MODELING: Rock Island Fowler In Paint

I managed to get some paint and decals on the Rock Island Fowler clone.  That only leaves the weathering and I can deliver the model to a friend.

Painting a styrene model starts with a cleaning in water with Dawn dish soap.  Once dry I primed the car with a Tamiya gray primer in  rattle can,  It is a great base for paint.  I used Tru-Color Rock Island Freight Car Red (TCP-197}.   Paint was applied with a Paasche VL gun.

I used the Protocraft decal set RI-Fowler-1 augmented with a old Rick Leach Rock Island set for some of the smaller stencils like trust and paint information.   Unfortunately, Rick doesn’t make decals any more.

I obtained this photo which helped with the pos-WWII appearance.

Weathering will go on next.  I will report on the finished car soon.




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