Friday, November 13, 2009

Bulldog in Primer

Bulldog in Primer
Originally uploaded by Phil_Parker
At last the locomotive is in primer. As is my way, I've coated it, left the model overnight, and then inspected the results carefully to see what needs fixing before the paint goes on.

To my relief, the snagging list is short. Worst problem is the boiler band near the firebox. As you can see from the photo, it has lifted slightly. Cutting this with a sharp scalpel, shortening the band with some nail scissors and then re-fixing with some superglue cured this.

A few little lumps of solders showed up and have been trimmed away. Even though this is to be a dirty model, the weathering looks better if it goes on smooth metal.

Apart from this, I can look along the boiler and everything still looks square - not always a given as unifying the colour sometimes does strange things to a model !

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