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Paint Markers

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:33 pm
by Mike_R
I have been weathering my trucks and wheels with acrylic paint markers.
I use dark brown or brown with 2mm tips. They are also good for painting structures, rails and ties. ... /20/page/1

Mike Ruby

Re: Paint Markers

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:16 pm
by Mike_R
[url=][img]http ... .jpg[/img]23rd Street signal2 by Mike Ruby, on Flickr[/url]

The GP15 is one I've finally finished adding bits to with lift rings, MU cables, uncoupling levers and ariel. The stock are from two extreme ages, the railbox car I bought a few weeks ago and it was weathered, new wheels and couplings fitted before it touched the rails. On a photo of these cars I saw one with a new roof panel, so did the same here, masking it while the weathering was added. The UP car is one of the first I bought, over 35 years ago! It had some weathering done many years ago, but has been experimented on, it was first to be a slider cleaning car, more weathering and now has new Athearn trucks which I've used a carbon paint pen to put a track across the axle for block detection. I'll see how it goes before doing others. If successful I can then do some other Genesis cars whose wheels cannot easily be changed for metal axled ones.

All the weathering was done with thin acrylic washes or paint pens.

Re: Paint Markers

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:34 pm
by deanobeano
Hi Mike,

The weathering and the new panel look really adds character to the rolling stock - when you're able to get results like that I can understand the merits for doing so rather than leaving them pristine and pretending there's a good cleaning plant on the layout!!

Have been looking for paint pens with a fine tip - will give them a try out for my N scale railsides and timbers - nothing ventured nothing gained!!



Re: Paint Markers

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:53 pm
by Mike_R
Two cars again weathered with acrylic paint pens and washes. Both were done from photos.

A DIFCO side dump car. The black patches under the stripes look like they were brush painted so are this rough.
Image11th Avenue difco gondola weathering 17 33 45 by Mike Ruby, on Flickr

The photo I used was was taken in 2006, when the car would have been over 40 years old. Looks like the number area was repainted and then the remaining rust above washed down. I presume it looked like the right end before.
I use a stipple brush to apply the rust, with three shades of brown, using the pens to put dots of paint and then using the brush to stipple around the area. The roof is just as rusty!
ImageCar weathering 13 48 49 by Mike Ruby, on Flickr