Friday, June 25, 2021

More Airbrushing

 I decided to paint the Southern gondola, since it's all black. Since I didn't have Model Air in black, I mixed up some of the Game Color black that I had, thinned with Vallejo Airbrush Thinner. Instead of mixing it in the cup, I have extra small dropper bottles and mixed it in one of those.

As I mentioned before, it's getting the right consistency is what I'm struggling with. This was too thin, and was watery. As a result, it took a lot of extra passes to get it covered, and I have a few spots to touch up. I did this with black so I could experiment with decaling and lettering this car and the NH flat to see how working with the different base colors is. Since I would apply the proper Hunter Green, Warm Orange, or box car red, I logically think that if the car was painted black, I should start there. So we'll see.

Here it is next to the flat car. you'll note that the black came out glossy, with the flat car...well, flat.

It's been a hectic couple of weeks, and that's not going to change for several more. I have been working on getting the lights installed as well, although nothing to really show for those yet. But I'm finding that I can go down and practice this when I have 15-30 minutes. It's easy to get started, and easy to clean up, and I have a bunch of hoppers to paint black. 

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