GP38 repaint update

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jeffrey-wimberl, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    The GP38-2 ends are done. All that remains are the number boards.

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  2. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    Looks good, nice masking on those stripes.
  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Your photos are a bit fuzzy, Jeffrey, but it looks as if you got the stripes straight and properly spaced. Did you use decals, or are they painted on?

    Wayne
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    They're decals of a sort. They're printed on white air mail paper. I use it because it's very thin and sits flush with the surface it's mounted on.
  5. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    That's about the best I can do. My camera is an antique. I bought it at Wal-Mart in the mid 90's for $50 new. It wasn't meant for close-ups, unfortunately. I try to make do with what I have. Maybe some day I'll be able to get something better.
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Jeffrey,

    As you know I've been following your home made decals made of air mail paper and am very interested in trying it. Your stripes have inspired me to try my hand making safety stripe chevrons for my RDC. I'll let you know how it works out after I buy some of this paper.

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Ralph
  7. jeffrey-wimberl

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    No problem Ralph. Just keep in mind that you probably won't get it right the first few times. It takes patience an d a certain degree of skill. Good luck.