Thursday, 24 June 2010

Operation 24 - Part 3

So after getting all excited about some new parts the other day I spent just a little time actually working on my Class 24 while Italy lost to Slovakia.

The loco has been moving on little by little over the last few months. The cabs from the original Hornby class 25 body have been grafted onto the Bachmann body and generally patched and bodged as necessary. The Craftman roof castings have been reprofiled - this has made a huge difference to the appearance of these castings. The ends have now been remodelled as per my original drawings. All this work has left the model with a kind of 'hotch potch' appearance where it's difficult to see the overall effect because of all the different parts and materials used.

A quick mist of primer over the ends instantly united all the parts to allow you to easily see the overall effect - it will also aid final rubbering down and blending.

Obviously there is still a lot of work left to do I'll leave it up to you to decide whether the effort thus far has been worth it but my own opinion is that the 'face' of the loco is much improved over the original Bachmann product whilst retaining the best bits of the newer model.

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