In light of Ken's (Meteor910) sale of a Stewart F3 to me (http://www.frisco.org/shipit/index.php?threads/naples-update-7.10518/), and taking on yet another project, I thought I'd post some of my other F-units I've been working on for the past several years. Many years ago, Trainworld had a blow out sale on Proto 1000 F3s. I love F-units, so I couldn't resist. The Proto models were Phase I early F3, with high fans, single headlight, chickenwire, and no dynamic brake: They could work for the first F3s, 5000 and 5001 A and 5100 and 5101 B. I bought an A/B set and stripped the paint, scraped off the cast-on grabs, and drilled out the high fans. I used Details West 36" low-pan fans CF-142 and glued them in place: P1K F3B. I carved off the high top fans, shaved the grabs, and put on lift rings. I've primed and painted the B unit: And the A unit is ready to prime and paint: I've also got an ER/Roco FP-7 primed, though I want to add cut levers on the pilot: Here's my latest F3 in front, which will need dynamic brakes filed off and filled (squadron putty?) As if this wasn't enough, I also picked up a Walthers Trainline FA-1 cheap, stripped it, removed cast on grabs, and filed off the dynamic brake: This is all great, but I likes me some Black and Yellow, and with Oddball decals gone, what are my options? Tamiya masking tape?