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Freight Cars for Calamity

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I know there hasn't been a whole lot of action in Calamity of late, but I have been working on it. More miniatures are being added to the population and I have been slaving away on one of my "Hero" buildings as well. However, since that building has just about reached the assembly point I didn't want to haul it with me this weekend. Instead I grabbed four of my freight cars (kind of at random) and decided to do a little weathering work. You can follow the process on my blog at:


Here is the finished project if you don't want to see the start to finish progression:

On30.Weathering%2520Session.17.b.jpg

 

On30.Weathering%2520Session.18.c.jpg

 

 

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Beautiful work! My only thought would be to maybe try and paint some 'stains' or dirty marks on the planks of the first one just to dirty them up a bit.

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And don't EVER ship cattle on a flatbed car.

Learned that one the hard way.

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Beautiful work! My only thought would be to maybe try and paint some 'stains' or dirty marks on the planks of the first one just to dirty them up a bit.

So you don't think its dirty enough?

 

This is how it started

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This is how it ended

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Oh wow! I'm glad you posted some before and after, I get an even greater appreciation for your work!!

 

It looks great! I just meant like 1-2 randomly placed darker patches that could be old cow manure or blood stains.

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You aren't likely to see a stain like that in a gondola. They are mostly used to haul coal and low grade ore. I should probably beat up the tops of the sides though. Those receive a lot of abuse.

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Thanks folks! I was experimenting with a new material and I'm quite pleased with the final result. I'm stoked enough that I ordered the materials to make my own decals so I can letter my stash of unlettered cars (like the tank car, it doesn't have markings or logos for a specific railroad).

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and when you get it you can through in a couple of CP or CN cars to go in the mix.  (they do runs in the northern states as well).  :;):

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and when you get it you can through in a couple of CP or CN cars to go in the mix.  (they do runs in the northern states as well).  :;):

 

I've even seen Ferromex engines in Denver a few times, recently.

 

Not so much in the 1880s, though.  ^_^

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and when you get it you can through in a couple of CP or CN cars to go in the mix. (they do runs in the northern states as well). :;):

Unlikely! I don't think the narrow gauge system is going to handle that interchange very well!

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