Soo Line GP38-2 4400 from a Life Like Proto 2000 model









While digging through pictures, I found shots of this project from a year or two ago. Pictures arn't the greatest.
This unit started out as a factory painted Soo Line GP38-2 from Life Like Proto 2000. I dismantled the model. I added Detail Associates eyebolts,antennas, spare knuckles to the rear pilot faces,a correct plow, speed recorders, fabricated sanding lines and truck air lines. Also added were windshield wipers from Detail Associates.
A Digitrax DH163 decoder was installed. The frame was modified for operating ditchlights on both ends. Floquil engine black was airbrushed on the underframe, and Floquil Soo Line Red was used to touch up added on parts.
The unit was weathered with a variety of methods, but mostly with an airbrush and Floquil earth colors.
The model was then sealed with Testor's dullcoat mixed with lacquer thinner.

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