As I wrote a few post ago, I was giving a huge collection of HO train equipment from a good friend and among the ready to run rolling stock were a few old school '"shake the box" kits from Athearn, MDC and some Walthers Classics. So I decided that I wanted to get a few of them put togetherand do some weathering. First up this CNW Covered hopper which is an Athearn custom paint by Bev Bel .
As its a yellow I wanted to tone it down, so I used Some Vallejo Black Wash thinned down with water and kept it to the raised areas.
|Athearn Shake the Box kit.|
For the underside I used Vallejo Engine Brown Grime dry brushed on the underside but kept it pretty light I also added metal wheels from Inter-mountain Railway as well as added a few Kadee couplers.
|Metal Wheels and grime |
|Another old Athearn kit|
|Golden West Service Wathers kit.Add caption|
|MDC classic kit|
|Athearn Genesis Caboose|
So there you go, a few kits that I have gotten built, I know need to get more couplers and wheel sets to finish up the rest.