Friday, September 14, 2012

Weathering cargo containers

I had found these pre-fab HO scale cargo containers at my FLGS/hobby town store. They are made from a sturdy plastic and are pre-painted with company logos and container numbers applied as well. Unfortunately the containers look out of place right out of the bag/box.

I had simply applied a bit of thinned Vallejo wood grain in streaks where I thought water or other corrosives would pool or drip down the container's corrugated surfaces. It never hurt to look at train cars as they passed by either...


  1. These are great! I use similar - though someday I've got to get the old colour printer fixed and print up some Oberlindes and TranStar decals.

    Keith F.

  2. As a general comment I really like the theme of your blog. I'm building up a collection of 15mm sci-fi miniatures inspired by my interest in Traveller. I don't think I'm the only one who would like to see you update the blog a bit more often.

    Thanks for the good work you've done so far.