The O9 (On18) miniature railway loco has been painted.
It’s quite simple paintwork: Citadel Mephiston Red, with Humbrol dirty black. To add a little light weathering I gave the roof a wash of dark green and dry brushed the smoke box with anthracite grey.
It’s taken several weeks to do this. I’m not the fastest painter. Plus I picked up the loco body before the varnish was dry and I put a big thumb print on to one of the side tanks (Ugh!).
Some modellers date and sign the locos they’ve built but I don’t want to add my fingerprint to this one 🙂
One side of the body had to be sanded down, repainted and revarnished. I left it 24 hours before I touched it this time!
There’s still some work to do:
- Nameplates are required, and these are on order
- The bunker is crying out for some coal
- I’ve cut glazing for the cab and I’ll add it after I varnish the nameplates
- Then there’s lining. Here I’m not sure. Miniature railway locos often have elaborate lining, but I have the feeling that doing a decent lining job on something so small may be beyond my skill level. Or perhaps it’s beyond my courage level….