Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Patched ICE

How many patch jobs can one engine take? This one has suffered an identity crisis for years, going from CP to NREX to ICE, the ICE stencil had started to fade, so it looks like the Pigs Eye shops applied a new tag of their own...
I love the CP for its flavor!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Spare time has been non-existent lately, so modeling has been a little difficult. I was able to widdle a little time the last couple of days to get going on my next engine, ILSX 1337. This is an ex-SOO, ex-CP 778 unit that is up in Holt, MN at the ILS shops right now.

To get the model closer to correct I started with a Kato Mid-Production SD40-2, I chopped the rear off and transplanted part of a Kato Early SD40-2 long hood. This eliminates the dynamics and gives the correct radiator grills all in one step.

I modified the nose by adding the brake ratchet off of a GP9 in place of the Mid-Prod. brake wheel. The winter hatch is a Miniatures by Eric piece. Now on to grab irons! I will post more pics before I paint this one up.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

So you want to be a Supermodel?

No, but it is nice to be on the cover of my favorite magazine.
I hope everyone enjoys the article!