Below is a real pic of that class. It is
I will be doing. Dean Heacock picture.
Dean Heacock photo
1. Puchase the Con-Cor gondola. Mine came decorated for Chessie in a bogus dark blue paint job.
2. Carefully sand off the decorations. The Ches-C logo will take the longest, as it is the thickest.
3. Paint the car, inside and out engine black. Also paint the underside piece if you want. It comes black, but I painted mine anyway.
4. Spray the outsides of the car with gloss coat.
5. Decal the car with Champs HG-139 Chessie gondola set.
6. Spray the car with Testors Dull Coat.
7. Assemble the car as per the directions. I replaced the kit provided couplers with Kadee #5s.
8. Paint the wheel faces roof brown.
9. To weather the car drybrush shades of black mixed with roof brown all over the car. Keep it off the yellow decals if you want the car to look new, put it over the decals if you want a beat up Chessie paint job. Also dry brush with shades of black mixed with white. Drybrush both inside and outside the car.
10. The final weathering feature is to add dirt in the car. Gondolas are never clean. They don't get cleaned out after each use, like they should. Spray the inside bottom of the car with Dull Coat. You may want to tape off the inside walls so they don't get wet. I take fine dirt from under my door mat of all places and sprinkle it onto the wet Dull Coat. When it is dry spray some more dull coat on the dirt to hold it all in place.
11. You are done, enjoy your Chessie gondola.
Below is what you get in the box. Only keep
left two pieces. The hoods and parts for the hoods can be
Below is the car, still dark blue, but with the
sanded off. I use 400 grit sand paper for this.
Below is the car painted engine black and ready
Below is the gon decaled and ready for assembly
Below is the finished gon, ready to earn its