Chicago North Western SD-40-2 6818 from a Kato Model

Note: These pictures are a couple of years old and crappy...I'm merely posting them to document that I built this unit in my quest to build all 135 CNW SD40-2's. The modeling notes I believe are accurate, but the paint might be different than listed.
This model was built from a Kato SD-40-2 that I stripped. The unit was detailed with such items as a DW plow, MU hoses,and nose bell. Also, I replaced the Kato grab irons with wire ones from Detail Associates and replaced the dynamic T vent with a Detail Associates part. Painting involved using Badger Modelflex Zito Yellow for the yellow and Modelflex CNW dark green. The underframe was finished with Testors Modelmaster Acryl semigloss black. The decals are Microscale, and the overcoat is half Testor's glosscoat and half Testor's Dullcoat thinned with lacquer thinner.


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Last Updated 7/7/2004