|My finished Accurail boxcar after a short visit to my workbench this summer.
Since this car was going to be used in the 1970's-80's fleet it got a good dose of powder weathering. I also used some old silver washed over with rust on the roofing. The car did have some weathering sprayed on when I got it but needed improvement. I also used a pencil to run along the grooves in the boards and along the roof walk which helped highlight the boards. The grabs and stirups got painted with a mix of Floquil Reading green and Brunswick Green. Think it turned out pretty good with minimal effort...George Dutka
|Carving off the ladder was not all that hard. I did not take it down as close to the siding as I usually do. But leaving a bit and staying away from the sandpaper the other details are saved.
|I still need to touch up the paint on the new grabs and weather the sides. I decided to play around with the roofing a bit adding some additional streaking.