Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Revenge - Rebuilding an IHC 50ft Boxcar - Part 4

It's when paint and lettering are done that you can really see if your efforts were legitimate. In this case, I'm rather surprised to see it's now quite hard to detect the IHC lineage behind this car.

Lettering was done using mainly CDS dry transfers and completed with various generic freight car data decals from Microscale.

Some adjustments are required to fit the underframe back in place, but the most important things to do is weathering. I have a bunch of boxcars being rebuilt, so I'll wait they are all done.

Oh, and for comparison, let's look back at this car in its original state and wearing one of my early attempt at weathering done after watching Mike Rose's DVD on the subject many years ago.

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