cleaners, etc....  Regardless, some cars seem to want to repel water-based washes, even tho I've very carefully washed & rinsed them with soap & water.  :-[

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Re: Faded paint on a Golden West Service boxcar
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2007, 02:00:51 PM »
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I like a light airbrush misting of reefer white/earth mixed to a light tan color.

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2007, 11:26:01 PM »
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