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Pennsy Tuscan Red Blood
This is a Stewart VO-1000 that I got off of eBay at a great deal. It had a very slight blemish on the shell from the packaging. But I'm one to never let an engine go unweathered, so I jumped onthe deal. I got it for a total of $31.50... that included shipping! Ye-haw!

Well, here's how I started to weather it.

This is a shot of the chasis and shell before anything is done.
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This is one of just the shell.
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And now after the first round of weathering. The first thing I did was hit it with some Testor's Dullcote to kill the shine. The I followed it up with a dusting of white chalk over the whole thing to generally "wear it down". Next I used brown chalk in a few place to represent rust.
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more to follow...


Pennsy Tuscan Red Blood
Got some more of the engine done the other night. I installed the cab and most of the handrails. I found a few proto pix of the engine before I painted the railings, because it seams that some of the manufactures of the model paint the railings differently. I went with the most common way I found and the most used variation that Pennsy painted them.

Here's a side view.
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And a couple 3/4 views.
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A closer end cab view.
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I need to finish the rest of the railings and then touch up some yellow paint... although I kinda like the look of the chipping paint. If anyone knows of a good site for prototype pix please let me know. It could help me and others in the future.
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