BCOL outside braced combination door boxcar
I recently finished building a Kaslo Shops Distributing kit HK-33 - BCRAIL Trenton Works 5277 cu ft 50'6" Combination Door Boxcar. It's a nice kit and goes together well. It's a bit too modern for my era but I enjoy building these kits.
I did a fair bit of prep work in the form of sanding the side panels to minimize the print grain. It goes quickly with about 5 to 10 minutes taken per side. This was an early test print so required a bit more work than the production kits. The etchings are great and fit perfectly.
I primed the car with Tamiya fine white surface primer and painted it with a combination of Vallejo silver for the roof and Trucolor BC Rail dark green. The decals were from Kaslo Shops and were straightforward to apply over the glossy Trucolor paint. I sealed the decals with Tamiya TS-80 flat clear. Final details were Kadee 158 scale couplers and Atlas 70T roller bearing trucks. The couplers and wheels got a coat of my favourite Vallejo Game Effects Dry Rust.
I've got a few more Kaslo kits on the workbench so more to come. Now I need to figure out what to do with a 1992 era freight car on a 1983 era layout.