Nelsonville

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NW-17 rolls into Nelsoville off the Wilson Bridge branch.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Wheels of Time Lumber Load- Part 3

More progress has been made on the Wheels of Time lumber loads. After the Rust-Oleum paint that was applied in Part 2 had dried (see this post for more info: https://cwerailroad.blogspot.com/2017/10/wheels-of-time-lumber-load-part-2.html), I applied Dullcote to all of the loads. Once the Dullcote was good and dry, it was time to weather the loads. I used a wash of tube acrylic ivory black with a small amount of burnt umber added. The idea was to tone down the paint slightly and add some depth. I had also hoped the wash would help show some of the grain in the wood. Here's a photo of the completed loads.































The photo below shows a comparison between the weathered portion of the load and the original paint. It also shows how I cheated and weathered only those areas that would show.






























The next step was to add color to the ends of the stacks. I used Americana Tuscan Red acrylic craft paint and here's the bottle.







































I dipped the end of a small brush into the paint until I had just a little bit of paint on the very end of the bristles. I then wiped the brush on a paper towel before drybrusing the ends. Once the ends were finished, I lightly drybrushed the sides and tops to represent overspray.

Next up, it's time to start final assemble! Stay tuned.

2 comments:

  1. They look great! Nice job. If only the molded wood had some boards warped and twisted like they are when you go to Home Depot.

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  2. Those loads turned out real nice Tom.

    Also can you email me at

    indianrock8000@gmail.com.

    I'm changing my era and going present day.

    And would like to do a CWE EMD/GE as run thru power.

    Also have a car that might fit right in with your era just needs lettering finished as in data.

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