Weathered and Unweathered

A pair of Rapido Trains Pennsylvania Railroad X31A Boxcars, one weathered on the left, and one not on the right. The car on the left carries an earlier paint scheme than the one on the right. The car has been weathered using quick and simple techniques learned from Pierre Oliver using Iwata ComArt Weathering set paints. Some light grime on the sides, some darker grim along the bottom of the car, then some super thin black on the roof to represent soot, and black crud at the bottom corners to create the sense of grime being thrown up by the wheels. I overcoated all of this with a flat finish. I am debating if I want to add more weathering using oils to this car or not.

Truth be told, now that I’ve seen the cars, I really wish I’d bought two in the earlier scheme, I like it better. That car should look more used than the one on the right, so the weathering on the car on the right will be less than the one on the left when I do it. Either way, these are nice cars. I’m glad I have them for the layout.

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