Big Whistler taking shape.
Much of the Heljan model has now been treated to a weathered finish, along with the body gaining a set of running numbers and a few extra detail enhancements. The cab interiors have also been upgraded and weathered. Unfortunately, I don't have any 7mm figures to hand, so the cabs will remain empty for the time-being.
The roof needs a bit of refinement, to blend in the various shading around the raised panel lines, but I'm waiting until the whole model is reassembled. As mentioned previously, many of the parts have been treated individually, so there's naturally a risk of them lacking coherence when they're brought together. Therefore, some judicious work with the airbrush will blend everything together at the later stages.
It's taken a lot of work to get this far, but I've enjoyed it greatly!