Monday, April 13, 2015
Nellie gets painted
So, there I was talking to Chris at Phoenix Precision Paints during the York show.
"I need something to paint an Emett Nellie locomotive", I said.
"Certainly sir. Something from our extensive cartoon locomotive section will meet your requirements I think.", he replied.
Actually, he didn't say this as they don't have a such a section, but I did acquire a nice can of Blackpool Green. It wasn't chosen for the name - the colour just looked nice. Not too dark but not too pale either. In general, light colours never look right, even on imaginary locomotives. I once painted a garden rail loco lime green and quickly covered it up with Brunswick.
Anyway, other colours are obvious, except the metalwork. These colours come from the Darkstar Molten Metals Range. I've got them for review so suffice to say here, that I like them very much indeed. Metallic paints can be tricky, the Humbrol enamels need constant stirring to keep the pigment in the liquid for example. Not a problem here.
Now painted, the model looks a bit flat to me, so I think some weathering is in order.