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Smike

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Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:35:01 PM »
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Absolutely Micro Trains best looking weathered and graffiti car to date. Pretty amazing screen printing. Not much to do but a few minor tweaks. Keep it up @Shipsure !

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Re: Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 11:08:33 PM »
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Is this one prototypical?  I sort of made a rule about that because otherwise too much money.   :lol:  Couldn't find a pic of this one to choose either way.

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Re: Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 11:27:00 PM »
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Actually the only one this month I didn't like.  Have to admit, I buy nearly all of them, but I need covered hoppers and others far more than another box car.

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Re: Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 10:27:24 AM »
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Very nicely done!   However just as a matter of personal preference I wouldn't go for something that has a large 'monster' tag on it... just 'cuz it calls too much attention to itself on the layout.  Graffiti is IMHO a two-edged sword - yes it it real-world but I don't care to see too much of it.

Ed
« Last Edit: July 27, 2018, 10:32:31 AM by ednadolski »

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Re: Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 10:58:53 AM »
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Absolutely Micro Trains best looking weathered and graffiti car to date.

I don't know, have you seen the Conrail covered hopper? That thing was a damned masterpiece.

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Re: Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2018, 03:58:56 PM »
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I love them. Most have been masterpieces.

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Re: Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2018, 04:56:44 PM »
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Why does the octopus have pubes?

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(Very nicely done)..
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Re: Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2018, 05:04:33 PM »
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I think it´s one of the best MT weathered cars so far.

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Re: Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2018, 05:07:17 PM »
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The weathered TTx well car 3-pack was awesome, as well as the Reading box.

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Re: Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2018, 07:31:42 PM »
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Why does the octopus have pubes?

~Ian

(Very nicely done)..

Cause it's a C monster.

Why aren't the steps and brake wheel weathered?

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Re: Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2018, 08:16:32 PM »
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Cause it's a C monster.

Why aren't the steps and brake wheel weathered?


The weathering is printed on prior to assembling. Although some of the weathered cars in the past appear to have sprayed on effects.

Yes @Ed Kapuscinski that Conrail hopper was wicked sweet. I’m going to try to pick it up.

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Re: Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2018, 08:48:41 PM »
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Is this one prototypical?  I sort of made a rule about that because otherwise too much money.   :lol:  Couldn't find a pic of this one to choose either way.

I asked on MT FB page and got this in a response.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/11700551@N02/29578628476/

The MP covered hopper is also from proto photos

http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=50257

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Re: Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2018, 09:57:25 PM »
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Hello everyone, just wanted to introduce myself and thank you for the feedback! I'm one of MTL's graphic artists and I've been creating the graphics for the majority of the weathered/graffitied cars for the past two years and nearly all of them in the last 6 months. I'm glad you all seem to be enjoying them. It's a labor of love.

I'm also pleased how well this Railbox turned out. Most of these cars require a significant amount of research and art time (some can have hundreds of layers in Photoshop - recreated painstakingly by hand based on photos), and then produced via several proprietary methods that have to blend together, by many skilled and talented individuals. We can't always reproduce every detail, sometimes due to licence agreements, but we always strive for the highest level of accuracy.

Many of you know Joe, a good friend of mine who is instrumental in ensuring things come together right. So its very rewarding to hear how well they're received. Everyone at MTL appreciates all your feedback and support.

Brandon
« Last Edit: July 27, 2018, 10:12:43 PM by MTL_Brandon »

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Re: Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2018, 07:59:12 AM »
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Thanks for joining @MTL_Brandon .  I know from making graffiti decals using prototype photos how much time is involved redrawing the original artwork.  Thanks for taking the time to get these right. 

Oh, what printer did you say you use again? :trollface: :tommann:

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Re: Micro Trains Weathered Railbox
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2018, 11:10:14 AM »
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I model a pre graffiti era, so as beautiful these cars are, they're not for me. However, I was observing a string of heavily graffitied cars the other day and it appeared that some of the graffiti "artists" had made an effort to avoid painting over important data on the cars, including most obviously reporting marks and etc. I'm pretty sure this wasn't by chance and it wasn't that the data had been repainted over the graffiti because in some cases the design had been arranged to avoid the data (data inside the center of an "O", for example). Is there some sort of 'honour among thieves' thing among at least some of the "artists" not to mess up the cars so much that the cars are made unusable?
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