SL-SF F9B 143

Discussion in 'Electo-Motive Division (EMD)' started by gjslsffan, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I just consulted the VP and she says Yellow, so be it.
  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Here F9B 143 is ready for service, Using brushed on chalks (Bragdon Enterprises), and thin washes air brushed on, cleaned the wheels with Alcohol, and out to work she goes.

    before weathering 002.JPG 004.JPG and after weathering 008.JPG 009.JPG
    Thanks for looking.
  3. geep07

    geep07 Member


    Very nice, your modeling skills on locos and rolling stock has always impressed me. Am glad that you are FRISCO modeler.
    What's next?

  4. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Not too much, just right. Your on your game, Tom.
  5. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Superb work,Tom! I can't hardly see my screen 'cause of the drool!! Great stuff!
  6. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Supporter

    Tom, I agree with Jim that your weathering is more in line with a model than the prototype. In my opinion some overwhelm the model with too much weathering, but yours is perfect to my taste. One thing I noticed was the kick plates on the doors where the crew would have kicked the door with their boots to help open them causing more discoloration at that point. Another great example of modeling which we are look for when you submit work that you have done.

  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks guys for the kind words.
    I want to give kudos to Richard Lawler (Pensive) as he had the final piece to putting this together, he must have been among the last people on the planet with grills that I could fit to an F9B :) and he was willing to part with them, thanks Richard.
    And thanks to everyone that helped with info and insight to the project.
    Working on a large project now :)
  8. pensive

    pensive Member Supporter

    You are welcome Tom. When I bought the grills, I did not have a specific project in mind; they just looked neat. I did also bought the horizontal grills and used them to duplicate a Model Power Frisco E8A. Those Highliner shells were neat and I did have visions of building an F9B at one time. Tom, you've done an excellent job of realizing that vision. I wish the Highliner shell and the grills were still generally available.


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