Chicago North Western SD-40-2 6930 from a Kato Model



This model was built from a Kato SD-40-2 snoot body shell and an early 81 inch nose from another Kato shell. This gave me the correct arrangement for this unique unit. The unit was detailed with such items as a DW plow, eyebolts, cab vent, 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 Testor's Acryl Chrome Yellow for the traditional yellow and Polyscale CNW green. The underframe was finished with Testors Modelmaster Acryl semigloss black. The decals were pulled from eight different Microscale sets...there are about 120 total on the unit. The overcoat is half Testor's glosscoat and half Testor's Dullcoat thinned with lacquer thinner.

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Last Updated 12/14/2003