cmeonthemove wrote:1977joey wrote:WOW, that looks awsum Chris
How did you manage to paint it? I thought it was a OO model at 1st,
All done with Holts Duplicolor car paint. The body shell was stripped with Mr Muscle (after removing the lighting units, cab interiors and glazing). The grilles are TPM photoetch items fitted after sanding off the old grilles, then after grey primer, Fiat Broom Yellow for the cab ends, Rover Electric Blue for the main blue and Ford Polar Grey for the roof. If you're planning a 1980s large logo blue then Rover Teal is a better match, but mine is bluer to replicate EWS's version of BR blue. Decals are all from Fox transfers. TPM snowploughs and class 66 buffers are fitted, again to match the EWS fittings.
Shame you're ripping up the station. I really like it, but look forward to the replacement.
I'd really love to do 37426 'Y Lein Fach/Vale Of Rheidol' as I actually saw it being named at Aberystwyth back in 1986, i was only 8.......my god that makes me feel old . Thanks for that insight on how you did it....though I don't know if i'd have the guts to try it. I just hope Farish will do one at some point & i'll renumber & rename it.
I'm a bit gutted about ripping the station up, but after trying & testing it for the past few months, it just isn't doing it for me & nore is the area its based on (I think its because i've based all of my layouts on Shrewsbury since my 1st back in 1999), & the fact i'm a very indecisive person at the best of times
I'm hoping the new plan will prove to be better all round for me.
All the best,