For a while now I have wanted to weather my freight cars. I have a few factory weathered cars and absolutely love the look. I had purchased supplies (Doc O'Brien's Weathering Powders) a while back, but never got around to trying it. Well, tonight I tried it for the first time. I was quite pleased with the results. My goal was to create just a light weathering on the cars which I feel turned out nice. See pics below of two cars I worked on tonight. I really enjoyed it and now see myself with a new addiction of dirtying up the fleet.
Factory new model
First attempt at weathering with weathering powders
Comparison of the two
Notice the trucks weathered vs. factory black
I wasn't quite sure how to weather this one, so I just rolled with a little bit of this powder and a little of that powder.
Also, here are pics of the past week's progress / changes:
The spur at D&D News now is on the side of the building.Vandelay Industries was added next door making the industrial area more dense as typical with Chicago.
Vegetable Oil track removed from ADM Milling in Stockdale