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  • #91
    Thanks Frank, but I didn't paint the units. They are factory paint jobs. I was just lucky that the Rapido paint matched the original fairly well.

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    • #92
      I repainted the roofs of the two engines:



      I did this to blend the painted fans in a bit better and to cover the filled-in holes in the A unit's roof. I did find that the rapido paint has a bit of a glossy sheen to it when sprayed so I shot the roofs with some dulcoat to tone them back down.




      I also added the Rapido three-chime horn to the A unit.



      I also brush painted the molded-on handrails of the b unit. I could have scraped the cast-on handrails off but I didn't want to risk gouging up the shell and the painted ones look fairly decent as a compromise.

      The A is pretty much finished with the exception of the diaphragms I still have a few details to add to the B yet.

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      • #93
        Nice, Glen. You obtained a smooth, realistic finish.

        With regard to scraping off and replacing grabs, I subscribe to the words of Falstaff: “the better part of valor is discretion.”

        Mike
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        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • #94
          Glen,

          Great job on the critter and the diesel engine units.

          Fine looking equipment!
          Dave

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          • #95
            Thanks Mike and David.

            I completed the three engines up to weathering this morning.

            Starting with the F-3's







            I found that the dulcote gave the roofs a bit of a 'molted' look to them. I'm not sure why this happened and a second spray didn't change the look either. I'm just going to call it a bit of 'pre-weathering'.



            I added the diaphragms to both engines and cut bars and MU hoses to the B unit. The A already had these installed. Not shown is the speed recorder added to the front left truck frame.



            The diaphragms do bring the two engines together but the don't touch. I could add some shorter-shank couplers and that would solve the problem but I doubt it would work with some of my tighter radius curves on my layout. So I'll just keep them as is.



            Turning my attention to the Intermountain/Stewart F-7. I painted the chassis black in the sides where the portholes are. It looks better that seeing the silver gray.




            Not a lot of work needed for this one. Roof mounted bell from Rapido, speed recorder on the front truck from Miniatures By Eric.



            MU hoses on the rear from Detail Associates. The cut bars are factory.



            Other than the weathering, these engines are done. I'll probably keep the weathering on the F-7 a bit light, a little heavier in the F-3's.

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            • #96
              I did a bit of weathering on the engines, mostly concentrating on the trucks and lower areas.







              I hadn't noticed before but the font style for the Canadian National is different on the F-3 A&B. I suspect that it's a difference in when they had last visited the paint shop.



              I like how a bit of grime and dirt can make the details on the trucks pop out.



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              • #97
                Glen,

                I think your images aren’t displaying because you have “(“ and “)” in your file names. The software doesn’t like special characters.

                Mike
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                Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                • #98
                  I’ve heard that you can prevent bleed thru of masked paint jobs if after you apply the mask you dust a light coat of the base color around the mask edges before you paint the second color. It seals the edge to prevent paint running underneath.

                  No I’ve not done that. Most of my paint jobs have been single color. Or had less than perfect paint. Contrast decals help hide that. Much like in 1:1.
                  Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                  Cedar Swamp
                  SW of Manistique, MI

                  AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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                  • #99
                    Thanks Mike. That was the problem and I managed to fix it.

                    I have heard of that trick too Karl, but haven't tried it myself.

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                    • Glen,

                      What a fantastic job on the CN covered wagons. What an absolutely beautiful artful job you did, you are truly a master painter & builder. Love seeing you in action. I'm sorry it took me so long to catch up here. My time is so limited these days. Look forward to the next inspiring build you do. Thanx Thom...

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                      • Glen,

                        Those CN's look spectacular! Thom used 'fantastic' up.

                        Jim
                        Take the red pill

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                        • Glen,

                          Very, very nicely done indeed!

                          Bravo!

                          Pete

                          in Michigan

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                          • Very nice, Glen. :up:

                            George
                            The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                            • Beautiful locomotives, Glen.
                              _________________________________________________

                              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                              • Excellent job Glen, what's on your workbench now?
                                Frank

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