Rock Island U28B 280 from a Proto 2000 model

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Rock Island 280 started out as a factory painted sound equipped Proto U28C that I dismantled and stripped.

After paint removal, I added a Details West plow, wheel slip modulators, firecracker antenna and horn, along with A-Line photoetched sunshades.
After a thorough abrasive blasting, everything was washed and dried. Paint consisted of Floquil primer, custom mixed RI yellow from part Floquil UP armor yellow and Scalecoat II reefer yellow. The maroon is part Scalecoat II Tuscan red and part LV red. The black is Floquil engine black. The decals are a combination of Microscale and the clearcoat is part Testor's glosscoat and part Testors Dullcoat.

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Last Updated 6/25/2007