Saturday 23 April 2011

Ready for the finish

Well, the weather is perfect for gardening, or DIY, or painting small L&Y locomotives...

So having run the Pug successfully at the North London Group meeting last Monday night, it is a good time to fire up the airbrush and put a livery on it.  However, before I do that, I thought that I'd post a couple of pictures of the finished work from the High Level Kits chassis and conversion kit.  I really can't recommend this too highly for its level of detail and precision of assembly.

First of all, showing the cab detail.  All of this is new in the kit, and replaces the motor in the Dapol original!

And the other side.  The lettering has been rubbed down with a glassfibre brush to help avoid it showing through the top-coat when it is put on.  More of that when the painting is underway...

The final task before painting will be to mask as much of the wheels as possible, to avoid gumming up the mechanics.  Let's hope that I'm successful in it :-)

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