I have long been a fan of making my rolling stock look the part. That said I do not add any details like a lot of modellers do rather I just weather them to take off the plastic look and make them look more the part of a working railroad which lets face it that is why the Santa Fe Railway Southern Division was built.
I have done a lot of my older cars many years ago however after reading many post in various forums I decided to try using oil paints for a different look. Boy has this been a great choice. Much more control of how much and where the oil paint wash is applied. I am certainly no expert however I am happy with the results thus far.
This is just a snap of a few completed this last week while the weather has been well lets say not the best.
|An old Roundhouse car that received similar treatment to the car above.|
|again similar treatment, spray of diluted flat white, dull cote and oil washes. Same treatment to trucks and wheels sets.|