My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Painting & Weathering

10 Tips for Painting with Acrylics

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-11
Page:
82
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Description:
The author captured a number of useful tips-and-tricks he has learned about using acrylic paints

A Quick Course in Weathering

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 2, Spring 1984
Page:
10
Author:
James Soberman
Scale:
S
Description:
A handful of ideas for how to effectively weather a model.

ABC's of Painting and Lettering

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-10
Page:
90
Author:
David Popp
Description:
Prepare before buying, preparation and priming, couplers and trucks, using spray cans, airbrushing passenger cars, airbrushing cabooses, apply decals.

Achieve Realistic Colors under Artificial Lighting

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-12
Page:
52
Author:
Bob Chapman
Description:
How to apply paint to model so that they come out looking right under the actual light of the layout. Includes a side-bar on valance lighting.

Aging and Weathering

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-04
Page:
58
Author:
Bob Walker
Description:
This article covers the effective use of colors on our models, and specific tips on weathering freight cars and structures.

Airbrush Weather Your Rolling Stock

Magazine:
N Scale Railroading 2002-01/02
Page:
18
Author:
Harlan H. Chinn
Description:
The steps involved in airbrushing a piece of equipment. First start toning down the car, then weather each car uniquely. Also discusses painting trucks and couplers, and discusses streaking. Several modernday car examples shown.

Airbrushing with a High-Pressure Tank

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-04
Page:
108
Author:
Ted Jones

Ask Paint Shop

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-11
Page:
146
Author:
Marty McGuirk
Description:
Chateau Martin wine cars. CB&Q Blackbirds. Tips on creating a applying decals can.

Ask Paint Shop

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-12
Page:
162
Author:
Marty McGuirk
Scale:
HO
Description:
Jim Hediger used reflective tape to model accurate reflective safety stripes on his S4 switcher. Also covered is how to remove tarnish from brass models.

Beat Up But Beautiful

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-09
Page:
58
Author:
Lee Vande Visse
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes some ideas on how to weather maintenance-of-way equipment, covering cracked and chipped paint with rubber cement.

Bounce Weathering

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-03
Page:
102
Author:
Scott Perry
Description:
The author describes how he sprays paint on a cardboard and lets the bouncing of the paint hit the model, thereby providing a controlled and subtle weathering pattern on the models.

Canton RR State-flag Switcher in HO Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-05
Page:
132
Author:
Ed David
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author painted a SW1500 in the livery that uses the state flag.

Color and Light

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-12
Page:
62
Author:
Bob Walker
Description:
Dealing with layout lighting and how it impacts the paint and weathering of structures.

Color and Texture Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-06
Page:
70
Author:
Bob Walker
Description:
The author covers painting buildings different colors so that they don't all look alike. Also, make sure that the colors look right under your layout lights, as well as the contest room lights, if that is your goal with the project.

Color Revisited

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-07
Page:
78
Author:
Bob Walker
Description:
The color items on the layout are painted are highly dependent on how the layout is lit.

Colorado & Southern

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-06
Page:
136
Author:
Scott Seekins
Scale:
N
Description:
The author describes how he painted and weathering a 40-foot single-sheathed box car.

Colors and Textures Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-05
Page:
68
Author:
Bob Walker
Description:
Bob gives us his tips and tricks for layout lighting to match colors, using chalks and stains, weathering almost all shiny items, and distressing buildings within reason.

Continue Your Roads into the Backdrop

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-10
Page:
38
Author:
Tom Johnson
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author builds a road on his layout, and then paints an extension of it onto the backdrop, to make it look like it continue on.

Creating a Paint Scheme for a Freelanced Railroad

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-02
Page:
81
Author:
Don Spiro
Scale:
HO
Description:
Although building a freelanced model may seem easy, this article describes the author's issues he had to deal with trying to develop a realistic paint scheme for his engines. Several photos of unique prototype paint schemes (that influenced the author) are included.

Creating Painted Brick Wall Signs

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-08
Page:
72
Authors:
Burley Packwood & Al Carter
Description:
In this article the authors cover how to get original images, import them into a software application for size adjustments, print them using an inkjet printer (on very thin "nine pound air mail" paper), and how to apply them to structures.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
Page:
24
Author:
Don DeWitt
Scale:
S
Description:
The letter the author wrote to the owner of Microscale Decals is reprinted.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 3, June 1989
Page:
6
Author:
Don DeWitt
Scale:
S
Description:
A collection of new decals announced from various manufacturers.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
5
Author:
Don DeWitt
Scale:
S
Description:
New releases of decals in S-scale.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 1, January 1990
Page:
16
Author:
Don DeWitt
Scale:
S
Description:
The author introduces S-scale decals by Microscale, John Hall Decals, River Raisin, and S Designs.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 5, October 1990
Page:
17
Author:
Jon Firpach
Scale:
S
Description:
The author takes over the column, and reports on new decals available from Microscale and S Designs. He also provides some decal-application tips.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 1, February 1991
Page:
24
Author:
Jon Firpach
Scale:
S
Description:
New decals released by S Designs.

Dented Hoppers and Gons

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-07
Page:
68
Author:
Sam Swanson
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes how to model damage done to hoppers and gondolas working in and around steel mills and scrap yards.

Don't Forget the Roof

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-11
Page:
89
Author:
Bob Rivard
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shows how he paints and weathers an Accurail 40-foot box car, paying special attention to weathering the roof.

Easy Weathering Techniques

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1997-08
Page:
120
Author:
Marty McGuirk
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes some simple steps for weathering trucks, wheels, and car bodies with washes and dry-brushing paint.

Extreme Weathering

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-06
Page:
66
Author:
Mike Rose
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author uses a Life-Like ex-Penn Central X72 box car that is heavily weathered. Includes the prototype photo he used as inspiration. The article describes how he achieved the rusted lettering effect. Includes a side bar by Jim Six about the techniques he used to weather his model of the same car.

Fading Posters in Minutes

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-12
Page:
86
Author:
Charles Montgomery
Description:
The author describes how to model faded posters for billboards and for the sides of buildings.

Fe2O3

Magazine:
YouTube Model Builders eMag 2017-01
Page:
9
Author:
Eddie Bauer
Description:
A description of how and why rust forms, where it can be found. Several prototype photos are included. The author is part owner of the Weathering Decals Company, and presents their solution at the end of the article (a few model examples are shown).

Finishing Touches

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1989-12/01
Page:
20
Author:
Don DeWitt
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers some of the new (in 1990) decals, and how the author decorated the American Models D&RGW GP9 (includes a photo).

Finishing Touches

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-10/11
Page:
2
Author:
Don DeWitt
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he simulates stainless steel paint finishes on a model, and how to deal with masking. The model photo shows an Omnicon RDC-3.

Getting Started (painting)

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-09
Page:
110
Author:
Anthony R. Curtis
Description:
This short article provides some tips and tricks to beginning model painters.

Grime on a Dime

Magazine:
YouTube Model Builders eMag 2017-01
Page:
34
Author:
Geno Sharp
Description:
Controlling the amount of weathering helps indicate whether the piece of equipment is newer or older. The author shares his techniques to applying weathering without spending too much money.

Hobby Paint Roundup

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2014-03
Authors:
Jim Forbes & Bill Zuback
Description:
Since the demise of the Floquil and Polly-Scale brands, all model railroaders are looking for alternatives. This article provides a summary of Vallejo, Citadel, Com-Art, Humbrol, Italery, Lifecolor, Microlux, Model Master, Grex, Scalecoat, Tamiya, and Tru-Color paint brands.

How To Apply Decals

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-05
Page:
62
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
This article covers the basics on how to apply decals in the most common ways.

Ideal Paint Stripping Containers

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-06
Page:
85
Author:
Rusty Recordon
Description:
Using containers made from either plastic jars or PVC pipe to hold models whose paint needs to be stripped, while minimizing the amount of paint stripper needed.

In Defense of the Sable

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-05
Page:
94
Author:
Carl Haeberle
Description:
The author makes a case for using hand brushes to paint models rather than airbrushes.

Let's Paint a Backdrop

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1977-11
Page:
74
Author:
Edward Mayo
Description:
The basics of painting a 3D-perspective on a backdrop.

Marker Weathering

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-05/06
Page:
18
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Scale:
N
Description:
After building the West End Shack (#0901) by GCLaser, the author used Prismacolor markers (also sold by GCLaser) to apply weathering to the building.

Missouri Pacific SD40-2 Part 3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-09
Page:
38
Author:
Brian Banna
Description:
In this installment the author describes how he installed the LokSound decoder and four (!) speakers into this engine. The remainder of the article covers painting and weathering the engine. Includes lots of photos.

More Weathering Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-09
Page:
55
Author:
Bob Walker
Description:
The author continues to shares his tricks for aging and weathering wood for structures.

Notes on Airbrushing

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-10
Page:
68
Author:
Kenneth Chick
Description:
Covers which airbrushes are available, the advantages of using a CO2 tank, using a paint booth, ventilation, cleaning the airbrush, and preparing the paint and model for painting.

Oil & Grease on Modern Tanks

Magazine:
The Weathering Magazine Volume 1
Page:
33
Author:
Mig Jimenez
Description:
How to model oil and grease stains on a tank set in the desert.

Paint Like an Expert

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-02
Page:
86
Author:
Kathleen Renninger
Description:
The article covers the tools the author uses (such as masking tape, sculpting tools, and a paint bottle holder), painting the truck frames silver, cleaning solution, and tools used for applying decals.applying decals

Paint Shop

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-11
Page:
118
Author:
Jim Hediger
Scale:
HO
Description:
This issue's column discusses how the author painted a SCL GP38 using the "Family Lines System" logo on a three-color paint scheme.

Painting and Weathering Plaster

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-08
Page:
82
Author:
Bob Mitchell
Scale:
HO
Description:
Various stages of painting and weathering are shown for modeling brick and stones.

Painting and Weathering Trucks

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-07
Page:
70
Author:
Shawn Branstetter
Description:
The author shows and describes the steps he takes in applying layering of weathering on trucks using Vallejo and AK Interactive paints. Includes model and prototype photos.

Painting Brass Models

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2001-09
Page:
66
Author:
David Steer
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
The author describes his steps for painting a brass steam locomotives, in this particular case a HOn3 C-16 model as a Bumble-Bee.

Painting Metal Castings

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-09
Page:
30
Author:
Jim Hediger
Description:
Overcoming problems with paint not adhering to metal surfaces.

Painting Wheelsets

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-10
Author:
James Whatley
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shares his method for painting wheelsets with an airbrush, but with no masking required.

PBL Locomotive Paint

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
34
Author:
Jerry Boudreaux
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares how he uses Floquil and an airbrush to paint the P-B-L Sn3 brass locomotives.

Pennsylvania RR Lettering

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-08
Page:
109
Author:
Marty McGuirk
Description:
Marty answers the question about which PRR lettering schemes were used when on their freight cars.

Put On a Happy Face

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-05
Page:
111
Author:
John Nehrich
Description:
How to paint faces using a sharp #2 pencil.

Quick Weathering with Chalks

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-02
Page:
64
Author:
Don Mitchell
Description:
The author describes how he uses artists chalk, scrapes off powder-fine material, and applies that to the model.

Red-orange and White on "The Peoria Way"

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-09
Page:
120
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
Modifying and painting models of the Toledo, Peoria & Western GP38-2 diesels.

Rusting a Paper Panzer

Magazine:
The Weathering Magazine Volume 1
Page:
6
Author:
Mig Jimenez
Description:
This article shows how to create a number of rust effects that would not only be seen on a tank or armored vehicle, but would also be seen on huge variety of vehicles, machines, and equipment made from iron or steel. The effects are shown on a German tank that never went into production (a.k.a. "paper panzer") in the real world.

Salt Weathering a Tin Roof

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-10
Page:
51
Author:
Trevor Marshall
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shows how he was able to simulate a tin roof on a boxcar. The trick is to use sea salt for the effect.

Shadowing and Highlighting: Special Weathering Techniques

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1992-02
Page:
80
Author:
Greg Martin
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author takes an HO-scale McKean NYC PS-1 box car and describes how he built it, detailed it, and then paints and applies decals to it. Next, he gets into the meat of the article, which is his technique for weathering a freight-car-red box car. Several prototype example photos are included.

Simple 3-Step Weathering

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2017-01
Page:
79
Author:
Michael Gross
Scale:
HO
Description:
After preparing the model, the author applies washes, then does specific highlighting, and some chalks. Two different models transition-era box cars are shown going through the steps.

Soviet Spirit

Magazine:
The Weathering Magazine Volume 1
Page:
38
Author:
Wu Bayin
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
This article describes how to simulate heavy mud on a SU-100 model set in WWII.

Space Dust

Magazine:
The Weathering Magazine Volume 1
Page:
28
Author:
Lincoln Wright
Description:
How to model space dust on a military figure in a space suit.

Spokane, Portland & Seattle Yellow and Green

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-03
Page:
107
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
Painting an RS-3. Includes prototype and model photos.

Spray Weathering without an Airbrush

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-10
Page:
98
Author:
John P. Schick
Description:
Using craft paint spray cans, the author describes how he weathers his rolling stock.

Spray-bomb Painting

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1977-12
Page:
148
Author:
Ron Kuykendall
Description:
Spray cans can still be used to do a good job in painting our models.

Staining and Finishing Wood

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1994-08
Page:
128
Author:
Lee Vande Visse
Description:
The author shares tips on how stains wood, how to simulate creosote, and how to create peeling paint and making knotholes.

Stencil Cream Weathering

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-05
Page:
89
Author:
Wayne Schneyer
Description:
The author describes how he uses Delta's Stencil Paint Creme to weather his models. These are a water-clean-up oil paint that have the consistency of a bar of soft soap. He uses these paints instead of the traditional dry-brush painting technique for highlighting details on models.

Step-by-step Backdrop Painting

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-02
Page:
93
Author:
Art Curren
Description:
The author describes how he approaches painting a backdrop.

The Art of Weathering

Magazine:
N Scale Railroading 2004-07/08
Page:
40
Author:
Rich Yourstone
Scale:
N
Description:
The author describes his process for weathering equipment, and includes lots of photos of weathered box cars, hoppers, gondolas, and engines.

The Basics of Airbrush Painting

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-12
Page:
80
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
This article covers how to choose an airbrush, all the other equipment needed, finding a place to paint, setting up for a painting session, preparing the model, how to do the painting itself, and clean-up.

The Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 2, April 1990
Page:
7
Author:
Don DeWitt
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers new decals released by Microscale, S Designs, Delaware Valley S Scale Supply, G&W Models, and a book review. The following pages show several drawings of where Microscale decals are to be placed on engines, automobiles, and box cars.

The Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 4, August 1990
Page:
22
Author:
Don DeWitt
Scale:
S
Description:
Reports of new S-scale decals from Microscale, River Raisin, John Pratt, and S Designs. Don DeWitt announced that this is his last column, and that Jon Firpach will take over the decals column.

The Details are in the Decals!

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-01
Page:
37
Author:
Efram Ellenbogen
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author paints, applies decals, and weathers a SOO Line SD60M. Includes sidebars on how to correctly spray-paint a model and its wheels.

The Many Layers of Rust, Dirt, and Grime

Magazine:
YouTube Model Builders eMag 2017-01
Page:
14
Author:
Edward Traxler
Description:
This article covers general information about the formation of rust, creating rust on a model, using the hairspray technique, and a step-by-step example of applying rust to an On30 Bachmann Davenport industrial switcher.

The Use of Paint Masks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 1, Winter 1985
Page:
12
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:
The author describes how he uses the Chartpak brand tape for painting stripes.

Truck Sideframe Painting Mask

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 2, April 1993
Page:
26
Author:
Jerry Schnur
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares how he made a tool to be able to paint the sideframe of a truck without getting paint in the critical areas.

Type 69 II C

Magazine:
The Weathering Magazine Volume 1
Page:
22
Author:
Mig Jimenez
Description:
The model is of a tank that was captured by the Iraqi Army during the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s. The article is about how to model ownership changes (i.e. different paint schemes), and parts replacements over its lifetime.

Ugly is in the Eye of the Beholder

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2017-06
Page:
50
Author:
unknown
Description:
Tips and ideas for beginner weathering using Pan Pastels.

Using Craft Paint as a Replacement for Polly Scale Acrylics

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-06
Page:
38
Author:
Gregory M. LaRocca
Description:
With Testors Polly Scale paints no longer being manufactured, the author describes his experiences with using ordinary craft paints on freight cars. He also discusses mixing colors, and air-brushing.

Using Slides as Backdrop Painting Guides

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1978-12
Page:
74
Author:
Sam Powell
Description:
The author shows how he photographs a real scene, has the slide developed, and then projects the slide onto the backdrop of his layout. He then traces and paints the scene over top of the projected image. Photos from his S-scale layout show the results.

Using Worn Effects

Magazine:
The Weathering Magazine Volume 1
Page:
16
Author:
Jamie Haggo
Scale:
O
Description:
This article shows how to model heavy paint chips wearing on a Japanese Navy airplane.

Wabash "Bluebird" F7s

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-12
Page:
188
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
Includes prototype photos, scale drawings (for painting purposes), and paint mixture descriptions for painting these models.

Wash and Drybrush Weathering

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-05
Page:
98
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
The author describes how rust affects a prototype car over the years. He used an Athearn 40-foot PRR flat car as the demo unit. The one model photo included shows the weathering of the deck boards, however the article also includes a description of how he weathered the car's metal parts.

Weather While You Build

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-03
Page:
94
Author:
Erik Bergstrom
Description:
The author shows various techniques for weathering a freight car model while building it, because some areas are hard to reach once the model is fully built.

Weathering

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-09
Page:
103
Author:
Marty McGuirk
Scale:
HO
Description:
A brief article on why one would one to weather equipment, and how the author weathers a freight car using thinned acrylic paints and pastel chalks.

Weathering Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-08
Page:
56
Author:
Bob Walker
Description:
In this two-part series, the author shares a number of different techniques he uses for weathering structures.

Weathering a Little at a Time

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-07
Page:
64
Author:
Robert Smaus
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shares his techniques for weathering cars and engines by applying many thin layers using various methods. Included are how to weather the hard-to-weather box-car-red cars.

Weathering Brick and Stone

Magazine:
N-Scale 2004-07/08
Page:
40
Author:
Brian Nolan
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers coloring stonework and adding details.

Weathering Corrugated Siding

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-07
Page:
60
Author:
Wayne Wesolowski
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using heated up olive oil to burn weathering into aluminum foil siding.

Weathering Diesels

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-02
Page:
60
Author:
William E. Botkin
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author has developed some techniques, which he shares in this article, from weathering over 100 engines for the Colorado Model Railroad Museum as well as 50 of his own engines.

Weathering for Realism

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-03
Page:
90
Author:
Todd Sullivan
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he weathered an Accurail CN outside-braced box car, peeled paint on a Roundhouse 50' box car, a Bowser PRR round-roof box car, and an Accurail CB&Q single-sheathed box car. Includes a couple of prototype photos, along with completed model photos.

Weathering Freight Cars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-05
Page:
136
Author:
Seth Puffer
Description:
The author walks through the steps he takes to weather his freight cars. Includes photos of cars he has done.

Weathering Freight Cars Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1979-04
Page:
65
Author:
Bill Darnaby
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes his methods for weathering freight cars using oil paints. Includes two pages of color photos of weathered models, including freight-car-red models. He uses both hand and air brushes. The article also covers faded paint and lettering and weathering wood.

Weathering Freight Cars Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1979-05
Page:
58
Author:
Bill Darnaby
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers how to model physical damages. Examples of gondolas and hoppers are shown in color photos.

Weathering Freight Cars With an Airbrush and Colored Pencil

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2008 Fall
Page:
16
Author:
Bill Beverly
Scale:
S
Description:
This article describes the complete steps the author takes to weather his freight cars. It covers the tools and supplies he uses and recommends. After discussing a few sources to use for prototype reference photos, the remainder of this article describes his steps.

Weathering Freight Cars Without an Airbrush

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-07
Page:
70
Author:
Bob Walker
Description:
Making the argument that perfectly clean freight cars don't exist in the real world (unless they were just built), the author describes his steps for weathering the wheels, trucks, underframe (skipping the couplers), body, lettering, and adding scribing and waybills.

Weathering Roads

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-06
Page:
122
Author:
Cody Grivno
Description:
A neat trick for simulating fading of road grime using styrene rods.

Weathering Rolling Stock With Powered Pastels

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-04
Page:
38
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Description:
Shows how to apply chalks to weather freight cars and locomotives.

Weathering Roof Techniques

Magazine:
N-Scale 2004-09/10
Page:
54
Author:
Brian Nolan
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers shake shingle, tarpaper roofs, and using tissue paper for tarpaper.

Weathering Roof Techniques Part II

Magazine:
N-Scale 2004-11/12
Page:
46
Author:
Brian Nolan
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers corrugate metal roofing, and board on board roofing.

Weathering Structures

Magazine:
N-Scale 2004-05/06
Page:
34
Author:
Brian Nolan
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers weathering and aging strip wood and clapboard siding, staining strip wood and siding, and dry-brushing.

Weathering the Whether of the Weathering Argument

Magazine:
YouTube Model Builders eMag 2017-01
Page:
48
Author:
Andy Crawford
Description:
More thoughts on rusting, and how to model rust on our models.

Weathering with Artist's Acrylic Paints

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-12
Page:
176
Author:
Roger Carlson
Scale:
N
Description:
Acrylic paints are thicker, but the author describes how he uses this on his N-scale models, as well as larger scale models. After covering the basics, he then describes how to weather a box-car red car, a yellow reefer car, weathering over decals, how to weather in layers, and how to simulated spilled lading.

Weathering Your Diesels

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-11
Page:
66
Author:
Terry Thompson
Scale:
any
Description:
This article covers how to weather an engine's wheels, sideframes, frames, tanks, bearing plates, pilots, body sides and ends, footboards, steps, walkways, doors, and roof. Includes a sidebar on airbrushing tips. Includes close-up of model and prototype photos.

Weathering Your Structures

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-11
Page:
72
Author:
Steve Harris
Scale:
any
Description:
This article covers how to weather using alcohol-based stains, using powered pastels, using pastel pencils, dry-brushing, scratching paint layers back, etched corrugated roofing, and using correction film paint. A sidebar describes how the author's B&O depot was weathered.

Zip Texturing Weathering Powders

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2010-11/12
Page:
93
Author:
Joe Fugate
Description:
Using the zip texturing method to apply weathering powders to scenery, track, engines, rolling stock. river banks, and dirt areas.