Chris Vanko shared his progress on Resin Car Works Kit 4.03, a Union Tank Line Class X-3 6,500-Gallon Tank Car w/1937 frame. Here’s Chris with his notes.
I finally got it done! I deviated a bit from the instructions but have wrapped up construction, paint, lettering, and weathering on a Resin Car Works UTLX tank car kit.
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Freight car weathering has been a recent topic on the Resin Freight Car Builders discussion list. Period boxcar roof weathering was also a recent discussion on the Real Steam Era Freight Car list. It seemed like a good time to pull photos from both discussions for a post.
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Jerry Hamsmith shared an activity report on a group boxcar kit build. One of the final products is being switched on Jerry’s layout in the lead photo. Here’s Jerry with the details.
A few friends and I just completed the group building of Resin Car Works Kit #8.02. I thought I’d share the results. Each of us have different modeling eras, which affects the final outcome of our builds.
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John Golden in Germany has been busy perfecting a simple weathering technique called salt weathering. We think you’ll find this technique useful, especially for weathering freight car roofs. Click on the images to review a larger size. Here’s John to explain.
About ten or so years ago I was online looking at armor modeling websites and came across an article that described a weathering technique called salt weathering. Since then I’ve tried it on a few models and the results are remarkable.
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