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Weathering H0 freight cars

How to weather freight cars

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There are many possibilities and techniques weathering trains and freight cars.

Here (using a scale model truck instead of a train) is a small example how weathering took place by using weathering powders. The used materials are, pigment powders, decal fix, enamel thinner, water, matt cote, gloss cote and different small brushes.

Another option is a freight car with an aged look using Acrylic Paints and Chipping Medium. It is a total different technique with also a total different look. What type of weathering and material you choose is up to yourself. Everyone works according to his own technique and preferred materials.

Another methode is working with Acrylic Paints, Weathering Powders and Washes. You can easily paint a realistic aged wood structure on a plastic cheap car to look it fantastic on your track. This example shows a low side freight car which comes in many starter sets.

Weathering Märklin 4695 freight car see description

Weathering Märklin 4679 freight car see description

Many other techniques are possible and more descriptions will follow.

At the links on this page you could see all pictures and descriptions how to work.


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