Needing help finding custom painters

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by up1002, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. up1002

    up1002 New Member

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    Hi I am kinda new so I need some help finding a custom painter that can do shortline locos. Any help would be appreciated.:mrgreen:
  2. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Hi...Welcome to The Gauge....You might want to look up a member of the forum, goes by the name of MilesWestern. Does some excellent work...(from what I've seen here...). Do a search using his name as a keyword. Hope this helps....
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    Miles does some great work (as do I [self promotion])... I can refer you to a few others too, if you'd like.
  4. up1002

    up1002 New Member

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    Yes any help would be appreciated. I am talking to Miles right now by email but want to find a good deal.:mrgreen:
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    This place does fantastic work (just down the road from me) but they're not cheap.
    thefreightyard.com
  6. ed acosta

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    Hey, UP1002, for the price of having two locos custom painted you could probably buy a nice airbrush and compressor. It takes a little patience, but it is easy to learn and you will enjoy the hobby so much more knowing that you can create custom paint jobs, apply decals, and perhaps provide a bit of weathering. There was a time when I was so scared of ruining a nice model, but if you are careful mixing your paints, adjusting the flow of paint, and applying several light coats rather than a heavy coat all at once, you will see professional results on the first try.
    -Ed