Wednesday, 2 January 2013

"The Weathering Bench: 60011, Empire of India"


  

You may remember this locomotive, no.60011 Empire of India. Made using Peter Harvey's A4 Conversion kit, all it required was a touch of grime to finish it off.

 

I have now applied that grime, using similar techniques employed in the weathering of the recent Hornby Thompson O1, found here.


Of course, there has been one significant change since last time. The nameplates have been replaced with the correct stainless steel, red backed nameplates it carried in 1949. 


The one thing I wasn't happy with on the previous A4 conversions, was the lack of a sheen to the bodyshell. This technique, developed mostly from the excellent Dave Smith's own weathering, is clearly not quite where I want it to be yet, but I think I am getting closer.


One thing that has struck me about these weathering projects is just how simple it is to make a complete mess of it all! That cab door will need seeing to...!

 

Overall I'm very happy with the finish on this one, and will be applying this weathering technique (albeit with some variations) to the rest of the A4 Pacifics intended for my future home layout.

Until next time!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice job, Simon! Good luck with the cab door & the O1's cylinder cocks!