Decided to do a Burlington Northern color scheme but BN green is a really difficult color to match locally in a rattle can. i went with this weird smelling Martha Stewart green color from Michael's craft store. It looks like john deer green in this picture but its not
Finishing up some detail on the Cab. I have decided not to detail the inside. ( have way to many bent pens holding stuff in place )
I do not know what i am going to do for decals.
Was quoted a price of 40 dollars for setup and 40 for each additional sheet. Thats too much for me.
Might have to try and make some tape stencils.
The strobe is temporary until i can find a proper size amber globe facsimile.
Some have asked about the grab bars and ladder runs
Basically they are just K&S brass wire (can be found at most ACE hardware stores) but any apporpreate sized hard wire will do.
Under the wire is a shaped head pin from the bead making aisle in walmart.
Small holes are drilled in the plastic and the wire is glued, inserted and folded over on the backside.
Harbor freight has needle drill bits. they are very fragile so pick up a extra pack.
(conversely you can clip the sharp end off of a needle and use it as a bit, it actually works pretty good.)
If you use them with a power drill make sure the drill can go down to "0" bit size.