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HO'S

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by ODS-1, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    This is the thread for writers who don't always get out. The Ho thread. This thread is for discusion , advice and sharing what kindof dope ho you can find. Discuss.


    HO scale model trains that is.
    What kin of markers do you recommend for painting model trains.
    Do you guys use brushes?
    They're quite fun to paint on rainy days.
    But I painted all of mine back when I sucked.
    What about airbrush?
    Would those work?
     
  2. Bosco

    Bosco Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2003 Messages: 317 Likes Received: 0
    Those gel type pens work pretty good, black sharpies are good for fills. The HO scale cars I've painted I like them to be sized right, to make the graf look like the real deal. I even mess w/ some weathering techniques to make the cars look rusty and like they've put in some time. An airbrush wouldn't work to good, except for weathering techniques, it can't do details too well. For more info on weathering check out some Model Railroader magazines at a local hobby shop, also theirs a thread in Metal Headz devoted to model trains, you'll have to search for it though...hope this helps.
     
  3. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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    Werd. thanks
    HO scale model trains are like 20 bicks a pop though.
    Considering 20 bucks could get you like 8 cans of paint.
     
  4. FR8HOUND

    FR8HOUND Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 21, 2001 Messages: 6,795 Likes Received: 38
    Good subject, good question..Can someone with experience please help us both out..A guy I know is sending me a car to do, and to be honest, I dont have the first clue on what to use, shit, I never even did one..I have heard gel pens before..what exactly are those? some elaboration please..thanks, excuse the lack of knowledge, 'eh what do ya want, I'm old school'':D
     
  5. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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    I used paint markers and sharpies and ending up ruining my cheap little trains.
    Anyone no where you could get ho scale models for atleast like 10 bucks or something?

    And whoever was talking about it, How do you do that aging technique on the trains again. Please go into details. Rock.
     
  6. parcheesey

    parcheesey New Jack

    Joined: Nov 11, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 1
    lol ur getting ripped off if u pay 20 for an ho.
    i got an o which is twice the size of an ho for 25, it was a nice csx made by lionel.
     
  7. arktic

    arktic New Jack

    Joined: Nov 13, 2003 Messages: 41 Likes Received: 0
    i love ho's

    graff ho's.

    if your painting model cars try using acrylic or enamel paint with fine tip paint brushes. enamel paint has more chemicals in it, same as spraypaint, acrylic turns into plastic when dry or you could use laytex as well. paint brushes vary you got rounds, flats, brights and filberts. each are going to do different things, but if your adding detail, use small rounds. paint pens should work fine too, but you gotta make sure it is completely dry before trying to paint over it again or you'll end up messing you shit up, don't use sharpies ever.
     
  8. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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    If it was on the net could you tell me where the website was? My grandparents have this whole big table which is like 3 tables togh4ther that has little bbuildings and cars and tuneel and mountains and stuff with freights and subways but it doesnt run too well.And I don't want to fuck up my granparents trains by painting on them.
     
  9. damn vandle

    damn vandle Member

    Joined: Sep 22, 2001 Messages: 499 Likes Received: 0
    weathering is pretty hard to get the hang of, theres a few different things you can use: airbrush, artist chalks, or washes (which is thinned down paint).. experiment on shitty trains to learn different techniques..

    also try these sites for buying trains: www.internettrains.com
    or http://www.walthers.com

    hope that helps a little... bye bye
     
  10. damn vandle

    damn vandle Member

    Joined: Sep 22, 2001 Messages: 499 Likes Received: 0
    oh yea and if you weather with chalks they have to be clear coated. i use krylon clear matte acrylic..
     
  11. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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    Rock. Thanks dude. Yeah I borrowed a walthers catalogue and it was like 300 pages of madness.! They even had little graffiti artists that you could buy for your train set and little graffiti decals!
     
  12. krowteN

    krowteN Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2002 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
    acrylics and a q-tip for fillins and a sharpie (new with fine tip) for the outlines...
    you think your tuff, try rocking N or Z cars with burners.
     
  13. damn vandle

    damn vandle Member

    Joined: Sep 22, 2001 Messages: 499 Likes Received: 0
    burners on N or Z scales, thats just straight up BALLER status!!! I just recently bought a G scale ATSF centerflow and put a nice piece on it. fucking expensive though...
     
  14. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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    Wohever siad to use gel pens: Do you mean those pens with the glittery ink?The ones that middle school girls write with? Ha Ha ....hmmm cough.
     
  15. krowteN

    krowteN Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2002 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
    i didnt say i did it, i just tried it - not ballin yet. i wound up painting the whole thing. those marklin z trains too, those shits are super tiny.
     
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