Tommy's 1929 Ford Shop Truck
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Rumour has it that in a previous incarnation, Tommy
was a "tread head" military modeler. Looks like
he learned lots of good techniques while he was at it.
Most noticeable is the result of Tommy's weathering skills.
He started with a layer of red-oxide primer topped by
a layer of black primer. Over this he sprayed Polly-S
Penn Central Railroad green. To acheive the worn paint
effect, he simply sanded to different depths through the
layers. Tommy used a neat trick for making convincing
paint chips: he sprinkled salt in the wet primer, painted
over it, then knocked it off, exposing the primer below
the paint. The rest of the weathering is a combination
of washes, dry brushing, Rust-All, and pastel chalks.