I finally completed my Atlas Refer conversion to P:48. The paint that I needed was back ordered but it was really worth the wait. This is Scale-Coat II that comes in a spray .... It is from Minuteman Scale Models and really put the finishing touch on this project.
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I have included the final photos below. I still have a few touch up items and some light weathering to perform but for now the main project is complete. This build up started with an undecorated Atlas refer shell that I picked up for $10.
I added Shapeways brake components, ProtoCraft P:48 trucks and brake wheel and staff and top pin couplers. I replaced the stock hinges with Precision Scale items and the door opening mechanism from ProtoCraft. The under frame is scratch built with Evergreen styrene and rivets from Tichy and Archer. I used Tichy O Scale WP refer decals. I had to re-print the WP logo on regular decal sheet. The Tichy logos are just too thick and the idea of using white glue to secure them is counter-intuitive to me.
That's it for now..... a couple more P:48 conversions are in the works..... more as I make progress.