Hah, Feb already. How about your new paint job or road?

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by ezdays, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    This month's contest comes at the suggestion of N Gauger. Many of you slave over a unique paint job whether it be repainting a loco or car to get it just right, or to get it in your own road name, be it prototypical or fictional. We'd like to see them this month so get your pictures and cameras out and let's go.

    The rules (always rules):
    • The picture must be of a loco or car that you painted, or repainted and can be any road, prototypical or fictional. The work must have been done all or in a large part by you.
    • The picture can be on a layout, diorama or stand-alone.
    • No editing will be allowed on your picture other than resizing or cropping.
    • The picture must have been taken by the one that submits it.
    • All the other contest rules apply including only one submission per member.
    • This contest will close on March. 1st.
    • As usual, no prizes will be awarded except the pride in knowing you entered the contest and that's worth a lot.[​IMG]
    Good luck to ya all...:thumb: :thumb:
  2. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Do Gauge cars count? i don't have one, just asking:thumb:
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    yes, providing you did some or all of the work on it.
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CNWman
    Do Gauge cars count? i don't have one, just asking

    Quote from Don:
    "yes, providing you did some or all of the work on it."

    Well...That eliminates ten people.......
  5. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

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    Am, I allowed to enter more then one, say, 10? :p
  6. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

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    Also, where am I submitting it, I've been a member here 6 months and have not yet found it.
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    If they're all in one picture you can...:thumb:
  8. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    Guess I'll lead em off this month.:wave: Here's a covered hopper I painted and decaled. It's HO scale, pic taken on my layout, by me, and another guy to the left. :D

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  9. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

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    Oh, so I just submit them here... *starts digging...*

    Here we go, Rail Power SD45-2, Athearn SD40-2 chassis, Microscale decals, Floquil paint, Details West plow, Detail Associates Cab AC unit, Smokey Valley SD45-2 handrails, and a few various other details.
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  10. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Athearn 50' "Newer" BB.
    Painted for my company's 25th Anniversary.
    Decals were done on my computer. The white paint is Krylon "Fusion".

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  11. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    This is my first and only attempt at trying out a paint scheme for my road. I did these about four years ago, and needed this long to try again. :rolleyes: Call this scheme "bad try":oops: or more politely, "old scheme #1", but I'm almost over the shock of how these turned out and so I might just try again with "New scheme #2" very soon...:D Anyway, it's all I had to be able to enter this month's contest.:wave:

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  12. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    I wanted a Bachmann Spectrum CNW FM H16-44, unfortunately they don't offer the FM H16-44 in CNW:(. So i bought an UNDECORATED one, and did ALL the work MYSELF:D.

    WHAT I USED:
    Polly Scale "CNW Green"
    Polly Scale "CNW Yellow"
    Testors "White"
    Microscale decals
    Bachmann coupler cut bars
    Atlas hoses
    duel rear exhaust: Plastruct "pipe"
    front & rear grab bar: brass wire
    sunvisors-made by ME, from styrene
    weathered the trucks, fuel and air tank [​IMG]
  13. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Beautiful loco UP SD-40!
  14. hiscopilot

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    Wow you guys do some fantastic work! I havent tried this yet! This might be the month to try if I hve a car to try it on! :)
  15. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Three switchers join up to run a Kings Port & Western local...my freelanced line. I chose the colors as a tribute to my beloved NY METs whose uniforms during the late 60s early
    70s were light blue and orange. The road is supposed to be located in NY during that time period so that seems appropriate.

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  16. MadCoW1

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    Great thread Don. And GREAT pics everyone, fun to see what someone will do if they need it done.

    Although the CNW NEVER had one, I was given an old Athearn BB tunnel motor that was undec. So I cut out the cast tunnel grills , replaced them with see-thru brass, did some minor detailing and then painted it with Floquil paints.

    The trailing unit is a one-of-a-kind NEVER prototypical, FP45-B unit. It went through the same process.

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    Happy Modeling,

    Johnny
  17. Gary S.

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    madcow, that is absolutely fantastic. One of the best pics of a layout I have seen. Superb!
  18. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Here is my locos. These are fantasy schemes. The Lehigh & New England went out of existence in 1961 many years before the first U23B was ever built. However on the RK&M the L&NE continues until today.

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    Gary S-Thanks for the kind words.

    TomPm-Beautiful, The scheme may be fantasy, but the result works for me.

    Johnny
  20. hiscopilot

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    Ok, Matthew wanted to enter his. He both painted the trains and took the picture. Note: his color scheme is antasy as well! ;)

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