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Warship Class 42 British Railways Green

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:01 pm
by grahame
My new T gauge locomotive is completed. It's not perfect I know, but I am pretty pleased with how she turned out. Body shell by Shapeways and no brush ever touched the model. That was a decision I took right from the start. As always, don't get too close. I have just finished a set of Mk1 Crimson and Cream coaches using Captain Electra's vinyl overlays. photos to follow.

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Action video of locomotive

http://youtu.be/cKLoI5836Gw

I thought about painting the bogie side frames black but decided not..in case paint got into the wheel bearings. It really need some of Alan's fancy new 2nd gen black bogies :)

Re: Warship Class 42 British Railways Green

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:56 pm
by grahame
Finished train heading for the tunnel:

http://youtu.be/wUV2JwIXtNw

Re: Warship Class 42 British Railways Green

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:46 am
by NeilM
Grahame,

A very good job on this loco. Also good to see a video of it running.

As for painting the bogies black. I did this on my Warship chassis (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=122). I did it with black acryllic paints (vallejo) and built it up slowly using an almost dry brush to avoid the paint getting where it should not. By taking my time this was easy to do without causing any problems, but still give good coverage. Overall I think this would be easier that dismantling the chassis so as to fit black bogies.

Re: Warship Class 42 British Railways Green

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:51 pm
by grahame
Cheers! I think I might have a shot now at an F7 A unit, my favourite American locomotive:

https://www.shapeways.com/model/281807/ ... erialId=61

Re: Warship Class 42 British Railways Green

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:07 pm
by martink
A very quick and simple way of colouring bogies (and chassis underframes) black is to just use a black permanent marker pen. The hard-to-reach bits remain grey, but that simply tends to highlight the detail.

Re: Warship Class 42 British Railways Green

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:29 pm
by dkightley
Here's a very aged result of my only attempt at painting bogies:
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When I made my Baby Deltic justover a year ago, I painted the bogie sides ( and underframe) with matt black Humrol...using a very fine brush and a steady hand! There was no issues with paint getting on the surfaces of the metal axle holders. The smallest amount of paint applied carefully under magnification.

Note how the paint has worn, giving a rather weathered appearance. And look at those dirty wheels! And that lump of vegitation that's been collected! Kids put it on the line, most likely...

And believe it or not....that light green line was hand painted! :shock: