Sunday, 13 April 2014
No.17 Silver Fox has seen the light of day for the first time…Fox Transfers etches and transfers.
The red - humbrol no.20 - really comes out well in the sunlight.
Frankly I feel a bit vindicated in the choice of blue, particularly when you compare to the image below...
…which shows an A4 in a rather pleasing, and not at all dark, shade. Frankly I think it looks the part, I am sure a lot of people will disagree with me and say I've got it totally wrong, but hey, I've put my work out there and actually done some modelling, including a full repaint and a lot of bodging.
The comparison of garter blue shades taken from a photograph of Herring Gull, found here. Even accounting for the deficiencies of film of the time, are we seriously saying that the below, the Hornby shade:
…is light enough to be considered a better match than that I've used?
For my own peace of mind, I finally have an A4 Pacific which I'm pretty satisfied with in a lot of areas, unlike previous conversions. Prototype 2 using the Hornby chassis is up next and will hopefully look just as good. I do know there's a few things I will do differently though.
The Bachmann chassis does feel like the natural choice at the minute, given the ease of the conversion compared to the Hornby chassis.
Until next time.