rebel wrote:I am impressed with your painting skills!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the kind words Rebel.
I have to give props to a gentleman named Bill Lesser. He was a self taught custom painter back in my college days. He needed help and trained me how to paint brass. He had a large steam loco custom paint business. He was one of the best painters I have ever met. I can only hope to match his skill. I learned as much as I could. My favorite paint jobs back then were the SP daylight and GN Glacier park paint schemes. Boy those were purdy steam engines. I hated taking them apart and putting them back together. I loved working on the diesels, and he let me paint them to his hearts content. It was a valuable experience, as back in the bush days, if you modeled a small RR like I do, there was nothing painted for your road.
I'll give you an example. He had a small hobby shop operating out of his basement. There was a train show in the Pa Dutch area. Reading RR country. He would buy a case of Athearn twin hoppers from the distributor and we would paint and decal them up RDG and put them on the table. The line was 3 or 4 deep trying to purchase them. We always sold out. These were priced at 9 or 10 dollars. When the undec was 3 dollars. It was amazing and showed the demand for other RR's. stuff
Hueber, It's your loco. No wonder your smiling.
I detail it, I fix the drive train, I install the decoder and lighting, I paint it, I decal it, I weather it, You run it.
Something wrong with this picture.
Bottom line, for a lifelong friend like you, I'm getting away cheap!
Next when the paint dries, I will spray it with a gloss coat and put it a baggie. You never know when I will pick it up again the way I model.
You must put a gloss coat on top of the flat Pollyscale, or the decals won't adhere.
This sounds like a cold winter morning project. That will get Hueber going.