Assembling a Lok-n-Roll 50ft Boxcar

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Actually, today it feels pretty dry. Well, 98%. I can't tell whether the remaining 2% is the paint or my clammy hands, it being pretty humid here at the moment.
But I reckon I can apply decals. Then I intend to give it an all-over light brushing with powdered pastel for weathering, and it should be good to go.

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Do you plan to overcoat the car and decals prior to pastels?
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Richard-B wrote:Do you plan to overcoat the car and decals prior to pastels?
Yes, with acrylic varnish. I usually apply matt but the current paint finish is satin and looks quite realistic, so I may try satin varnish instead. I think the weathering powder should adhere ok. The weathering will take some sheen off anyway.

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Sounds like a plan!
We would all love to see photos when you finish...
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Richard-B wrote:Sounds like a plan!
We would all love to see photos when you finish...
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Here it is pre-decal, before I ruin it. A nice (and probably non-prototypical) chestnut brown.
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I never did post a picture of the finished thing. Here it is, with decals supplied by Ted Freeman in Australia. This is after I fitted my own naff ones, stripped it down and started again.
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You have done a great job. But the rods a the plug door are still missing. Here is a picture from the Railbox combo door boxcar.
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MacG wrote:You have done a great job. But the rods a the plug door are still missing. Here is a picture from the Railbox combo door boxcar.
Yes, that would finish it off nicely. I can't remember whether the kit came with any but anyway I have lots of spare wire.

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RodTT wrote: Yes, that would finish it off nicely. I can't remember whether the kit came with any but anyway I have lots of spare wire.
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