How to paint n scale figures size,new york bus from baltimore,n scale railroad yards,thomas the train outlet store - For Begninners

21.04.2016
This section started out with some graphic files I created to use on buildings I built or trashbashed, that is, created from non-models such as toys and bird feeders. Since I started posting them, these files have been resized and used by modelers of all scales. Also, one "master builder" of traditional cardboard Christmas decoration houses sometimes called Glitterhouses is experimenting with some of these textures for a more playful effect. If you wish to share this resource on a web page, please link to this page, rather than copying these images to your site, which will be an infringement of copyright, and not a very nice way of rewarding our hard work. Antique Brick (344K) This was the first "brick" paper I posted on this web site, and it has been very popular. Regular Pavers - I harvested this image in the old industrial district just east of downtown Dayton (near the Webster Street Market). To make this graphic as useful as possible to most people, I have created three different versions. Flagstone Veneer - Although this looks like the flagstones you see on patios, it is actually a vertical "veneer" used on the wall of an office building in Vandalia, Ohio. To make this graphic as useful as possible to most people, I have created a version suitable for smaller (indoor) scales as well as a version suitable for larger scales. T111 Siding - Although you could probably use this for antique barn siding, it is actually based on a weather-blasted utility building at a storage rental in Vandalia, Ohio. This texture is available in a Dollhouse Scale Version as well as a version suitable for smaller scales.
Stacked Stone - The historic section of the Southern Hills neighborhood of Kettering, Ohio has undergone many recent restorations, including rebuilding of several retaining walls. Note: I took this photo with a 6mp camera, so the resolution was ridiculously high to begin with.
Rough Tin Roof - So-called tin roofs are really sheet steel that is either galvanized (like buckets) or plated with a tin alloy (like "tin cans") .
Rough Cedar Shakes - If you ever wondered what happened to a cedar shake roof that was totally neglected, you have your answer, as well as a totally unique surface to add to any deserted barn or shed on your indoor railroad.
Note: Like the Stacked Stone shots above, I took this photo with a 6mp camera, so the resolution was ridiculously high to begin with. Faded White Painted Barn Siding - A barn in Medway Ohio that had a good coat of paint on it is starting to look a little weather-weary.
Again, the "Smaller Scale Version" is just a "shrunk"-down version, so folks who want to use these for O or smaller scales don't have to download the big version and shrink it themselves. Please stop by every once in a while - we have several other textures to upload when we get a chance. Note: Family Garden Trains?, Garden Train Store?, Big Christmas Trains?, BIG Indoor Trains?, and BIG Train Store?
One of the best products I have seen that simulates this bluish green tint is called “Proto Correct” glass by Railway Classics, a one time importer of finely detailed brass passenger cars and trains.
Unfortunately, while the Railway Classics “Proto Correct” glass works great for most passenger car applications, the material is thick enough that it will not bend in order to conform to the contour of a dome car.
As luck would have it, shortly before receiving my copy of NSR, I discovered Alclad II Lacquers  had released several transparent finishes to their fine line of paints. Alclad II Lacquer ALC404 Transparent Green and ALC 403 Transparent Blue are mixed 1:1 to match the blue-green color of passenger car tinted glass.


I began by using a one to one mixture of the Alclad transparent blue and transparent green colors.
Once I was satisfied with my results, I found it easiest to spray the windows of my California Zephyr set in small batches rather than one car at a time or all at once. The Blue Caboose custom paint shop specializes in n-scale custom paint work and people love passenger trains, especially one's with a really cool paint job!! Prototypical paint work is cool, but it's fun designing what they may look like if they were still around today.
Early versions of this page featured low-resolution graphics that could quickly be downloaded and printed on cheap printers. If you have a dial-up connection, some of them will take a few minutes to download--that's why we provided small versions you could review before you clicked.
I originally created it to use on the sides of some shallow buildings that would basically only be seen from the front.
It consists of old pavers, probably a century old, that were reset on a street near a shopping district to provide an old-timey feel. This section of road has also been repaved with rescued antique pavers to keep the "old-timey" look near the adjacent shopping district. In addition to making your own weather-blasted-looking buildings, this texture is also useful indoors for making wooden sidewalks or station platforms. I've had to reduce the resolution somewhat to get the files to reasonable size, but they're still pretty large.
To protect them further or keep them from blinding passersby, they are often painted, usually green or silver. In addition to the fading and peeling paint, almost every board is beginning to show a vertical depression or crack, which makes many of the boards look half as wide as they usually are. The tinted windows shown when compared to the plain clear glass that comes in most passenger car models are pretty effective and add a nice finishing touch especially when used in dome cars. According to their web site: “Proto Correct glass has been specially manufactured for Railway Classics to match the lightly tinted blue green prototype glass that was and is used in streamlined passenger cars.
This was the problem I ran into that had me searching for another solution, preferably one that I could spray onto the curved glass of a dome. This mixture when sprayed on clear plastic looked real close to the “Proto Correct” glass that I was trying to match. I ended up disassembling four cars at a time, spraying the glass, waiting about an hour for the tint to dry and then reassembling the cars before starting on the next batch. I don’t think my method for tinting windows is superior in any way, shape or form but rather gives the modeler another approach to achieve similar results. However, since more people have access to better networks, computers, and printers, I've replaced the graphics with commercial-grade graphic files. If you want old pavers that have stayed down for their entire lifetime, try the next graphic down.
Like the "regular pavers" above, the pavers may be old, but the work is new, as you can tell from the fact that the paver manufacturer's name is on the top, which only happened by accident in the old days.
The first paint job usually lasts ten year or so; after that, they need to be repainted every few years to keep from rusting through (and once water can get to the underside, all bets are off, regardless). All information, data, text, and illustrations on this web site are Copyright (c) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 by Paul D.


This glass is being used by other importers with our blessing.” Though they are no longer in business importing passenger car models, their web site is still active in order to sell off existing stock and accessories. Like author Scott Lupia, I also tried using a clear green acrylic paint although I choose the Tamiya brand. While the Alclad transparent paint sprayed wonderfully, I found the green tint not to my liking, as it was well, shall we say, too green and didn’t match the shade of the Railway Classics “Proto Correct” glass. In addition, I didn’t find it necessary to spray on a clear gloss coat to protect the blue green finish. It may boil down to whether or not you prefer acrylic paints over lacquers or maybe some other factor. I have also captured several other interesting "textures" that I hope to post here as soon as I get the chance to format them properly, so check back once in a while. To my eye, the green color used in the article more closely reflects the tinting in modern commuter cars I have observed running on Chicago area railroads. Fortunately the “Proto Correct” glass is still available for $15.00 per sheet which will do quite a few N scale passenger cars.
I found it difficult to apply and it tended to “bead up” on the surface of the clear plastic. Since what I was really after was a bluish green tint, I thought about adding some blue to the transparent green.
Regardless of the type of paint chosen for application to the clear glass, it is essential to use light and consistent application in order to achieve good results. It wasn’t difficult to do the whole set in less than half a day and the results were very pleasing. The point is that there is generally more than one way to skin a cat or in this case, to tint a window.
While the glass used in vintage passenger cars appears to be more bluish green in comparison. I finally gave up since I was getting inconsistent results with spraying the acrylic formula. Fortunately, Alclad also has ALC 403 Blue and one of my local hobby shops even had a bottle in stock. One or two passes with the airbrush should be sufficient to get complete coverage of the window; any more than that and the window will start looking opaque. The more choices we have to achieve the results we are looking for, the better chance we will have of finding a method that suites our own needs and comfort zone.
We may have a preliminary version available that we could "move up in the queue" for your benefit. That file isn't pretty, as you mostly see mortar that obscures the stones, but it may be useful to anyone using this to represent stone walls per se.
Remember you are not painting the window, only trying to tint it and you want to still be able to see the interior once the application is done.



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