COMPLETED! - EL 1976 Bicentennial

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by sabretooth47, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. sabretooth47

    sabretooth47 Member

    I finally completed my little custom job

    Some pics:

    Attached Files:

  2. looks good!

    I have a still working made-in-1975 Athearn SCL #1776 Bicentennial engine. I plan to make a simple layout to show it off
  3. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    Excellent work! :thumb:
  4. stdguage

    stdguage Member

    Great Work! The paint is so crisp. The rivet detail still shows. I guess this is why I need a bigger scale. I like looking at the n scale threads though. I'm always impressed with the work.
  5. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Very fine painting work sabretooth47. How many hours did it take to complete that job ?
    What paint brand , Polly Scale ?

    Do you have any plan for some ( light ) weathering ?

  6. sabretooth47

    sabretooth47 Member

    Total actual working hours I'd estimate around 20 or so. In my opinion the hardest part was the taping and prepping. I added some brass grab irons and the sunshades as well. Other than that, there were no major renovations.

    Paints used (all canned spray paints):

    - Primer Gray: Testors Light Aircraft Gray
    - Blue: Testors Blue
    - White: Krylon's Interior/Exterior Flat White
    - Red: Krylon's "Fusion For Plastics" Flat Red
    - Metal: Testors Buffing Metalizer Gunmetal (for the tank and plow)

    The trucks are hand painted with Testors Aluminum.

    I don't have any plans to weather, but I may add some more "current" decals. I started the project with the idea that I may make the engine as a 9/11 dedication and I may still follow through. But I still need to find some decals that fit the scheme.

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