Saturday, 19 May 2012

Thin Blue Lines

The Parry People Mover has been formally handed over to Himself to apply the finishing touches.

I am pleased to report that it survived its 400 mile journey at the hands of the Royal Mail intact.

The last job I did before packaging it up was sticking on the blue lining which straddles the raised waist panel.

For this I used 0.75 lining from the Fox Transfers range which was a pleasure to use as always.

So what's left to do?

The bodyshell requires a coat of satin varnish.

There are headlight jewels obtained from the USA to be inserted in the holes in each corner at the front.

I have pre-cut some glazing sections for Himself to fit, followed by etched brass windscreen wipers.

The very last thing will be a big bilingual transfer along each side saying Welsh Highland Railway / Rheilffordd Eryri .

Steve (of Narrow Planet fame) has kindly knocked up some artworks for us and we'll see whether a DIY transfer will do the job, otherwise it will be another commission for Precision Decals.

I'm looking forward to seeing it on Bron Hebog again at Railex next week.

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