Sunday, 27 March 2011

Red Armoured Train [5]


I've finished the construction work on the artillery wagon, including the rungs for the access ladders and grab handles plus a chain coupling for the front end and some tiny metal soviet stars for the doors and turret. The rungs were made from staples, the coupling from some old necklace chain and the stars were salvaged from my lady wifes' box of paper craft card making nicknacks.


I've started painting the artillery wagon with three stages of Foundry Phlegm Green wet and drybrushed over a Halfords spray black undercoat. It's drying off so the wash and weathering will have to wait until tomorrow. In the meantime, I've started on the second armoured wagon, which has been plated up in 1mm styrene sheet.

My eldest son, Alex, has been a keen observer and wants me to add a roof mounted machine gun turret rather than the side mounted machine guns that I originally intended. If I can find a suitable thing to make a turret out of I may add one but I'll probably stick with the original plan for the sake of convenience. He also suggested a missile launcher but that might not be a such a good idea?

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