It has been a while since I last posted to the blog. Lots of projects around the house have kept me away from the workbench. I did manage to squeeze in a few hours work on projects. Let me bring you up to date on a few older projects.
I have started to weather my Wilson meat reefer. My preference for weathering is acrylic paint. My brand of choice is now Vallejo. They have a tremendous range of colors and are available in a thick format and one that is set up for an airbrush. The paint is mixed with distilled water with a touch of wetting agent like Kodak Photo Flo 200. I applied washes over a gloss finish. Start with the lighter shade and move to the darker color. I was trying to create a bleached out paint effect. The orange is very bright and would fade fairly quickly in the real world.
My next step will be to apply a flat finish and go in with a very fine brush and add shadowing and accents using black and rust shades. I decided to apply the washes to the roof to tone it down.
I will post a shot of the finished project shortly.
My Glacier Park Models drop bottom gondola was painted today. The paint is nice and shiny but will be toned down once the decals are applied. I left the inside boards in gray primer which will be weathered.