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« on: November 07, 2007, 10:55:03 PM »
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Four numbers, so four car string.  I have to finish the above's deck and ends.  The tank is hollowed out in case I need to add some weight; it is not yet glued.

Eventually I will add the chocks, chains, etc.
Weathering is with chalk, wash, and drybrushing, although in opposite order.
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Re: Flatcars
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007, 04:31:47 PM »
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What, no criticism on the weathering?  Ignore the tank for now.
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Re: Flatcars
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 04:53:09 PM »
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Probably a little heavy on the rust. I'd tone that down a bit.

Here are some ideas for tie downs:

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Re: Flatcars
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2007, 05:03:09 PM »
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I'm more interested in the tiedowns since I'm working on a couple flats with military equipment.

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Re: Flatcars
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007, 07:18:24 PM »
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What, no criticism on the weathering?  Ignore the tank for now.

Oh this is Railwire  :P sorry I thought I was on (Censored by FCC)

Your drybrushin' is not dry enough, try wiping the paint off until it takes multiple passes with the brush
to get any color on the model. try to keep your rust effects vertical (I have a huge problem with that - King of odd angles  :-[) 

I like what you've done with the chalk keep it up ;) there's great effects you can get with chalk...

a string of military equipment will look great! Post more photos!

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Re: Flatcars
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2007, 07:30:22 PM »
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Another thing when modeling tanks on flats.  Don't place the top machine gun on the tank.  They were kept inside the tank during transit, or sometimes in a box on the flat with the tank. 

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Re: Flatcars
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007, 08:48:08 PM »
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Actually wasn't thinking of the machine gun since the Walmart Specials don't come with 'em.  What you see is what I bought that morning.
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Re: Flatcars
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2007, 01:01:19 AM »
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Another thing when modeling tanks on flats.  Don't place the top machine gun on the tank.  They were kept inside the tank during transit, or sometimes in a box on the flat with the tank. 

They are growing legs otherwise?

Not a buff in weathering here, but the rust looks heavy to me.