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OK... I haven't been posting at my usual rate recently.. I've been deep in a project. Breaking new ground for me anyway. I have completed (mostly) my first repaint of a locomotive. It was a tad more challenging than I had anticipated. I still need to do some fine touchups, a dab here adn there to smooth out a few lines. ANd I'll probably be replacing the decals at some point, but I'm mostly satisfied.

I started off with your garden variety Amtrak GP38-2...



Then I got a little inspiration from a photo of a mid 80's ICG GP38-2



And a few weeks later, the Amtrak was transformed....














Not the best photos I know, but I'll try and get a few more outside in the sunshine tomorrow.

The project was not without incident.. Somehow I managed to loose and entire bag of parts.. I managed to cobble it back together.. I think it'll work... Just hope no one looks too closely..
 

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Yeah Richard... The big ICG on the sides I did by priming and painting the sides of the long hood orange, then overlaying a mask of the letters that I made on my computer, printed on Avery sticker paper. I just peeled the backing off and stuck them in place. Then oversprayed the long hood in Gray.

I sprayed the nose Gray, taped off the chevron stripes, then did the cab in Orange. After everything dried for a day or so I peeled all the masking off and got what you see now..

The nose emblem and the numbers on the sides of the cab are stickers I made and printed off fthe computer on the Avery paper as well.
 
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