Re: Wood sheathing differential weathering reasons

Bruce Smith


That's a very nice effect! If the car was undec, I would probably work in reverse, painting the raw wood colors, then chipping fluid, followed by the top coat, but on a decorated car, your approach is very convincing. 

As with all weathering, layers make a huge difference and I cannot wait to see additional weathering.

I'm definitely going to use these colors, and probably add some lighter grey and brown as well.

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

From: <> on behalf of Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 7:05 AM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Wood sheathing differential weathering reasons
Thanks for the image and overview.  I went to the work bench and did a ‘beta’ test on a Proto 2000 hopper.  Using a needle in a pin vice I added some grain in a couple places and the used Vallejo black gray and black to replicate the weathered wood as in your photo of the WP car.   After the paint was dry I used the pin vice again to replicate more grain.

This is only a test to see how the weathering of wood can be pulled off - am looking for other thoughts and I’ll try more on this car and post the results. 
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

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