This article will discuss an Out of the Box #455 Post Wreck Blackstone K27 Locomotive - Non Weathered. Super Detailing has been added. Most of us know how nice the Blackstone Locomotive is when new - fresh paint and no weathering right out of the Box. But here is an alternative to fresh and clean.
The Finished Weathered K27 Locomotive - Much More Believable!
First the blade was sprayed with Silver - then an overspray was used in and around the Patch that was installed on the existing blade. More detail below is discussed on this procedure.
The K27 has had Coal load custom installed - Special Weathering on Blade with Prototype Patch and Bolt with Welding Bead around Patch.
Photo Shows Locomotive after weathering and detail have been finished.
Locomotive has a light Weathering and some parts were highlighted in Silver.
Side and Rear of Tender is shown with a Real Coal load custom installed - original cast metall coal load has been removed - simply by removing the 2 screws that hold it in place.
Coal Load is made from a simple wooden frame designed to support an interesting load of hand crushed Coal.
In this photo you can see the time spent making a proper patch for the Blade - just as the blade was on the prototype Post Wreck #455 Locomotive.
Weathering showing how the black paint has worn off of the blade from removing snow.
People love to see the detail you create and install on your locomotive - so do not limit yourself.
Patch on blade is made of thin paper and glued on with Elmers School glue in a tube - usually found in wallgreens school supply area of store.
After paper was glued on I used small droplets of ACC adhessive to create the welding bead around patch. This is done by simply using a small point and dabbing a minute amount of ACC around the edge of blade. It looks very believable - A hole drilled through the blade and a bolt was installed in the patch - Air Brushed afterward. Your friends will love looking at it. There are Prototype photos of a K27 Post Wreck Blade available - Just do some basic research and you will create a very detailed blade with little effort.
I am constantly working on small projects. I hope you enjoy reading about them.
Coal Load is Real Coal and is hand crushed to Prototype size
A Small Amount of Detail Makes a Big Difference!