Mk1 conversion project adds variety.
I've been putting the finishing touches to more coaching stock projects, in order to stage some photo portraits for my new book. Illustrated here is a conversion of a Bachmann Mk1 suburban into an otherwise unavailable Composite Lavatory (CL) coach. Using etched side overlays, I've also re-modelled the roof, ends and replaced the chunky original chassis with a superior offering.
There's still a couple of things I need to tweak, but it's about 95% finished. A load of passengers is the most glaring omission, but there's only so many little peeps that I can paint at a time without going mad.
While this project has allowed me to create a more interesting train of non-gangwayed Mk1s, the refined chassis, lovely deep carmine livery (Railmatch enamel) and all-round finesse, makes the bog standard Bachmann models look pretty average, especially as the shade of red differs across nearly every vehicle in my rake! Am I going to have to treat all four other coaches to the same level of finish...?
|The unmodified Bachmann Mk1 sub to the right has been titivated slightly, with the biggest improvement offered by a pack of Laser Glaze, from Shawplan.|