Pulpwood Flat and Thrall Door Boxcars Painted
This morning I was able to do some painting in the new paint booth. It has been almost five months since I applied primer to the first two Y&MV Thrall All-Door boxcars with unsatisfactory results. It was this event that inspired me to build a paint booth for future painting.
In the interim I have formulated the color for my brown Y&MV freight cars. The formula is 75% Scalecoat II S2027 IC Orange and 25% Scalecoat II S2012 Tuscan Red. Yes, I know that the Scalecoat brand is changing hands...we will have to wait and see what the future holds.
Since I would be painting with the IC Orange, I decided to first paint the Walthers 50' Seico Pulpwood Flat that I had primered with Joe Bohannon's Chinook Lines Gray straight orange. I have already painted and decaled two of these cars ICG, and I have on-hand three more ICG pulpwood car decal sets.
After a thorough cleaning, my trusty Badger single action airbrush was ready for painting.
I had hoped that painting in a more controlled environment would allow the less-than-perfect primer coat on the Thrall-Door boxcars to remain. As the final paint layer dries, it looks to me like the cars will be just fine! Once the cars are decaled, gloss-coated, weathered, and clear-coated I am certain they will be sharp looking models.
I am very pleased with my color selection for my Y&MV brown. The shade of brown is very appealing! Using IC Orange as the base for this color subliminally ties this equipment in with IC/ICG orange equipment that will be roaming the rails of the Meridian Speedway with them. Below are a couple of shots of these cars drying this evening: