|Painting nearly done. I find this mailing package cardboard a |
great painting surface as I'm not the neatest painter. The lighted
magnifier is a must for me. It makes painting fine details possible.
|The top left wall had to be recreated and the half window infilled in the |
bottom left front wall of the engine shed.
It's an ongoing adventure and so far I'm enjoying the process immensely. It certainly is different from the plastic model kits. It is a more hands on process, requiring additional steps not necessary with the plastic kits, including cutting out the openings for all the windows and doors, and creating interior bracing along wall edges and door frames.
As you can see, taping the instructions to the wall, out of harm's way, works best for me.
For a source for historic paint schemes of various railways, see: http://www.alphabetroute.com/wm/protopaint.php