Chicago North Western SD 40 921 from a Kato Model



This model was built from a Kato SD 40. The frame was modified to shorten the fuel tank to the correct legnth that these former CGW units were delivered with. The unit was detailed with such items as a DW plow, eyebolts, cab vent, MU hoses,and nose light. Also, I replaced the Kato grab irons with wire ones from Detail Associates. Painting involved using Des Plaines Hobbies Scalecoat II CNW Yellow for the old yellow and Modelflex CNW green. The underframe was finished with Testors Modelmaster Acryl semigloss black. The decals are from Microscale. 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