Rock Island SD40-2 4797 from a Kato Model





This was the first of several Rock Island SD40-2's I've done. On subsequent units, the paint formulas were changed to what I think are better paint choices.
These units started out as factory painted Kato SD40-2's...I dismantled, stripped, redetailed and repaired, abrasivized and repainted these units. Added were plows, mu hoses, cut bars, firecracker antennas, new horns, new grabs, ACI tag holders, eyebolts, speed recorders and so on.
The painting was done with Scalecoat II for the yellow and Modelflex Rock Island red over gray primer than white. The underframes were painted with Scalecoat II NYC dark gray.
The decals are microscale from several different sets, and the entire unit was semiglossed with half Testor's glosscoat and half Testor's dullcoat thinned with lacquer thinner.

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Last Updated 1/11/2005