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.