Monday, May 12, 2014
Painting the Green Max foot bridge
There is a large amount of bracing that could have been painted as trim in a contrasting color but I decided not to thinking the railroad would not have done this due to cost. I also plan to weather this structure and that should bring out the detail.
These were brush painted Model Master Gull Gray before being installed on the structure.
The instructions seem to show these parts just being glued to the frame of the structure but on the front of the box the drawing shows them being suspended by wires and not actually touching the structure. What I did to simulate this look was to make spacers from scraps of the column material and .060 x .020 styrene. This was then glued to the bottom of the floor and a small space between the protection plate and the structure.
I've noticed recently that Testors has discontinued the entire Floquil Railroad Colors line so I'm going to have to find an alternative to their concrete colored paints that I've been using for many years.