I recently bought an undecorated Kato GP35 (used), and plan to paint it in CN zebra stripes. Along with an NW2 in CN colors bagged in the same spree, this is my first Kato.
I've spent a couple of hours today studying, and gently prying, squeezing, pulling, poking, and I haven't figured out how to get the shell (in all its parts) off so I can get to work on it. I managed to somewhat dislodge the cab, but it won't come off completely. I also was able to remove the couplers and the dynamic brake blisters.
The sheet that comes with it, though it shows all the parts in an exploded view, doesn't really say how the parts hold together. So after those couple of hours, two cups of coffee, and going through half the cuss dictionary, I'm stumped.
I would be grateful for any advice on how to proceed. Thank you in advance.
P.S. Katos are nicely detailed and run like a dream... I'm hooked. :D