Rock Island SW8 834 from a Life Like Proto 2000 Model
finished model




construction shots




Rock Island SW8 834 from a Life Like Proto 2000 model.
Added details include Details West firecracker antenna, plow, and modified 5 chime horn. Also, Detail Associate windshield wipers, MU hoses, eyebolts and Kadee 58 scale couplers were added. ACI tag holders were made from strip styrene. The front canvass was made from masking tape. The 3 pane all weather window was from a Life Like P2k GP38-2 parts bag.
Everything was abrasivized and washed with hot soapy water and then dried. The unit was primed with Floquil Primer, then scalecoat II. The yellow was a mix Scalecoat II reefer yellow and floquil UP Armor Yellow. The red was custom mixed Scalecoat. Gray was Scalecoat NYC Dark Gray. Decals are Microscale. Unit was semi glossed with half Testor's dullcoat and half Testor's glosscoat mixed with lacquer thinner to seal the decals, then weathered, resealed and assembled.

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Last Updated 12/28/2005