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« on: July 30, 2009, 12:39:22 PM »

   This is a Alco S2 Diesel (a Gilmaur kit) that I painted for a client. I had rub downs made for the lettering, everything else is painted with a combination of Floquil and Model Masters paint and allot of masking. Something a little different but fun and challenging all the same.   Sean


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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 01:02:24 PM »

Very nicely done, Sean.  "Just-Right" on the weathering.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009, 01:10:26 PM »

Although it looks beautiful, I somehow miss the exaggerated and meaningless rust streaks, random and illogical blotches of dirt or oil, gratuitous chains, and ornamental antlers. Especially the antlers. -- Russ
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009, 04:29:56 PM »

Looks cool...

I concur with Russ, it seems to be missing that stuff I used to use to tell the difference between real ones and models... (in the right setting I would have to look alot closer than normaly to see if was a model or a real one.)

very well done...

I think ppl tend to forget this type of equipment was so well maintained.
(I had grown up next to a switching yard and I had always seen the engine crew cleaning thier equipment. and they always looked very nice and clean when they left that yard. and when they came into the yard they looked like the model pictured above.)





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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009, 02:23:55 AM »

   Thanks for your comments and no Russ I did not think about putting antlers on it. I did consider putting a racing stripe down the middle though. I was surprised though in my research that you rarely do see any tools on any of the walkways and as Mike mentioned, how well maintained they were.   Sean
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 04:55:54 AM »

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I was surprised though in my research that you rarely do see any tools on any of the walkways

There's a very good reason for that. Has to do with friction (or lack thereof), gravity, inertia and stuff.
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Kevin Crosado

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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 11:26:27 AM »

Metalflake racing stripes to go with the antlers. That'll do it! Oh I almost forgot, chrome the exhaust.

John
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MrBrownstone
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2009, 02:16:57 AM »

no no....,

You can't chrome the exhaust whithout chroming the trucks, handrails errr I mean chains...  Cheesy


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