VIA F40PH-2D modelling by Tim Hayman

December 9, 2021 - Tim prepared this diagram to illustrate the correct concept for F40 wiper orientation versus the incorrect straight-down HO factory installation.

November 22, 2021 - Weathered and improved Rapido modern day ren rebuild VIA 6437. Work included the addition of crew figures to the cab, painting sections of the radiator borders teal, improving the rear carbody filters with a dark wash, coupler replacement and trip pin removal, paint behind the pilots black, darken the emergency horn caps, add a red outline to the 3rd HID light, add fuel spills and darken all recesses and ribs.

October 25, 2021 - Kitbashed a Canada scheme Rapido unit into the unique and short-lived 2006-10 CAD rebuild VIA 6400. Click image for PDF photo/text tutorial!

May 18, 2018 - Custom painted and decalled Telus 6429 with revised "2010 Olympics" banner circa-2003-10. This one started out as a regular schene Rapido model that Tim stripped and custom painted one week before Rapido announced their 2002-03 version of Telus 6429 along with several other various advertising schemes.

July 18, 2016 - Custom weathered Rapido Kool Aid 6404 and custom decal for the air conditioner "Genesis" name circa-summer 2000. Note this was done long before the RTR circa-2019 ad releases by Rapido, meaning this unit was custom painted and decalled this way. Lots of great weathering touches here along with re-profiiling the wipers.


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