Thursday, October 24, 2013

Flat Car #2

After building car #6201, I went ahead and built the other 6200 series flat car kit I had, car #6217.  I did a couple things different on this car.  Instead of using the plastic turnbuckle assembly included in the kit, I used brass turnbuckles instead.  I also painted the deck differently. While I still used the "smoke" colored Vallejo paint, I didn't use as much.  Then I painted on a couple washes of Modelflex weathered black instead of the ink.  I got more of a weathered wood look that I think looks better.
Since I'm in a flat car mode, I think I'll start on the two 6300 series flat car kits I have on the shelf.


  1. Patrick--great job on the flats. I built a 6300, and have a 6200 in the box. Too bad the Grande didn't have more flats, as these are fun and easy kits to build. The decks look great, and the weathering is just right!

    Keith Hayes

  2. Yep, Great job, Patrick! I'll have to try your weathering techniques. Might be a way to do house car roofs too?