The Bogies, Pilots and Fuel Tanks were all coloured with a mixture of Floquil Paints. Rail Brown, Rust, Grime and Mud were mostly used. Most of the rest of the weathering work was done using washes with a brush. This was using Floquil paint thinned with Turps. The grills were also hand painted as well as the patch on the number one end of the loco.
With most of the paint work done it was time to decal, Out of all the work, decal work is not for me. One thing I do is use an old bottle of MEK to set the decals in place. It is not for the faint hearted but if it is done well the decal will never come off.
Anyway the end result is a loco that looks the part and lots better than the original Austrains. 8016 is a bit different with the patch on the Number One End that sets it apart from other 80's running around in the first half of the 90's.
Cheers Justin Moy