Thanks, youve built some great stuff. That last one looks great! How do you get the cars to look rusty like that? Do you spraypaint and then use a brush over certain parts? Ive always wanted to try weathering the car like you did.
Hey Will, Being a model train guy weathering comes easy to me. I use Pollyscale model railroad water based paints on pretty much every type of model except the glossy car models. You should check out the model RR paints in your local hobby shop or try Walthers.com. These paints are flat and come in a range of colors that apply to the rat rod world. Finish with a rattlr can of Testors Dull Cote will make it nice and flat. For the old look I do what is called dry brushing. Put a color on your brush(rust,mud ,soot black etc..) and wipe it back and forth on a paper towel or rag until it seems all gone. Then go and run the brush back and forth on your model. There will be a little paint in the brush that will leave a light stain or rust effect on your model. Remember to go in the direction rust would run(usually down). Give it a try. Also thumb through a copy of model railroader or model railroad craftsman. Even if your not into trains you can lean a bunch about modeling. It all applys to most scales. A model is a model. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Spokes HO scale
the tear dropp trailer was the base also then he has the sand glued down to the base as far as the car i couldnt tell if it was wood or it was the patina painted on it... they had a model section with prizes classes the whole nine... it had its own lil building a side fron the show it self.. crazy dope modle cars.