This construction project got underway when Norm Buckhart decided to create the Clinton decal set. A discussion between Norm and Jimmy Booth result in a joint project in which I did a fair amount of the heavy lifting. How did that happen? Oh well, we will have a unique tank car model.
I decided to try out a new paint made by Mission Model It is acrylic paint with an urethane additive to improve durability. I chose MMP-105 which is called Worn Black Gray Tires. I s a decent color for viewing the model on a layout. I am still learning how to work with it.
I decided to decal the frame while the tank was separated. It does make it easier to avoid breaking details during the decal work.
The Protocraft decals provide all of the lettering to completely detail the frame.
This picture shows the frame lettering installed and tank mounted on the frame. I started decaling the tank with the herald.
Here is a shot of the lettering complete. I still need to airbrush a flat finish and add a bit of weathering. It has been a interesting project that was made possible with help from Norm, Jimmy Booth and Frank Hodina (Resin Car Works).