CUSTOM PAINTING

  • I RESEARCH EVERY PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT I PAINT. I LIKE TO TRY TO MAKE IT AS CLOSE TO THE PROTOTYPE AS I CAN.

  • I LOOK OVER EACH PIECE FOR ANY FLAWS OR BROKEN PARTS AND PERFORM REPAIRS.

  • I INSTALL KADEE #58 SCALE COUPLERS ON ALL EQUIPMENT UNLESS REQUESTED TO DO OTHERWISE.

  • MODELS ARE CLEANED AND SAND BLASTED (BRASS MODELS) TO INSURE GOOD PAINT ADHESION.

  • I USE A VARIETY OF ACRYLIC ENAMEL PAINTS, CLEAR COATS AND WASHES. MOSTLY POLLY SCALE, TESTORS MODEL MASTERS AND BADGER MODELFLEX. I PREFER TO USE MICROSCALE DECALS WHEN POSSIBLE BUT CAN USE OTHERS.

  • STEAM LOCOMOTIVES ARE COMPLETELY DISASSEMBLED, TUNED UP, PAINTED, DECALED, WEATHERED, REASSEMBLED AND LUBRICATED. I ALSO ADD WINDOW GLAZING (WHERE POSSIBLE), CREW, COAL, OPERATING HEAD LIGHT AND A PILOT COUPLER (WHERE POSSIBLE).

  • DIESELS ARE TREATED THE SAME AS STEAM LOCOMOTIVES EXCEPT FOR THE COAL (OF COURSE)

  • I CAN POPULATE PASSENGER CARS AND I ALWAYS ADD A COUPLE OF FIGURES TO A CABOOSES.

  • I CAN ADD ALL KINDS OF LOADS TO FREIGHT CARS AS WELL.

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