Friday, 23 January 2015

Going Loco: Part 14: Painted locomotives

I have now finished painting the last of my toy train set conversions. These are two 0-6-0 locomotives ...


... and one 0-4-0 locomotive.


They were painted with Humbrol matt enamel paint (Black No.33).

4 comments:

  1. Bob,
    The locomotives have turned out very well, but might I suggest some brass pipework and some dry brushing to suggest wear and tear of the connecting rods &c. would enliven them?
    Arthur

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  2. Arthur1815,

    I must admit that they do look a little too drab and uninteresting as they are, and I am thinking about adding a bit of colour to them. Dry brushing them might well do the trick. For the moment - however - I have something else on my modelling table that I want to finish and paint.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. I do like these, but I agree with arthur1815 that a little splash of colour or metalwork here and there - nothing huge - would enliven them a little. I was thinking in terms of a narrow ring around the funnel in red, light blue or yellow, and maybe a small number on the cab by way of identification.

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  4. Archduke Piccolo,

    I agree that the locomotives - and the rolling stock - need a bit of detailing, and once my new Ironclad vs. Ironclad project is complete I will return to my toy train set conversions to add some.

    I particularly like the idea of individual cab numbers, and will certainly be adding some in due course.

    All the best,

    Bob

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