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http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoPicture.aspx?id=22181

I started with a factory painted Kato BNSF C44-9W. the front (steps, porch, ditchlights, handrails) and the trucks are from an undecorated Kato AC4400CW. some Tenax-7R, some paint, decals and detail parts later...







eBay ? what eBay ? off you go...  ;)
(...and then I will defenitaly maybe buy a decent camera)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190202769800 with more pictures...
« Last Edit: February 28, 2008, 08:41:48 PM by Steve4 »

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Re: and now to something totally different: BNSF #4340 Nose repair...
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008, 05:25:54 PM »
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Nice work as usual. That should fetch a nice camera!

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Re: and now to something totally different: BNSF #4340 Nose repair...
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008, 06:05:30 PM »
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Pretty cool, but needs more weathering!

->the module, still no trees?

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008, 07:28:17 PM »
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Pretty cool, but needs more weathering!

->the module, still no trees?

if I would keep this engine for me I would weather it more but to sell it on eBay, the less the better... ;)
(engines not cars)

no trees yet - no time for efffing trees...  8)

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Re: and now to something totally different: BNSF #4340 Nose repair...
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008, 07:32:58 PM »
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Maybe the guy to the left of your post can spare some time to build your trees?  :)
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Re: and now to something totally different: BNSF #4340 Nose repair...
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008, 03:34:14 AM »
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Steve's fibbing about the trees, what really happened is that he planted a lot of pine trees but then he found an nscale chain saw and got that 'I'm gonna chop it down look in his eyes' and before ya know it they was awl gawn eh mate !!! ;D ;D ;D
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Re: and now to something totally different: BNSF #4340 Nose repair...
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008, 08:20:40 AM »
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But the maroon goes all the way to the top of the cab windows in the proto-photo???   ;)
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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 05:01:39 PM »
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But the maroon goes all the way to the top of the cab windows in the proto-photo???   ;)

this is just an optical illusion because of the wrong windows...  ;)

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Re: and now to something totally different: BNSF #4340 Nose repair...
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 05:30:27 PM »
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Is there nothing you can't do ! Are you being challenged enough with this hobby ?

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Re: and now to something totally different: BNSF #4340 Nose repair...
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2008, 07:52:06 PM »
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Holy shite.. you're making a killing!     :o :o :o

Current bid:   US $228.03

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Re: and now to something totally different: BNSF #4340 Nose repair...
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2008, 08:40:56 PM »
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Steve
Outstanding paint and detailing job. You most love BNSF and their quick fix on their engines.
One question I have: How do you do the black part of the screen without getting the paint into the deeper part?

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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2008, 09:51:45 PM »
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Wow, very nice work.  Now if I can only talk my wife into paying more for a "repaired" loco...

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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2008, 09:56:10 PM »
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Steve
Outstanding paint and detailing job. You most love BNSF and their quick fix on their engines.
One question I have: How do you do the black part of the screen without getting the paint into the deeper part?

thank you...  

I certainly do, there are more in the make, I found five more, B and C engines...   ;D

...it's a dark wash (stronger than the wash for the whole engine) made with Methylated Spirits (Brennsprit  ;) ) and Tamiya Black - applied with a microbrush (let it dry and do the same step again till it's dirty enough)

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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2008, 11:05:34 PM »
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Great work Steve!!!  Hope that model brings in some good dough!

Another method for the grills would be using a wash of India Ink (applied with a Microbrush like Steve mentioned).  I used this method on the SD70MAC below; simply wipe the excess away before it dries.

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Re: and now to something totally different: BNSF #4340 Nose repair...
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2008, 06:35:01 PM »
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But the maroon goes all the way to the top of the cab windows in the proto-photo???   ;)

this is just an optical illusion because of the wrong windows...  ;)


Regardless of style, they're all mounted at the same top edge height...  ;)