Saturday, October 27, 2012

Locomotive detailing

The stock Atlas N scale GP7's have a great ACL paint job, but they don't have the right details.
Here, I'm adding headlights while doing my best to preserve the factory paint. Next, they get MV Products jewels. I've taken off the single-chime horns, and will add five-chime versions. Other details I will be putting on these locos include roof-mounted bells and wire cut-levers.

Then it's just a matter of touching up the purple paint and the job's done.

I will not be chiseling off these grabs and putting wire ones on; I find, no matter what technique I use, I can't get them exactly straight...and it is very obvious if they aren't. I'll probably dab the class lights with silver paint and add a crew to the cab.


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