Re: Weekend paint and decal project
Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Hi Dave,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Nicely done. A little weathering and distressing will make the 'screwed up E' look perfectly natural. I like the 1920's vehicles in the photo, they set and define the time line. Great job.
From: A&Y Dave in MD
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 9:44 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Weekend paint and decal project
Friday night, I had some leftover Tru Color paint in my airbrush cup after painting my pulp racks, so I pulled out an Ertl low side gon project car, removed trucks and deck, then painted it black. I had a steam era image from 1929 showing a Southern gondola during construction work at Duke University. So I put together some graphics in Adobe Illustrator to match on Sunday and printed the decal sheet. Tonight I applied the decals. I was in too much of a hurry and screwed up the E, but I managed to finish the whole car on all sides. I added Tahoe trucks and I need to replace some grabs and stirrup steps, but I think it came out decent. Next one will have corner gussets, vertical brake wheel, scale couplers, and proper K brakes. But at least now I have one more example for my presentation on Ghost White decals at the Greensburg RPM meet. See you at my talk 4pm Saturday. The car will be on display.