I scaled back the weathering on these compared to the other 86 footers that I completed earlier.
The NS version got a fade coat using the raw umber tinted mix. This toned down the white areas on the body, and gave it a slight yellowish look. If you recall my attempts at weathering a Southern Pacific 86' boxcar, the brown and red factory paint requires some tinting with other colors to the white fade coat to achieve the appropriate color.
The CSX version received a fade coat using just the transparent white. I then followed with burnt sienna and burnt umber oils on the body and roof. I used a stripe pattern on the roof based on some prototype photos I have seen. This adds some nice variety to the rust patterns on my entire fleet of boxes.
Here is a shot of all 3 big ugly's that I finished lately.