Monday, 25 April 2016

LMS COACH PROGRESS

Bodyshell complete and ready for the paint shop.


Further to the previous post, the Palatine Models chassis is now adorned with a super-detailed Dapol LMS brake 3rd body. The sides have been left bare for now - no door handles or grab rails - as these will be installed after painting and lining-out, so they don't get in the way. Just about to spray the primer coats and, while the body dries, I'd better get to work on the interior.

Can't wait to see how the model looks after the BR maroon livery has been applied. Looks like I'll be using acrylics for the paint job, as time is running out - no luxury of waiting for a day or two in between layers of paint, as would be the case with enamels. But will I be able to achieve that lovely deep lustre of steam age coaching stock? We'll see...



7 comments:

  1. What paint are you using for the BR Coach Maroon? I'm starting a project on a Mk1 soon, and need to find a good paint. I don't have experience with Enamels, so i am curious what acryllic you are using. Then the only problem i have is finding it in Canada or the US or waiting till i'm next in the UK to bring it home in my luggage!

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    1. Hi Stephen,
      I'm using Lifecolor's acrylic BR maroon (ref.UA815). It should be freely available in the US and Canada.
      Best wishes,
      George.

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  2. Hi George, I've been looking to get some of the paints from LifeColor sets, or indeed the set. But it seems to be "out of stock" everywhere. The only 2 colours that he Airbrush Company have are the 2 wagon gray's and on Lifecolors' website they are just marked as "out of stock". I can't find the set or the BR blue anywhere. Do you know if the are going to do another production run?

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    1. Hi Luke,
      Sorry for delay in replying - I've been waiting to hear back from Lifecolor's UK rep. The stocks of BR livery paints are running out, but a new batch is hopefully due before too long, with a chance of a few new colours to add to the range, which is very exciting.
      Look out for further announcements in the press, or on this blog, as soon as I find out any more info.
      Cheers,
      George.

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    2. Hi George,
      Thanks for the update. I'm waiting for the BR blue but more colours sounds interesting!
      Yours
      Luke

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    3. Hello again Luke - Just heard from The Airbrush Co. that the six Lifecolor BR colours are now back in stock.
      Cheers,
      GD.

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  3. Hi George, Thanks for the info! Time to place an order :)
    Luke

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