Thursday, December 02, 2010

Vac pipes

White pipe

Today's lesson is to pay attention to prototype photographs before working on a model.

I normally paint vacuum pipes on the ends of model locomotive with a pale grey or cream colour. After a wash of track colour the results look pretty convincing to my eye. This I did on the class 14.

Then I looked at some photos to ascertain the colours of the cables also on the buffer beam. At this point I discover that the Vac pipes are black. Doh.

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