Custom painting a caboose

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by csxengineer, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    I bought the walther's bay window caboose. I think the chessie one had the most similar windows to the prototype I model (Union RR).

    Step 1. take apart (darn windows were glued in), and soak in Wash away.
    Step 2. Prime with grey primer, airbrush 2 coats of Polyscale Red
    step 3. Handpaint silver window frames, yellow steps, and other details
    step 4. add decals, and spray with dullcote
    step 5. reassemble (to do)
    step 6. order mtl couplers (to do)

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  2. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member


    assembled, already bringing up the rear of a train as it heads into dravosburg tunnel. Just needs some new couplers!!

    1 down, 1 to go!!!

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  3. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member


    Here's the original (sorry to whoever took this pic I "borrowed")

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  4. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    oops, double post
  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Nice job on the caboose!
  6. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Job. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. 13Mtrainer

    13Mtrainer Member

    i wish i had that much skill cool
  8. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Very nice job.

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder


    "that much skill" comes with time, practice, and a willingness to accept that sometimes you will fail miserably, and have to replace the destroyed one with a new one, and start over.
    When someone mentions,"I found the part in my spare parts box", remember, the spare parts box is where the failures go. it is the price of learning, and the source of details.

    oh, yeah, I have a very large spare parts box. :oops: :D :D :D

    OK, OK, before someone else jumps, ..and a very old one!

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