Southern Pacific 1984 LA Olympic SD 40R from a Kato Model


This model was built from a Kato SD 40 that I stripped. It was then taken and redetailed out to represent a Southern Pacific SD 40R rebuild (r stands for "reliable," but who really knows with the Espee.) Additions included a Sunrise Enterprises SP light package kit for SP units. Also the pilots on both ends were rebuilt, new cut bars bent, eyebolts, and a few other things I can't think of offhand.
Paint consisted of Floquil Reefer White for the white, Floquil SP Scarlet for the bloody nose, and the blue is Modelflex Amtrak Blue. The decals are Microscale, and the overcoat is half Testor's glosscoat and half Testor's Dullcoat thinned with lacquer thinner.

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