My first paint project (in 20 years) NSF56K

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JeffShultz

Stay off the tracks!
In the beginning was the Atlas Amtrak GP40:


And the Amtrak was stripped out:


And then the prototype's current status was discovered (Ken Harrison Photo):


And the masking commenced:




A handy spray can of Testors Silver Enamel was employed (no, not in the bathroom, outside, but the bathroom was a better location to let it dry):




And finally, it dried:




Being this is a beat-up lessor, I'm not too worried about any bleed-throughs or minor smearing. Next up is finding HLCX decals, and then dullcoating the whole thing, since you can tell that the prototype is definiately not silver anymore - it's much more gray.
 

JeffShultz

Stay off the tracks!
It will be 4408 - Original idea was 4414, but that interferes address-wise with my other locomotive.
 

CBCNSfan

Registered Member
Staff member
Hmm! I can remember typing a post to this thread, but danged if I can see it. Probably didn't click on submit,
yep that'd do it.
Hi Jeff, it looks good, but a bit newer that the pics of the prototype :D a spray of Dullcoat will fix that. Just wondering about the little strip of blue around the cab! Are you going to silver that out with a brush?
Cheers Willis
 

JeffShultz

Stay off the tracks!
CBCNSfan said:
Hmm! I can remember typing a post to this thread, but danged if I can see it. Probably didn't click on submit,
yep that'd do it.
Hi Jeff, it looks good, but a bit newer that the pics of the prototype :D a spray of Dullcoat will fix that. Just wondering about the little strip of blue around the cab! Are you going to silver that out with a brush?
Cheers Willis
Agreed on the color and it's treatment, and I'll probably paint out that little blue stripe as well. It does kinda stand out.
 

HaggisKennedy

Coal Shoveler
JeffShultz said:
Being this is a beat-up lessor, I'm not too worried about any bleed-throughs or minor smearing. Next up is finding HLCX decals, and then dullcoating the whole thing, since you can tell that the prototype is definiately not silver anymore - it's much more gray.
Don't know about decals, but I'm planning on using dry transfer decals for the HLCX on my leasers. I've done that on the SD-50 and C36M leasers for the 'under the cab' lettering; and I'm going to try that for the long hood lettering. The long hood lettering will need care, since it isn't a smooth side. I'll have to scrounge up a good burnishing tool...

Kennedy
 

galt904

Member
Excellent job. I love these rent-a-wreck leasors, they're so easy to model. Makes me kind of wish my prototype still had more rent-a-wrecks on the system than they do now.
 
C

catt

Guest
If you can't find the proper decals have your LHS check with Walthers for VIRNEX decals.They have the proper font and don't need a glossy surface to apply them.They also have no decal film to hide.
 




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