Of all the models of SS boxcars I've seen over the years, that one best approaches the appearance of the prototype's sides.
The vertical lines between boards are not exaggerated and the unevenness is subtle.
Even zoomed in, the sides look very good.
Individual boards and individual finishing seem the way to go for results like this model.
The second intermediate picture makes the side boards look like a piece of fine furniture.
Lee's work sets a very high bar for modeling. Getting the methods from the masters is always a treat.
Thanks for the article.