Thursday, July 16, 2015

Just waiting on a friend

These guys are quietly waiting for my friend Trevor to visit next week so they can take up residence in their proper home.
The first 2 are Smokey Mountain Model Works gondolas. Some very nice kits that were a pleasure to build. I always enjoy creating the interior wood look.
The technique is a variation of the method described in the Tichy flat car instructions. I start with a coat of Foundation, any tan, beige wood colour will do. Let that cure for a few days and then I come in with oils and streak in a couple different brown colours and add lots of black ink wash. The technique can be altered to represent treated or non-treated timbers very easily.
And a pair of Ridgehill Scale Models CPR Fowlers. As a modeler of a Canadian road in the '50s, Trevor can never have too many Fowlers.
The running boards have not been added because Trevor likes to add his own real wood running boards.
Handsome models, even if I do say so myself.

1 comment:

Trevor said...

Well, don't they look great: Thanks Pierre!
I look forward to picking them up.
- Trevor (Port Rowan in 1:64)