Back in January of 2019 I shared with you my test print for an EMD DD35 with body mounted couplers in N Scale. You can find the post here. This week I thought you’d like to see what it looks like with a bit of colour.
The shell, as pictured below, is stark white having been 3D printed in Shapeways’ Fine Detail Plastic, also know as FUD (Frosted Ultra Detail).
With the pilots 3D printed as part of the body, the only two parts are the main shell and the fuel tank. This locomotive will be Southern Pacific 9900.
But, as with most SP locomotives this one won’t stay this clean for long as it’s going to be weathered.
Weathering can be done in many different ways, and to many different levels. This locomotive will be weathered with enamel paints using an airbrush, and typical for the SP it will bit fairly grubby.
The locomotive will now need a good wheel clean to remove any paint, as it always gets on them, and then it’ll be ready to run.
The DD35 kit with body mounted couplers is available here.