Chicago Great Western SD40 403 from a Kato Model

This model was built from a Kato SD 40 that I stripped, redetailed and repainted. The unit was detailed with such items as MU hoses,and nose light casting. Also, I replaced the Kato cut bars and grab irons with wire ones from Detail Associates. I couldn't find any more Scalecoat II bright caboose red (discontinued color) so I used Floquil Signal red over gray primer. It was actually within a shade of the Scalecoat II paint, plus readily available. The underframe, walkways, pilots and roof was finished with Floquil engine black. All handrails were gritblasted to prevent paint chipping. The decals are Microscale, and the overcoat is half Testor's glosscoat and half Testor's Dullcoat thinned with lacquer thinner.


© Copyright 2004 Kelley Duford
Last Updated 11/23/2004