Monday, January 04, 2016


Yesterday I tried a few of the paints present in the house to see if any were a good railroad brown.  Decided none were.  Took the kids to Menards for way to long for a gallon of cheap paint in a railcar red brown color.  

I am applying washes each side a different method.  All are of the variation of red at the top, diluted black at the bottom and a wash over with a stiff wet brush to blend top to bottom or bottom to top.  Red on first, black on first, equal amounts, more red, mostly red.  I was told that it will go on bright and darken as it dries... that is true, it went on way too red but after an hour of searching the net about air brakes it is starting to look much better.

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