^ I know it's like that plus all of you have now seen the interior. Anyone who takes it apart in the future to add details or electronics will see it as well. Cabooses are strange that way. While we generally cannot see the interior under normal viewing conditions, we know when we have nice (or crappy) caboose interiors. There is comfort in knowing it looks good in there. JMO.
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2020 9:42:09 GMT -8 by sd40dash2
Post by sd40dash2 on Sept 27, 2020 16:39:21 GMT -8
SOO 119 still had its beacon in the early years of this brown paint job. Besides that, there is very little detailing necessary to the roof of these cabooses. It wouldn't be very difficult if Walthers wanted to produce a deluxe version of this model for their Proto line.
Ahhh much better. Interior walls and ceiling of 119's cupola have been painted light grey to match the prototype. If anyone ever adds interior lighting to this model or even looks through the windows, this paint work will offer a much nicer finished appearance.
One thing I discovered with the last two of these I built is the unprototypical difference in colour underneath from the shell to the underframe. Both the underside of the side walls and the underframe itself should be black when you turn the model upside down. This is how you can accomplish that, note the black hand-painting.
Post by sd40dash2 on Sept 29, 2020 14:01:18 GMT -8
SOO 105's inside has been painted light grey, being careful to leave the hand painted black sill treatment intact. It is very sloppy-looking right now, but once I attach the underframe it will all blend together beautifully.