Tips and Methodology for Painting Model Trains
I am often asked to paint models for others, however, that is not something I really have the time to engage in. I was fortunate to have Lenny DiMartino as my painting mentor early on. The pointers and guidelines he taught me have made quality painting easy and fun. Truly, with just a little practice and discipline, anyone can become skilled at painting models.
These pointers and guidelines are available for reference on the Paint Shop Page of my Meridian Speedway website. Many thanks to Lenny who proofread this page and reminded me of a couple of steps that were not addressed in the original draft.
I would also like to thank Mick Nussbaum who answered my call for a photo of a freshly painted MidSouth locomotive at the Permathane Paint Shop in Meridian, MS. He provided an image of freshly painted MSRC GP10 1001 taken immediately after it had run through a commemorative banner outside of the paint shop. The man in the photo is the engineer who ran it out of the paint shop. He is also Mick's father. This image can be seen in the header slideshow on the Paint Shop Page.