RAILROAD 37 UPDATE
My Hornby Railroad Class 37 is nearing completion, as mentioned in the previous posting. Now proudly displaying etched Cathays C&W Works nameplates, it's looking a bit careworn and mucky, which is how I remember the Regional Railways Type 3s in the early years of privatisation. The airbrushed 'dirt' needs a little tweaking, with some hand-applied extra deposits of grease and oil, then the glazing can be added and some form of cab interior constructed. Oh, and the radiator fan needs painting and siting under the roof grille.
On the subject of glass, as I'll be fitting the tremendously realistic Shawplan laserglaze to the front windscreens, the moulded original side windows are going to look really in poor in comparison, so I'm ruminating on the possibility of upgrading it. Indeed, the engine room windows are really naff, being too small for the apertures. That's the thing when you upgrade certain aspects of a model - it throws into relief all the other mediocre features.