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Author Topic: Rusty Wheels  (Read 5170 times)
Sean
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« on: February 25, 2009, 06:33:04 AM »

What is everone using to make there wheels rusty looking?
I think I'll just paint them with red primer.
Anything better?
Sean
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 08:07:41 AM »

rust comes in so many colors from bright orange (fresh and not likely) to a very dark brown.

Best thing to do is make a jig with holes in it to protect the treads. Use a material the same thickness as the tread.

I usually use a combination of burnt umber and brown(s)

-Marty
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009, 09:40:56 AM »

Sean ,

  Try www.modeltrainsweathered.com/inspirationyard.htm

  It might be of some help ,

  Nick Ogden
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John McGuyer
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 09:54:08 PM »

Most of mine, I airbrush them first with Floquil roof brown and then Floquil rust. Never bother to mask the tread, I just use the Mac McCalla trick of wiping the tread with a Q-tip dipped in thinner when I'm through.

John
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