Monday, 4 April 2011
Red Armoured Train 
Last night I stayed up late to work on the tender for the armoured train, as I wanted to get it finished by the end of today. I started by cladding the tender in strip wood after extending it at the back to make it more like the real thing. I then started to plate up the sides using Peter Pig plastic bases and also added a footplate from plastic card.
I'm hoping to have the whole thing finished this evening, ready for a black undercoat and painting. I've also decided not to build another armoured artillery wagon for the moment, as I'm running short of time. Instead, I'm going to make a simple flat wagon to run in front of the locomotive. This can be loaded up with old rails and other stuff to act as protection against derailing or I can add some machine guns or a field gun to it at a later date.