|The slightly more mischievous of the classic Railway Series engines.|
|The undercoat applied to my anniversary present.|
First, James was cleaned and assembled from all the bits in the Forge World bag. A few bits were bent and so needed heated with hot water and gently pushed into place. I did not put all the crew on at this stage - you can see the shoveller for the engine at the back, but the driver and gunner were kept off and sprayed spearately.
|The current state of play.|
The same general colour scheme was used as before: Mephiston Red, Dwarf Bronze, Caliban Green, Dwarf Flesh etc etc. All much the same as before. I was running out of Runefang Steel, however, so I picked up some new paint....
|Acceptable In The 80s|
Or rather some old paint - the previously mentioned Coat D'Arms paints, made by the same people that made the 80s/early 90s GW paints and even sold in the same old fashioned little tubs. Popping it open was a beautiful moment of being 8 years old again.
|The gunner and driver, still off the figure.|
Anyway, at this stage the colours are on the figures and tidying up is taking place. I'm finding a lot of little nooks and crannies amongst the very complex engine section which need a little dab of paint but we're nearing the point where I can slather on the Quickshade and have a functioning vehicle.
Until then, let's close on a song, as found on the internet by my mate Chris.