I've decided to concentrate on the coach first. Color wise, it's black. Period. I'm going to use a different gloss black for the seat sides to add some color interest. Subtle but it would be there. As for the yellow accents, I've decided on One Shot painters paint in a Chrome yellow for the seat cushions and curtains
The can is sitting on a piece of self adhesive vinyl that is about the right color for the yellow inserts around the coach side openings. Close to the chrome yellow but enough to be different.
On some photos of the real machine, there's the steel screening on the front and rear quarters and center bottom. My closest approximation to this is a section of splatter screen to be sprayed black over a gold vinyl insert
We'll see what happens
Last Edit: Jun 10, 2019 19:22:43 GMT -5 by farmboy
Managed to get a little bit done over the past while, sorry for the wait. I've painted the main parts of the coach black. I don't fool around with gloss black as I find it a real pita to mess with. I use flat black followed by gloss. Flat is very forgiving and covers so much better with so much less paint. Poor man's base coat/clear coat I guess. Anyway, in the pic below, the coach piece on the left is just the paint. On the right is my first ever attempt at using vinyl instead of masking. I work part time at a sign shop so there are always left overs and scraps. It looks ok to me but being the builder I'm no doubt biased. Input?
and here are both sides done
...and a fast mockup of the main pieces. this is holding itself together.
Chrome yellow for the seats and curtains next. It may be a few days.
Comments and observations always welcome.
Last Edit: Jun 14, 2019 19:15:14 GMT -5 by farmboy
A couple of updates. His is the gold panelling I chose for the bottom sides of the coach. Again, my first attempt with using vinyl instead of paint for this aspect of the model
Now the tricky part. I cut a template on painters tape, copied it to splatter screen and cut it out with scissors. Two things. It doesn't behave well cut this small in that the individual strands -- especially sides parallel to the cut -- tend to move during the handling process. You can see evidence of this in the test shot below. So, instead of simply applying paint after it's been cut out, I've gone ahead and given a section of the screening a coat of flat clear to act as a binder of sorts. One could also use Future and get good results I expect. Anyway, a shot of black and another light coat 'o clear and we'll see if it holds up better. There is a slight curvature to the panel but the screen seems to conform. I also put some ca glue (the thin stuff) and spread it over a small section of vinyl and laid the screen on it. It seems to stick ok and doesn't fill in the squares so I'll anchor the corners like that. At least, it worked on scrap....
Comments and observations always welcome
Last Edit: Jun 16, 2019 16:57:47 GMT -5 by farmboy
Here's the chain link-ing so far. I dipped a section of splatter screen in Future. When dry, I put a template on it, cut it out, and sprayed it black. When dry, I again dipped it in Future, brushed on a light coating of future on the coach panel to hold it in place, and walked away. When dry, I will give the coach sides another coat of clear to cement things.
Comments and observations welcome
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2019 17:49:34 GMT -5 by farmboy
Finally got some modeling time in. I have the seating nearly done. Just some mild touchup to do. I had done the sides using Testors black, but after some Future and gloss, it's really hard to tell from the carriage black. Oh well. I have the windows masked off with curtains ready for painting hopefully tomorrow night. Note the amp is not painted in the rear seat. it will be a black/grey with aluminum insert, black knobs and the odd red indicator. I plan on doing the other two amps in a black/grey like most road equipment was back in the day. The Vox Continental in the rear will take a while to do. I'm playing with the idea of a white micro paint pen for the sharps and black keys, just have to nail down a technique. Anyway, back soon.
Comments and observations welcome.
Last Edit: Jun 27, 2019 19:27:38 GMT -5 by farmboy