|The original model|
The grain boxcars saga ends today with the last of three cars. This one is an old Athearn Blue Bix kit I bought when I was in high school circa 1998.
|The cleaned and modified model|
Later, I tried to modernized it by removing the roofwalk and painting the roof aluminium color. It was an ugly job! Later, deeming the car esthetically unredeemable, I used it when I first started using artist oil pain for weathering. It was crude and the model was quickly shelved.
Since then, I discovered that 70% alcohol is good enough to remove bas weathering and Dullcote from models without attacking the factory paint if you do it carefully and quickly. I plan reusing that trick to salvage a few cars in the future.
|Some paint will be removed from the wheels|