2011
Nov 
21

Tanks For The Memories

Filed under: General — admin @ 12:25 PM  

Another undecorated swap meet kit, transformed into a DODX (Dept of Defense) veteran. The silver paint has worn off the surface over the years. The majority of rust is on the lower platform and couplers.

2011
Nov 
9

Golden… Grain… But No Rice-A-Roni

Filed under: General — admin @ 8:16 AM  

Finished a pair of cars this time. A Golden West Service insulated boxcar, commonly known as a beer car, because of what it carries. And a PLCX hopper, formerly an NFO Grain car.

The beer box features the faded blue tone these cars have as they age. It has also been tagged heavily, as in real life. The large colorful graffiti is authentic, taken from real cars.

The hopper is showing its age as well. It was a kit, and I prefer painting and weathering these to already assembled versions. Markings are all decals.