Monday, October 05, 2020

It's beginning to look a lot like...

Yes, I've been having to plan ahead and get my Christmas ideas in early. 

Obviously I need Santa, but which scale? As it happens, Houston Gate Locomotive Works can supply in both G and 16mm scales, so I ordered one of each. Plus a sleigh and some reindeer.  

The figures arrive unpainted, but that's not a problem. In fact, adding colour is a lot of fun. The white trim is Humbrol 147 dry-brushed with white. His beard is 64 dry-brushed with 147 and I think the contrast is worth the effort. 

All this is for a couple of photos in magazines (GR and BRM) but it's the sort of silly project that appeals to me. It just seems odd to do it in September.

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