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Friday, November 27, 2015

Weathering - C&S #22

I needed something a little different to work on so I pulled my Bachmann 2-6-0 off the shelf to see what I could do with it. This is lettered for the Colorado & Southern and represents (more or less) engine #22. Now the timer period for Calamity actually precludes this engine existing but since its for game purposes rather than model railroading purposes I'm okay with that.

I really just wanted to experiment with this one a bit. While I like the weathering it seems to be to subtle to really show up well in the photos. It was also a pretty quick job so I didn't really take any WIP photos.

I found a shot I had taken of #22 sometime ago in pristine, out of the box, condition

Kind of mid stream. Basic black has been softened with grays, getting ready to add some dirt and a little rust

Finished, Fireman's side

Finished, Engineer's side


  1. Happy holidays Kris. I'm not sure how I always get so behind on your blog. I'm really going to try and push myself with the weathering this year. I just need to get over my fear of ruining the model.

    1. I'm totally with you on that Sean. Even with all the weathering work I have done I still have that pause before I get started with it.