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HO Scale SRN Boxcar
« on: November 11, 2007, 08:59:48 PM »
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This car is pretty much utilizing the same techniques as the last HO car, but I was a little more judicious with the sea salt and instead tried to get more of a horizontal scratch look.  To get the scratches, I gouged the blue paint after it dried with a toothpick and the corner of the little plastic piece that is included in an MT jewel box.  And then it occurred to me:  the rust is under the paint, like in real life.  I only had to paint the streaks (with oils).





Butch posted this car here (5th one down): http://therailwire.net/smf/index.php?topic=13033.msg105054#msg105054
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Re: HO Scale SRN Boxcar
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2007, 03:46:27 AM »
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This will fit in nicely on your On30 layout  :P

How much time would you say you spend on a car like this?

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Re: HO Scale SRN Boxcar
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2007, 06:19:59 AM »
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Wow...nice effect Tom! The texture is pretty sweet looking too!
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Re: HO Scale SRN Boxcar
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2007, 08:35:50 AM »
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This will fit in nicely on your On30 layout  :P

How much time would you say you spend on a car like this?

Well, let's see.  This doesn't include setting up the airbrush, mixing paints, or cleaning the airbrush.

1.  1m Remove trucks and wheels.
2.  2m Paint wheels with Krylon Rusty Metal Primer.
3.  5m Paint trucks with Rust/Grimy black.
4.  4m Paint entire car with Krylon Rusty Metal Primer.
5.  10m Dust car with Engine Black and Rust.
6.  5m Apply salt.  :)
7.  15m Paint car blue (Reefer White with Avon Blue).
8.  2m Use masking tape to mask off areas for darker blue (only let the tape attach to the ribs, to get a "soft" separation line).
9.  5m Paint areas darker blue (Reefer White with Avon Blue).
10.  60m Remove salt and scrape areas as needed.  This step allows the rust base coat to show through.
11.  4m Paint roof with SophFin Iron paint.
12.  75m Use Burnt Umber and Sienna oils to make streaks.
13.  2m Paint roof with SophFin Applicator.
14.  20m Make bottle for baby, feed. 
15.  30m Inspect streaks with macro lens, fix as needed.
16.  2m Paint roof with SophFin Applicator.
17.  5m Mask and paint blue reporting mark area.
18.  3m Paint couplers and coupler box Rust/Grimy Black.
19.  7m Lightly soften edges of rusted out lettering with light blue airbrushed paint.
19.  5m Change diaper.
20.  30m Decal.
21.  5m Dust decals with Polyscale dust to remove sheen.

~280m, 5 hours. 
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Re: HO Scale SRN Boxcar
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007, 12:58:00 PM »
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Very nice work. Fantastic weathering job.

Although... I noticed you used a Pullman-Standard car for this and the CUOH car... when neither are Pullman-Standard cars.

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Re: HO Scale SRN Boxcar
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2007, 01:09:48 PM »
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Very nice work. Fantastic weathering job.

Although... I noticed you used a Pullman-Standard car for this and the CUOH car... when neither are Pullman-Standard cars.

Is the correct car available in HO?

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Re: HO Scale SRN Boxcar
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2007, 02:26:50 PM »
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12.  75m Use Burnt Umber and Sienna oils to make streaks.

Guess it make sense that the most effective parts take the longest.

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Re: HO Scale SRN Boxcar
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2007, 02:29:48 PM »
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Very nice work. Fantastic weathering job.

Although... I noticed you used a Pullman-Standard car for this and the CUOH car... when neither are Pullman-Standard cars.

Is the correct car available in HO?

The CUOH car you did was an Evans/SIECO (Athearn Genesis) - although the rivet strip along the last post may indicate a non-terminating end a little more common than the stamped terminating end on the Athearn car.

The SRN car looks like a Berwick (Branchline Trains) with a slightly longer side sill reinforcement (common variation, you could extend the lower sill with Styrene strip)

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Re: HO Scale SRN Boxcar
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2007, 02:37:27 PM »
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Another absolutely astounding weathering job, Mr. Mann. Likely the best on the whole darned planet. But especially nice to see a contemporary car sans graffiti. (I have a fundamental objection to graffiti, even though it is an inescapable reality.)
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2007, 05:52:20 PM »
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Re: HO Scale SRN Boxcar
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2007, 06:13:32 PM »
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Thanks MrKluke.  I have three work areas in the house: a converted closet with a workbench, a corner in the garage with a paintbooth and photo equipment, and a spare bathroom that I use for paint preparation and airbrush cleaning.  So yes, I can work quickly (I guess) because everything is already "out" and "ready".

I add the copyright with Photoshop.

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Re: HO Scale SRN Boxcar
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2007, 09:38:29 PM »
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Very nice work. Fantastic weathering job.

Although... I noticed you used a Pullman-Standard car for this and the CUOH car... when neither are Pullman-Standard cars.

Is the correct car available in HO?
Like I said in the CUOH thread, The Evans Seico is available as an Athearn Genesis, but has the
incorrect ends. I have one & looking at doing some kitbashing, since I come across so many of
the CUOH cars here in town. (unfortunately lately most have had newer paint.)

Still a great car Tom-good work!
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Re: HO Scale SRN Boxcar
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2007, 12:11:44 AM »
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Like the previous car, excellent work and pleasing to the eye.

Thank you for the run down as well.

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Re: HO Scale SRN Boxcar
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2007, 02:29:12 PM »
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Tom - What does sea salt do?
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Re: HO Scale SRN Boxcar
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2007, 02:42:01 PM »
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Tom - What does sea salt do?

...sea salt quickens the corroding process !