Well, I think the little steamer is just about done. Finished her up with a homemade brass whistle, and formed some spectacle plates while the brass was on the workbench.
Now for some paint. Nothing fancy here, just a plain black little loco.
Undercoated with Tamiya flat black, and a much lightened Vallejo Iraqui sand for the interior. I also added a flat Tamiya red in the buffer beams.
Next up , I started with the top coats. Four 70 percent thinned coats of flat black, and three 90 percent coats of satin black ( all vallejo) were gradually applied. I also added a dark grapite postshade around the smokebox to differentiate between the metals and surfaces.
Two more coats of satin red were applied to the buffer beams and various sooty shades were worked into the recesses of the cream cab interior.
The chipping process then began on the traffic areas such as cab sides an
d water filler hatches.
A few more areas of chipping and some graphite highlights for worn steel, and I think we're about done.
Enough prattling from me, have some pics instead
What do you think? This is my first scratchbuilt narrow gauge steamer, so advice and critism would be most welcomed.
In Rust, I Trust.