Rebuilding old Bachmann U36B Part 5 Weathering
1 color panel line pin washing
If you haven't figured out by now, my trains are inspired by the Minnesota Commercial Railroad, so my weathering is based on photos I took of the real deal....
The effect I'm going for in this build is sort of like this B30-7 I found in St. Paul...
my gallery of Minnesota Commercial can be found here:
Here is where we are with our build:
I used Testor's Gloss black and mineral spirits to just dab at the panel lines and let the paint flow where it will. Then I used either my finger, a cutetip or a paper towel to wipe off the excess.
I'd say for this low detail build we are looking pretty good and can now go ahead and spray a gloss sealer on it. Then we can move on to the handrails.
For a detailed look at how the real pros do this, here is my favorite panel line pin wash video:
This guy knows how to do it. He uses a pretty expensive pin wash, where I use just plain Testor's.