Sunday 8 November 2015

Adding some colour to proceedings

A busy day with paints (Vallejo Model Colour acrylics) and powders (PanPastel) and Lightcliffe signal box now has a bit of colour in its cheeks.

Next job is to add the glazing to the windows.

Also discovered today that Andrew Stadden has now started producing some of his Victorian/Edwardian figures in 2mm scale -

Have ordered a couple of packs and will report back on them when they arrive - look very nice on the photos and if they're anything like Andrew's larger scale figures, they'll be just the job for my Coniston layout ... the signal box for which is also in the paintshop at the moment but isn't very photogenic.

Sunday 1 November 2015

Lightcliffe Signal Box - painting decision made and undercoat applied

Right ... balcony brackets refined, side boards added to the balcony to disguise wonky boards and undercoat applied.

Toilet roof will have to be re-tiled as the slate slips didn't take too kindly to a bath in my ultrasonic cleaner and a couple of solder balls have had to be replaced but otherwise the box is now redy for the painters.

LMS painters are in very short supply and have a lot of work to do though so the box will be appearing in L&Y livery - not quite sure how tired a finish to go for yet, will see once the base colours are on.