December 3, 2015

Four More Weathered Cars

Who knew Alicia was a tagger!
This skull motif was based on a photo of Ich's 2000th tagged car.
Ich is a prolific tagger.
Lots of rust inside this one.
This car has coil racks inside. The tag is a home made decal.
I weathered 4 more cars tonight, 2 covered hoppers and two gondolas. I added graffiti to some of them and lots of rust on the gons.

I am not putting graffiti on both sides of most cars. That way I can have some variety when I take photos. I have a small number of HO cars,  so I can effectively double their photographic value with different weathering and graffiti on each side


I looked at some graffiti websites to get ideas. Then I made some of my own designs. I found it ironic that graffiti web sites ask you to "respect the artists" when the artists themselves has no respect for private property.

I don't like the idea of graffiti on rail cars, but as I have said before, it is an inescapable aspect of modern railroading.

Doing the model graffiti is kind of fun. The calligrapher in me finds the lettering styles interesting.


2 comments:

  1. Bernie,

    Those cars look fantastic! I especially like the rust on the sides of the CN gon and the effects on the green gon to the right of the UP car. Nice work!

    Tom Patterson

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  2. I love the graffiti. I ride the commuter train to DC every day and see some really great tags along the way. Great work!

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