COMPLETED! - EL 1976 Bicentennial

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

  1. sabretooth47

    sabretooth47 Member

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    I finally completed my little custom job

    Some pics:

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  2. screwysquirrel

    screwysquirrel Member

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    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

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    Excellent work! :thumb:
  4. stdguage

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    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

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    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 ?

    Jacques
  6. sabretooth47

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    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.