Well I could not resist getting on with weathering the train. So here it is, complete with a heist in progress by Billy the Kid to show the scale of things.
It was given a light airbrush with a flat earth colour to just tone it all down. Then i used a a white spirit based wash with a mix of enamel (humbrol) chocolate brown and black - i used this a couple of times around seams and joins etc. and made it darker around the funnel etc. Once dry it was given a light drybrush with vallejo light earth and mix of Iraqi sand. The metals were also given a light brush with a mix of gunmetal and silver to pick them out.
I added a driver in the cab from a figure wearing dungaress from the lead pile .
Very pleased with the end result. It looks just right! - so just waiting for a cheap carriage or two and a caboose on ebay to complete it.
right back to my tartan!
Picking up those brushes again.
I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.
I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.