Weathering a MDC Hustler Locomotive

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by Xavier, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    Hello everyone.
    This project I had in my head a long time ago , since I bought this locomotive kit .
    The truth is that the kit itself is very poor, but to be experiencing is a good candidate ..
    Apply extreme weathering, which may seem excessive, but it is real.
    First the kit , many of you already know it .

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    First step, with a cutter I have going over all the slots and junctions to give them a little more depth.
    Then clean the plastic well. I used water and soap dishes, all very technical stuff, yes.
    Then once dry, a little alcohol with a paper, and priming.

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    Weathering.

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    Some dirt on lower side frame

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    Close up.

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    The entire rear extinguisher is a piece of aluminum tube, with turned brass caps. (head and base)
    a couple of pieces like a valves and a piece of aluminum as Operation lever. The tube of the extinguisher into the engine is wire brass.

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    The rear light ripped

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    By the way, is already motorized and works!
    Hope you like,
    regards,
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  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    From brand new to vintage, and working too! Excellent! :)
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  3. Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson Well-Known Member

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    that is a nice gritty locomotive, thanks fdor sharing
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