|A string of cars Peter and I applied PanPastels to...though I would do a group photo.|
After our second work session I had used some weathering on a Athearn wooden REA boxcar body that I had yet assembled. I though I would get the body weathered then paint the underframe and wheels. Once the day was over I did not like how the weathering affect turned out on the car. I should have painted the roof first. This was a good chance to see if the weathering could be washed off as reported by PanPastels. Yes it does wash off with ease. I used my fingers to rub the sides but a tooth brush might help if one has a lot of details that the pastels was applied to. I did not use any soap.
I tried PanPastels on a CPR outside braced boxcar. I was wondering how it would look and how I would get the colouring between the bracing. Using the wedge sponge I was able to do a pretty good job but had a lot of areas that I could not get at. To get the overall coating effect to the sides and ends I used one of my brushes that are my powder weathering brushes to push the pastels into the areas I could not get at with the sponges. This seemed to work to some degree. I finished this car with Bragdon powders were no pastel coating appeared. From my limited applications I think the pastels work best on smooth side equipment....George Dutka
|The sides have been finished but as one can see the ends still need some brushing to get the pastels into the areas that the foam brush could not reach. A light overcoat of pastels toned the boxcar red down to a more realistic look.|
|My outside braced boxcar after PanPastels|
|I pulled this car out of long time storage to become my first go at PanPastels. I used most of the browns and rusts that Peter had in light amounts. I actually used my fingers near the end of the process to help streak and blend the pastels.|
|Peter's finished boxcar and hopper on the WRD after a Monday afternoon workshop. He gave both cars a health dose of weathering.|
|Here one can see me working on my CPR boxcar while Peter dulls down his ONR boxcar during last weeks workshop.|