Monday, July 08, 2024

Loco driver


My loco needs a driver, and digging through my stash of large scale bits, I found this Model Earth Design "Shorter Staff" figure. Cast in resin, from a master by Chris Johnson, it's supplied in two parts - torso and head. 

Painting is simple enough with enamels, followed by a wash of Agrax Earthshade to add some shadows. The effect is over-emphasised in the photo, but it looks great. I even painted the cap in a check pattern, although you can't see it from this angle. 

Since I prefer my large-scale people to be caractures, rather than scale models, this little man is ideal for the job, and was a pleasure to paint.

1 comment:

BelfastCardiffDublinEdinburghLondon said...

Agree re the caricature Phil. Oddly, the larger the scale, the less convincing ultra/realism can be.