Tuesday, 23 June 2015

"Empire of India"


I just thought I'd share a few pictures of a project I have been working on, the London & North Eastern Railway's no.11 Empire of India. I sold my original Empire of India a few years ago and really regretted it.


Of course, this one was made in a completely different fashion to my current A4s, and I've turned the clock back on the livery chosen for my model, which will have the 1946-48 LNER stainless steel lettering and numerals fitted instead.


At the end of this month there'll big the now usual big update regarding my modelling for the month, but I just wanted to share a few pictures to garner some feedback on the garter blue livery.


You will remember that I have been formulating my own paint and methods of painting my models. Well, I think I've finally cracked it with this model, which requires a Tamiya light blue being applied onto grey primer, followed by my latest reformulated (and a bit expensive now!) garter blue shade.


And yes - the tender is the wrong type (it should be a 1928 corridor tender) but rest assured, no.11's tender is in hand (and currently drying after painting. This tender will be going behind no.8 Dwight D Eisenhower).

I'll go through the full build in some detail on the 30 June 2015.

Until next time!

5 comments:

Adam Ormondroyd said...

Oh my God, that colour looks amazing! I'm gonna have to repaint all A4s from now I'm so impressed! How does the colour look next to railmatch garter blue? However, looking at this picture http://mikemorant.smugmug.com/Trains-Railways-British-Isles/LNER-and-BRE-and-BRNE/LNER-Gresley-express-power/i-hXVxqmh I'd say she needs a full black roof and black to the beading on her actual tender. But nonetheless, fantastic!

Copley Hill said...

Adam, thank you so much for that link. I had held off painting the roof and the tender top until I could find something like that - that's a great help.

The colour looks very different in different light which pleases me greatly - there's also not a touch of green in it at all, which the Hornby models tend to suffer a little from. I am hoping after finishing no.11 that the rest of my A4s will get repainted to match rather quickly.

Anonymous said...

No STOP THIS MAN YOU'RE MAKING A MISTAKE IT SHOULD BE A 1935 STYLE TENDER BEHIND DWIGHT THE NON CORIDOR WAS GIVEN TO IT IN THE EARLY 50s also are we going to get series 2 of BRWS ? and I would like to ask if we will see any other echange trials locomotives e.g. pendenis castle or kings?

P.S.
I love the A4s you make.

Anonymous said...

WAIT STOP YOU'RE MAKING A MISTAKE IT SHOULD BE A 1935 STYLE TENDER BEHIND DWIGHT THE NON CORIDOR WAS GIVEN TO IT IN THE EARLY 50s ALSO ARE WE GOING TO SEE SERIES 2 OF BRWS??

Adam Ormondroyd said...

When are you going to post the full build? I'm very excited to see as I want to get as many ideas as possible before starting my own A4 based projects! :)