Thursday, October 1, 2015

The ROCK 3.0: Airbrush Part II

I have found airbrushing is easy.  Decaling is a whole different can of worms.  Uggh.  I can imagine this is somewhat easier in HO scale, but good grief.

Decaling the ICG caboose went pretty smooth and quick.  I attempted to decal the stripes on the end of the Illinois Terminal GP7.  Well, that didn't go as well.  Finally, I said screw it and just placed IT Company decals on the ends.  I also screwed up the last "l" at the end of Illinois Terminal.  I figure some weathering can make that disappear.

Admittedly, I'm not the best at this at all, but I am willing to try.  I guess that counts for something.  Overall, they are my first projects like this and I'm pleased.

One question?  How do you get rid of the film look after decaling?  I sprayed both pieces with dullcote.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The ROCK 3.0: Airbrushing

I haven't forgot about the photos of the Fast Tracks FreightCrate.  I need to finish the second one and snap some photos.

Meanwhile, I have been practicing with airbrush painting.  Here are two projects I'm working on.

I got a hankering for an Illinois Central Gulf caboose, but unfortunately, you can't find them on eBay very often.  So, I thought to myself.  Maybe I could paint it myself.  It is all orange and basic decals.

Another project I wanted to do was create an Illinois Terminal GP7.  Again, they are pretty scarce on eBay.  I thought I could paint it and apply the decals (including yellow striping). 

Future Illinois Terminal GP7.
I believe I'm doing well with coverage and not too heavy on the paint.
I try to make many light passes.

Future ICG Extended Vision Caboose

I'm enjoying airbrushing.  It is not near as difficult as I thought it would be.