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. In this volume, we take on five weathering projects from start to finish, using six different cars to illustrate a variety of techniques. Each example shows every step of the process. Join us for some HO scale fun!
We cover weathering and simple detailing, as well as some techniques for adding graffiti, including a special bonus chapter focused entirely on tagging a covered hopper. Follow along as we demonstrate our techniques for painting and weathering wheels, adding rust, streaking and discoloring car sides, 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!