Tuesday, March 17, 2020

More fake metal and some detail

The end of the chassis is a pretty complicated bit of construction with several layers of wood to be laminated together to represent the hefty casting on the real loco.

Line them up perfectly and they will look the part. Get things slightly wrong and there are gaps. Nothing that some Deluxe Perfect Plastic filler can't cure. That, and a really good sanding plus some sealer.

For good measure, I've added Meng bolt heads. I suspect there should be some nuts and threads on the inside but I've decided no-one will notice if they aren't there.

All this has been brush painted with a couple of coats of Humbrol matt black and now really looks the part. Sometimes you need to brush, spraying doesn't fill as well.

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