My latest O9 loco is complete and I’ve called it ‘Freestone’.
The build wasn’t as straightforward as I’d hoped. I had to sand down the loco half way through construction because the first primer / paint combination I used didn’t work.
I must admit, I nearly gave up. Then I remembered Phil Parker saying it’s always worth completing a model because you learn something from the process. His words saved the unfinished loco from spending it’s life in the back of a drawer.
What did I learn? Top learning would be to try a new primer and paint on a scrap of plastic before using it on a model! Plus, perhaps, persistence pays off. I rather like the loco, but I don’t think it’s destined to be one of my favourites.
You can read the full build here.
Glad I was able to help – pity I don’t take my own advice sometimes!
It’s good advice. I always remember it when I’m about to give up on something ie often 🙂
This may be a sore point but… I really liked the Cravens DMU you were making. Worth digging that out from the back of the drawer. It was beginning to look tasty….
Ah yes. Another of my hibernating projects. It’s not in a drawer, the box sits on the shelf above my head while I’m on the computer. Taunting me.
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