GP7 in N scale

Discussion in 'N Scale' started by Daniel Dawson, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Daniel Dawson

    Daniel Dawson Member

    Hey guys! I'm working on an N scale project.

  2. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member Supporter

    Man - jealous of those spark arrestors...

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  3. Daniel Dawson

    Daniel Dawson Member

    Yes, and they aren't particularly easy to come by. MBE had some but minimum $7 shipping...for coupler-sized N scale :/

    Here is a minor update. I stripped the paint, filled the factory horn holes with Tamiya white putty. I'd never used it before. It sets up surprising quickly for an air dry product. It behaves as though there is a catalyst in it even though it is just a one part putty. It sands easily. Also I drilled and trimmed the factory exhaust. I cleaned up the DA spark arrestors to get rid of mold lines and glued them in with a thick CA glue. Then I primed the whole shell. I still need a set of horns for it. To my amazement, someone posted the very set of horns that I need for sale on this site, and to my further amazement, they had already sold within 4 hours. Oh well. Here are pics of the current state of things.

    gp7 1.jpg gp7 2.jpg
  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Looking good, Danny. I've not tried Tamiya white putty - have used Squadron Green and Red before with reasonable results.

    Nice detail for N Scale. Either this one's just really crisply detailed, or your photography skills are swell, or my progressive lenses are doing what they're supposed to do. :)

    Will look forward to more photos-in-progress.
  5. Daniel Dawson

    Daniel Dawson Member

    Got a coat of white now.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2018
  6. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Photos aren't appearing on my browser?
  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Daniel, during the upload of pictures on your last two posts, the file was corrupted.
  8. Daniel Dawson

    Daniel Dawson Member

    OK, I'm not sure what happened. Here they are again. 20180630_173033.jpg 20180702_183717.jpg
  9. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Ah, now they show up!

    What paint are you using for your Frisco red/orange?
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  10. Daniel Dawson

    Daniel Dawson Member

    Model Master "Chevy Engine Red"
  11. Daniel Dawson

    Daniel Dawson Member

    The GP7 is finished. Well, except for horns. I'll add those eventually.

    IMG_E0136.JPG IMG_E0138.JPG IMG_E0134.JPG IMG_E0135.JPG IMG_0133.JPG
  12. Looks great Daniel.
  13. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member Supporter

    Agreed! Looks great. Which spark ancestors are those?
  14. Daniel Dawson

    Daniel Dawson Member

    Pretty sure the Detail Associates.

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