Chicago Great Western SD 40 405 from a Kato Model
This model was built from a Kato SD 40 that I stripped, redetailed and repainted.
The unit was detailed with such items as MU hoses,and nose light casting.
Also, I replaced the Kato cut bars and grab irons with wire ones from Detail Associates.
Painting involved using Scalecoat II Bright Caboose Red (discontinued now). The underframe, walkways, pilots and roof was finished
with Testors Modelmaster Acryl semigloss black. All handrails
were gritblasted to prevent paint chipping. The decals are Microscale, and the overcoat is
half Testor's glosscoat and half Testor's Dullcoat thinned with lacquer thinner.
© Copyright 2004 Kelley Duford
Last Updated 7/4/2004