He was called Stefan Blaubar,
I knew him first on another site,he was always an infrequent modeller and had many other interests which he put in front of this hobby.
He spent more time researching than actual modelling,but as the phrase goes......
"He was a bloody nice bloke"!!
I did consider it Mark, but there will be so little of the interior seen, I think it would be overkill. Not ruling it out though.Looking good, how about an led fire in the firebox!!
Thanks Ron, yes was studying your build at the time, and stealing ideas left right and centre. I was leaning towards a camo scheme, but there are already a few 2 and 3 tone camo vehicles in the scene, so decided on German Grey to add a bit of contrast. And as you say, maintain some sanity.Jack, looking great, even at this early stage. Most impressive and neat work.
When you get to painting the loco and you fancy a guaranteed load of hair pulling and rude words, try painting the thing in multi-coloured horizontal camouflage. Last year I attempted it on a Revell 1/87 BR50.
Trust me, it works!
Thanks John, I'll keep this one saved, I don't think it's for this one however.
Thanks Andy.Just caught this update,
What a clean looking build,lovely work Jack ,
That`s one busy looking cab,nice one.
Thank you, Jim. I have hadHi Jack
I missed the start but sitting comfortably now That is certainly a big model. Excellent start. I'm sure you will sort any fit issues.
Thank you Chris, mostHI Jack ive just caught up as well an lookin a good build is there any chair room for me somewhere at the front with the rabble lol
Thanks Richard, make sure you bring a fan with your bed, the loft gets hot as the day wears on.I remember him too...oops I'm late to this one Jack and the progress looks smooth. Have seen one built by a late friend who liked big projects...him being over six feet tall I reckon he was more comfortable with it but he was detailed too.
Moving the Day Bed closer.
Thanks Neil.looking fantastic Jack!
Cheers RickVery nice Jack..........cab interior looks the "real deal"! Rick H.
Thank you Bob, unfortunately, Eggs were in short supply at this stage in the War!Superb Jack, very impressive!!
What about a fried egg on the shelf lol
Thanks Paul. No, good spot! Amazing what a second pair of eyes sees. I'm finding new injection holes every time I pick the bloody thing up. My only real gripe about the model so far!Jack,
That is a great looking footplate the spilt coal is a great touch. If I could say and its not a nit pick at all, is to use a pin on the bottom 3 valves to clear the paint. Love where this is heading.
Thanks Jim, very kind.Hi Jack
Excellent work. The cab is great and the weathering is totally believable.
Thank you Tim, agree, not sure aesthetics were top priority!Looking good Jack. Nice catch on the fit issue as well. Got to say though, that tender is a really ugly structure! Wonder what the designer was thinking!
Thanks Rick. No, possibly not!Nice resolution on the fit issue Jack.....probably didn't fit all that well on the "original". Rick H.
Thanks John, yes much larger than I thought to be honest, think we are going to need a bigger boat!Wow its certainly a size Jack as that bottle shows. Coming on well, keep it going.