After an intensive week's work, we're almost there...
|See how this loco was detailed and weathered in Model Rail issue 192, out 23 January|
With all the details now in place, all that's left to do is coal her up and apply some final weathering, especially in terms of adding oil and grease to the various moving parts and a final overall misting with the airbrush to blend everything together.
I'm pretty chuffed(!) with this so far, especially the weathering job and the small details like cab shutters/doors, tools and the spark arrestor on the chimney. Working in a larger scale has almost felt like a holiday, such has been the ease with which I can see things and without the frustration that fiddly little parts can bring. I can certainly see the appeal of 'O' gauge in this sense and I'm looking forward to seeing this little loco trundling along my mini 'O' gauge layout-cum-diorama. This should keep me occupied over Christmas, anyway!
As I'm clocking off now for the festive break, may I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!