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Date: 08/03/22 14:18
50 Shades of Rock Island Grime
Author: Atomicpunk

Well....not really 50 shades but, pretty close.  Here's a few Rock Island units I added a few detail parts and weathered.  The GP35s are Walthers Proto and U33B is an Atlas.  I didn't like the extra long drop-step which came on the GP35s and I wanted to replace them.  I couldn't find the proper Detail Associates step.  I also realized I would have to do some carving on the frame and decided to live with the factory steps.  I used Bragdon weathering powder for the dust, grime and exhaust. 

Thanks for looking. 
Mike








Date: 08/03/22 14:20
Re: 50 Shades of Rock Island Grime
Author: Atomicpunk

Photos of the U33B.








Date: 08/03/22 14:25
Re: 50 Shades of Rock Island Grime
Author: Txtrainman60

VERY nice!



Date: 08/03/22 16:14
Re: 50 Shades of Rock Island Grime
Author: CT97

You have a Pleasure Room.....



Date: 08/03/22 16:59
Re: 50 Shades of Rock Island Grime
Author: Mulberry

Beautiful!



Date: 08/03/22 18:18
Re: 50 Shades of Rock Island Grime
Author: icancmp193

Very nice! I like the Bragdon product.

TJY



Date: 08/03/22 19:22
Re: 50 Shades of Rock Island Grime
Author: MC6853

All of those look fantastic! Well done...



Date: 08/03/22 19:59
Re: 50 Shades of Rock Island Grime
Author: wabash2800

NIce. Did you spray a clear flat coat over the powders?

Victor B.



Date: 08/03/22 20:33
Re: 50 Shades of Rock Island Grime
Author: Atomicpunk

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> NIce. Did you spray a clear flat coat over the
> powders?
>
> Victor B.

I didn't.   That's the nice thing about using Bragdon.  It doesn't smudge or get fingerprints if I touch the model.  I still make a point of not handling them too much. 
Mike



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/22 20:41 by Atomicpunk.



Date: 08/03/22 21:30
Re: 50 Shades of Rock Island Grime
Author: bnsfsd70

Very nice work!

- Jeff



Date: 08/04/22 05:04
Re: 50 Shades of Rock Island Grime
Author: alongthejointline

Awesome work Mike. Would enjoy seeing other locos and cars you've weathered!



Date: 08/04/22 06:41
Re: 50 Shades of Rock Island Grime
Author: Bob3985

Very good weathering. When I worked on the Rock we would have all sorts of weathered locomotives and then there was the mixed up lettering issues too.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 08/04/22 08:11
Re: 50 Shades of Rock Island Grime
Author: Atomicpunk

Thanks guys for the nice comments!
Mike



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