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    Default ...And would you like some dirt with your Conrail GP40-2?

    A little weathering project of mine. Textures are based off of the GP40's I did with Shawn a few months back.


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    It looks amazing!

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    Jon,

    Will this be released as an optional texture? What brush did you use for this effect?

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    Explain what you mean by optional texture? As far as the brushes go, I used almost entirely a blend of brushes from Obsidian Dawn's Distressed Brushes set. If you are into weathering, it is a must have.

    http://www.obsidiandawn.com/distress...p-gimp-brushes
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    Yet again, you shall have my download bandwidth.

    Uber cool weathering job!
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    Optional or replacement texture, or have you not already released this road number? I thought you had hence asking if you were going to release it as an update. I have GIMP here, although I mostly use Paint Shop Pro 9 those brushes looks like great effects.

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    Nicely done Jon. Truly amazing.

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    Good job Jon.... very amazing work!.. Is this just an GP40 or an Dash 2? Since, I asked, is that there was no water sight glass hole, so it looks like a GP40. The numberboards looks spot on.. Loved it!

    Good job..
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    3278 is an Ex Reading GP40-2 built in 1973.
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    Ah ha, I see I've stumped the community so far on this one. I figured Dave would have figured it out off the bat, but that's alright, haha. 3278 was one of the few Phase I GP40-2s that Conrail inherited from the Reading Company (note the rain gutter), so yes, this is a GP40-2. And Dave, you so diligently pointed out that the blank texture I am using does not have a water level sight window on the engineer's side long hood, so this omission will be fixed as soon as I can get around to it.

    As far as an update goes, I assume you are referring to the Conrail GP40 (non Dash 2) pack that Shawn Kelly did a while back. I would have to clear it by him, since it was initially his project. I don't want to make it seem like I'm "one-upping" his work with an update of my own, but yes I might go ahead and run those units through this weathering template as long as its O.K. by him.

    And for the record the number boards are from an actual photograph of the prototype.
    Jon Clark - Butler, Pa

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