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  • August 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,447 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Jim Six Photos by the author Here is the finished Walthers 60 appliance boxcar with added detail, modified draft gear with Kadee #78 couplers, and weathering that was done with acrylic paints that were applied using paint brushes and Q-tips. Ex...
  • July 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,087 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The least-expensive plastic building kits can be made to look like wood and/or easily modified into smaller structures. TOP: Paint formulated for use on plastic is best. Pactra's "Flat" enamel is being used, here, to paint the inset door panels. BO...
  • March 31, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,817 views - 3 comments - 1 like
    by Jim Six Model of a Seaboard Air Line class B6 boxcar as it appeared during the late 1950s. Jim detailed and weathered this factory painted Red Caboose X29-type HO-scale model. A few subtle detail modifications and some careful weathering set thi...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 6,062 views - 7 comments - 3 likes
    Scratch building is not as difficult as it looks. Unfortunately, many people have too many misconceptions about scratch building and fear even touching it. On the other side of the coin, are those that are excited to jump in and scratch build and ...