Custom Paint?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by BNSFtheLeader, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. BNSFtheLeader

    BNSFtheLeader Member

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    I was wondering What you think???????


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  2. PnP Hobbies

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    I think it is a great start. from one custom painter to another
  3. jbaakko

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    Very nice, Looking great! I'm also a custom painter, I actually do it for customers too.
  4. PnP Hobbies

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    My self as well
  5. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

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    Nice work, nice custom painting.
    I never did any railroad engine custom painting ( yet ) but I know how much patience it takes because I'm an airplane scale modeler.

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  6. jesso

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    I am envious. I want an N Scale BNSF swoosh loco. They look great!:thumb: That GP40 looks really good! The white handrails look really sharp.
  7. Herc Driver

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    Wow those are nice! Feel free to post more close up pictures...the painting work looks great.
  8. oldtanker

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    Hey you can experiment on minesign1 .

    Looks good!


    Nice FW there too!

    Rick
  9. berraf

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    I think that you can be proud about your work. Looks great :thumb:
  10. myltlpny

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    Those look really great. I love doing my own painting. You can get some really unique rolling stock that way. Not to mention you can get real deals on roadnames that don't sell well, strip them down and paint them into a real showpiece.
  11. BNSFtheLeader

    BNSFtheLeader Member

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    Thanks I didn't realize there was post on here since there where no E-mail notifications about it.

    Thanks that's good to here I appreciate the compliments.

    I'll try to get better pictures but my camera is a piece. So I'll probably have to get a friends to do it.
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    What are you using to make the split between the colors? Tape? What kind?
  13. BNSFtheLeader

    BNSFtheLeader Member

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    Yes! I'm using Masking tape and I hit every groove and dinple with the hobby Xacto knife than before I apply the new color I hit it with Gloss cote to seal any air pockets and wah lah. it usually works welll but sometimes I make a boo boo and have to start all over again.

    I also have some other projects comiing up soon as well some fantasy, X4 BNSF C30-7 R&S Warbonnet, another BNSF H1 C30-7, X2 SF Kodachromes U30C, BNSF R&S Warbonnet C44-9w ( currently started ) and some others that I havn't been able to trade off.
  14. Biased turkey

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    I can see some Atlas empty boxes in the bacground, are all your engines from Atlas ?
    Did you purchase them undecorated and unpainted or do you "convert "them from 1 railroad name to another ?
    1/48 scale model airplanes are not too difficult to deal with ( at least for my 58 years old eyesight ) but N scale is another story.
  15. BNSFtheLeader

    BNSFtheLeader Member

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    LOL, I've been painting the shells of other roads that I don't model. I was trying to trade them out rather than strip a perfictly good model and I have traded about 75% of them for the most part but swince I have I may as well make them what I model.

    Here's todays product Ex-UP C44-9w now BNSF Warbonnett the santa fe next to it is a factory kato just used as a side by side refferance. Sorry for the crappy pics.

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  16. trainman4

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    Very nice job:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  17. jbaakko

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    Very very nice!
  18. BNSFtheLeader

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    I finally got the decals in. Here's one of the SD60M desert storm engines I started. I also finished the BNSF C44-9W but I forgot to take Pics of but I'll take some saturday and post them here.

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    I still have about 40% of the decals to apply but I'm done for tonight :)
  19. jesso

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    Looking very nice.
  20. BNSFtheLeader

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    Well it was fatal, I had to send the SD60M's ( BNSF H3's ) back to the stripping bin. The stripes where to wide so I'm starting from square 1.

    on the flip side I have an extra GE builder plate for my BNSF C44-9W out of the pack :) , Here's some of the others though,

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