Weathering is one of the easiest ways to improve the appearance of a model freight car. A nice weathering job can turn an average model into a good one, and give even the most ordinary car character. In addition to weathering, many cars can be improved with the addition of a few simple details. Each example shows every step of the process. Join us for some HO scale model railroading fun!
In this 2 volume set, we take on ten weathering projects, start to finish, to illustrate a variety of techniques. Volume 1 covers, through 5 projects and 6 cars, weathering and simple detailing, as well as some techniques for adding graffiti, including a special bonus chapter focused entirely on tagging a covered hopper. Volume 2 covers patching and re-stenciling, aging real and simulated wood grain, installing photo-etched parts, adding free-standing grab irons, loads, brake details, and more! Follow along as we demonstrate our techniques for painting and weathering wheels, adding rust, streaking and discoloring car sides, repainting entire portions of a car, and more! While our cars may not be exactly like yours, the techniques work well on just about any type of rolling stock, whatever era and railroad you model!