• It's a good job all around, but I think the bit of white behind the brown grill, below the brown tile jumps out at me as not quite right.

    Bravo though, bravo! - wunztwice
  • agreed. the dark orange behind the brown is better tho - ta||tim
  • Was just going to write that too. Thirded - gambort
  • Darker colours for transitions? - gambort
  • You almost have a digital camo effect going on here. Very nice. - -Cooper-

Weathered blue boxcar

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Finally trying my hand at weathering in the brick. Still a WIP, but it's on it's way. Same basic build as my other modern boxcars and the weathering isn't even snotted, just lots of 1x1 plates. It's either a weathered boxcar or what it is... is beautiful.

The boxcar inspiration

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  1. ta||tim 69 months ago | reply

    weathering in lego is hard.I think yours works

  2. SavaTheAggie 69 months ago | reply

    You know, one of these days I'll actually build a box car, not to mention a great looking weathered one like this.

  3. [jaster] 69 months ago | reply

    Be prepared for hoards of people asking you what "logo" it is.

  4. swoofty 69 months ago | reply

    Thanks everyone! I realized I could try a painful number of color combinations so at some point you have to just go to bed and see how you like it in the morning. I agree there should be more dark orange, esp. on the door. The next version will have 90 deg. SNOT and should better represent weeping rust, but I don't want to loose too much structural integrity or add too much weight. I also need to figure out all the new colors in Ldraw so I can play with changing the colors the easy way!

  5. gambort 69 months ago | reply

    The important ones are... Dark orange: 484, Dark red: 320, New brown: 70, Old brown: 6, Tan: 19, Dark Tan: 28

    But as I'm sure you've noticed you should never trust the CAD too much.

  6. swoofty 69 months ago | reply

    Thanks g-bort. You probably didn't even have to look those up did you. ; )

    - The CAD is loving and all knowing. It guides us and we must follow -

  7. gambort 69 months ago | reply

    There was no looking ;)

    Dark Green: 288 (I just had to look that one up).

  8. Matt Forcum 69 months ago | reply

    The brown bits in the trucks are very sweet.

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