Recently I was asked to describe my methods for weathering rolling stock so this thread hopefully will support those other great weathering threads written by Kimbo and Gary plus the pictures posted up of examples of weathering by members. There are three different types of van currently on my bench which will all make good examples of how weathering differs according to use, the way I weather rolling stock is akin to painting a picture with thin translucent layers of paint applied by either airbrush or artists pencil brush and built up over a period of days. The three wagons in question are a Palvan, a Vanfit and an Insul van which will be weathered as a barrier van... here they are in their first stages of build. The Vanfit. The Insul Van. The Palvan.