Sunday, 13 March 2011

Old West Railroad Train [3]

I tackled the coaches this evening, with a matt black spray undercoat followed by a drybrush of Foundry Conker Brown and Rawhide. They look a little lighter than I wanted but ended up not too bad. I've also added a few extra touches to the locomotive.

I decided to leave the wheels off the carriages for the moment, as they look too tall with them on next to a 28mm figure. There's not a lot I can do about the engine, however, so it'll have to be a little higher and a bit overscale than the rest of the train. Never mind. Isuppose I could cut the roof of the cab down and then glue the top back on?

I may add a few extras tomorrow, including filling in the screw heads on the locomotive and adding some numbers and writing to the train but I have a late meeting so won't get home until 9pm or thereabouts, so progress may well be mimimal.


  1. Wow, thats come up really well. Impressive!!

  2. Great work on this - when do we see it in action?

  3. Thanks chaps.

    It's (hopefully) going to be wheeled out at Attack in Devizes and Warfare in Reading this year, with a possible appearance at Colours in Newbury too.