Custom Painting

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by rockislandmike, Jun 10, 2002.

  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Just out of curiousity more than anything, how much would it cost (approximately of course) to have a loco custom painted and decaled???
  2. Catt

    Catt Guest

    It really depends on the amount of colours used and how complex the paint scheme is.
  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    I'm not sure how representative this may be, but I pay $150 to have brass steam locos painted. The painter is a friend of mine and I'm sure the job he does for me would cost more by someone else. Since diesels are much easier, I expect the price may be in the same area once the friend discount is removed. It probably has more to do with how much work the painter in question gets.

    Gary
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Just remember, it's not the painting that takes time, and costs lots, it's the masking for each different color. A fully assembled loco (steam or diesel) takes lots of masking when there is a complex paint scheme.
    Pete