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graffen

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D&RGW 3000 series boxcar in HOn3
« on: March 13, 2020, 05:19:22 AM »
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I really like the Rail line kits!
Sure, they have a bunch of miniature parts to be fitted, but the results are so worth it!
I started on this D&RGW 3000 series boxcar the other night.

I painted it with Testor DRGW freight car red and then Microscale gloss before adding the San Juan decals.


It took a LOT of MicroSol to make the decals conform to the planking.


I used my own designed/printed trucks with Kadee wheelsets. They are very suitable for this car, as the couplers went on at perfect height with no shims.


I weather the car with oil paints that I dab on and then streak with a flat brush moistened with turpenoid.


When the oils have dried I add a brownish black oilbased filter all over before the detail weathering. I add some rust with Lifecolor acrylics and then some airbrushed dust.


Weathered and finished.


The roof did turn out quite good.


It's always nice to have doors that can be opened.
I use Sergent couplers on my fleet, and they sure look good.
Now I have 4 more to finish.
"Ora et labora"

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Re: D&RGW 3000 series boxcar in HOn3
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2020, 11:17:17 AM »
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Excellent! 8)  Your posts are always worth a look.
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Erik W

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Re: D&RGW 3000 series boxcar in HOn3
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2020, 04:06:31 PM »
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graffen,

Nice!  Well done.  I love these Rail Line boxcar kits.  I like how you built it with the door open and the wooden barrels inside.  I built one years ago.  I was going for the faded "pink" look these cars eventually got, so spent a lot of effort mixing my own color.  Also, I built this before I switched to Sergent couplers, so it has Kadee couplers.



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Re: D&RGW 3000 series boxcar in HOn3
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2020, 04:09:17 PM »
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graffen,

Nice!  Well done.  I love these Rail Line boxcar kits.  I like how you built it with the door open and the wooden barrels inside.  I built one years ago.  I was going for the faded "pink" look these cars eventually got, so spent a lot of effort mixing my own color.



Erik

They build up to something that is completely comparable in detail and crispness as a Blackstone boxcar which means in consist you can't tell the difference.  The real difference is that Rail Line kits--now some 40+ years old--are still available!

That's a fantastic build, BTW.
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Re: D&RGW 3000 series boxcar in HOn3
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2020, 09:24:04 PM »
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Both builds have turned out really well. I love using oils to weather.
I have Several kits to decal then weather so they will get the oil treatment also.
Wonderful work guys.
Rod.
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