I’ve been so busy, I’ve been neglecting updates here. This is probably a good thing, as it means I am so busy at the workbench I am not tempted to waste time footling about on the interwebs.
For a long time, the LNWR motor train build has been bumbling along, with no real apparent progress to show. Then, all of a sudden, there’s paint being sprayed about and I’m within sight of seeing the both models finished and delivered!
Things are beginning to look a lot like LNWR coaches now. The next stage, once the white undercoat has had a second coat applied, is to paint the “spilt milk” on the upper panel work. Then, lining needs to be done—by hand, as there is no real alternative—followed by the transfers. Then I need to get the interiors fitted out, complete with passengers. There’s still a lot to do, regardless of appearances.
2013 was my first year as a professional modelmaker. As I type, I have two more commissioned builds to start in the new year, another lined up for later in the year, and I’ve quoted for another. There’s a fair chance of a steady flow of models to be built for 2014. You can find out more on my web site, follow me on Facebook, and of course keep up here when I find a spare minute or two!