My first paint job.

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by SD90, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Here is my first try at custom painting, CP #6003 still needs some weathering, but that should be easy!

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  2. Jorge

    Jorge Member


    It looks GREAT! I wish I had the patience to give painting my own engines a try, and I work in HO scale.

    Have fun,
  3. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    Just needs some dirt, and few fuel spills on the tanks, and it'll be road-ready!
    I took a few shots of CP power in Minot, ND while stationed at the base up there.
    Minot's where that huge derailment caused the biggest anhydrous ammonia spill in history (2001), 10 miles for my house!
    Looks good! My first didn't come out so good, one of my best is shown below:
  4. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    so yer in the AF hemi?
  5. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Sharp looking paint job!
  6. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    hemiadda2d, is that fuel tender hooked up to the locomotives? I've never seen one in real life, just a few models, I guess it's to get more miles between fill ups?! Nice work on your locomotives too, I hope to custom paint all of my locomotives soon!
  7. Keith 55

    Keith 55 New Member

    For SD90:

    If you want the lowdown on BN fuel tenders try:
    They are very cool and a great modelling subject.
    Hemiadda2d 's looks great! Keith 55
  8. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    Fuel Tenders
    Yes, it is a fuel tender, and heres more info on 'em. Thanks for the compliments!
    That is affirmative. I just sewed on SSgt 2 weeks ago.
  9. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! way to go hemi!
  10. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member


    SD90 and Hemi...Beautiful work!
  11. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    hemiadda2d, what do you spray on yout loco's for a final coat? Do you use dull coat or semi-gloss?
  12. jeffsauer1957

    jeffsauer1957 New Member


    That is the "Best Ever" fantasy paint I have Ever Seen. :D

    BN really had something when they added that white stripe. It instantly brought class to Cascade Paint. :p

    You did a great job! :cool:

    And I'll bet that combo can pull the paint off the walls too!!!:D :D :D
  13. jeffsauer1957

    jeffsauer1957 New Member


    Why the 3000 class?
  14. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    Sorry, folks, this thread kinda got forgotten...
    As for the clear coat, Walmart 99-cent gloss clear.

    Thanks for the compliments, strangely, I picked my cutoff year as 1989, but I seriously entertained 1991... For that same reason! I guess I figured Whiteface was good enough, and the white stripes added 2 years later wasn't a major factor. This isn't saying that I won't fudge running cabeese on my 1989 layout!
    The 3000-class was the only decals I had still intact on my microscale decals sheets...l I have like 6 that are for BN locos, and most are stripped hardcore! I should get more!
  15. UP_STEVE

    UP_STEVE Member

    SD90 and hemi, very nice paint jobs both of you :)
  16. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Maybe for my next locomotive, I'll try gloss instead of dull coat.
  17. jeffsauer1957

    jeffsauer1957 New Member

    SD90 & Cheyenne,

    You guys have done 'mahvelous' work.

    The CP unit looks like, well I can't tell if it's an HO Kato or not!
  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Nice looking paint jobs SC90 and hemiadda2d.
  19. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    Thanks, folks!
    The SD90MACs I do in any BN fantasy scheme go like hotcakes on ebay...
    I have one more to paint, anyone up for a trade or something?

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