Nearly there

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Two quick portraits of one of the GWR Collett triplets I’ve been working on this past couple of months. This particular coach is a  corridor composite (in other words it has first and third class accommodation) to diagram E127, and the real thing was built in 1925. It’s depicted in the livery it carried until it was withdrawn and scrapped in the early 1960s. This model has just been through final assembly, where the sides, ends and roof are fitted together.

This coach will join the D94 brake third and C54 all third coaches that form the three models of this commission. Currently, on my workbench, I’m fitting the glazing to the C54, while the D94 has been completed bar some small details and quality control issues. Very soon, I shall be able to do the proper photography session for these models, and then deliver them to my client. I think he’ll be very pleased with them—I know I am.

In case you may have forgotten, I am a professional model maker. You can find out more about what I do by visiting my web site, www.heatherkay.co.uk.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Nearly there

  1. GREAT work ,Heather well done, wish I could paint like that..
    We are at War and Peace on a Photog exercise.

  2. Hi Heather,

    <> It’s depicted in the livery it carried until it was withdrawn and scrapped in the early 1960s. <>

    This is a little bit mis-leading… the livery depicted was not current when the carriage was built so maybe saying something like “the final livery carried at withdrawal”. Takes nothing away from the resulting model, looks just so.

    regards, Graham

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