I dug this thread up from the bowels and blew the dust of it, lol I've been working over the past several weeks trying to clear off the bench so I could get back to the layout. One of the project was this U30C for a fellow Rock Island modeler. I started with this Then I worked the lettering over and painted the trucks with Floquil SP Dark Lark gray and painted the handrails and walkways red Then dull coated everything and applied the fade using a White oil paint After coating everything with the thinned white paint I removed as much as I could with several "Q" tips. Once it was dry, I sealed it with another coat of Dull Coat. Looks kind of anemic?