Hi guys, I missed out on all the Metra F40PH premier releases, sadly. I have an E8 Metra that's really sharp. I painted my own bilevels into the RTA paint scheme. Then I got to thinking, why not just paint my own F40PH? So I was able to get a few older railking f40ph to practice my painting.
My commuter railroad has slowly built up it's fleet. So far, it has secured a few F40PH's: 1 CSX, 3 McDonalds (1 functional PS2, 2 dead/dummies). This has provided me A LOT of practice. Also, Metra used to have a couple of F7A (305, 308) for work train purposes, so I was able to secure a railking F-unit with a bad 5V board, but thanks to GGG, I was able to install a used one.
I'm still getting the hang of air brushing. My only successful airbrushing piece was METX 308 F-unit. The other's I tried, but the airbrush kept giving me fits.
Luckily, I found a shade of powder blue I liked for my RTA F40PH "city of evanston".
The other units are rattle can as well. Practice, practice, practice!
So below is what I've painted so far:
REPAINTED ROLLING STOCK:
RTA Pullman Bi-level coach and cab. (Formerly Amtrak Bilevels)
#1: Donor F40PH - CSX 9993 - repainted to METX #100 40th Anniversary Heritage
#2: METX #308 - work unit - F-unit (former Santa Fe #16)
#3 F40PH - RTA #128 "City of Evanston" (Formerly McDonalds #414)