San Juan painting

Having finished the end details, I started painting my box car.

First I primed with Tamiya fine primer. I had to carefully mask the doorways:



Then I used Vallejo greys and beiges to add the first layer of wood colour:

Roof walk

First few layers

I need a lot more layers of paint for the wood. My inspiration is these photos I’ve picked up from the web:

Wood box car

Faded box car

Old wood box car

This is the actual box car series I am modelling:

Sacramento Northern