CTIE Gondola Part 1

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jbaakko, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,151
    Likes Received:
    0
    So I've been planning this car since I grabbed myself one of those John Deere sets. I'm modeling CTIE #276983, an interesting gondola.

    I began with an Athearn John Deere car:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I striped it with pine-sol & primed:
    [​IMG]

    Today I added the yellow undercoat, (Boyd Smoothster Yellow) remind me to never choose Boyd paints again, I must have made 10 passes! Masking tape on the "to remain yellow" panels, while the paint was still a little tacky. I then over coated it with Testors Flat White. As the flat white dried it cracked a little getting that "not so perfect, quicky paint" look. 20 mins dry time, some more masking, and I painted the underside flat black ((I'll weather it later!). Upon removal of the masking, it took some small patches of white off the uncured yellow, looking even better!
    [​IMG]

    It's in the Dullcote drying process now, late tonight, or tomorrow I'll do some power weathering to get the off color white look. The decals will be in the mail in a few weeks, after I get the payment for a custom paint job I'll be doing.