Finally, after a five year plus stay in the workshop, the mighty G scale Fairlie has finally departed for home with her happy owner! This model has been a kind of apprenticeship for the development of my skills, having arrived just as I was beginning to build kit locos.
My basic livery skills developed more slowly than my building and weathering skills and there are things I did in the process of creating the model that I would do very differently were I to tackle a model this size again, least of all processing the job in a timely manner though admittedly at that time I was still involved in a very time consuming career!
Nevertheless, here we are at the end of the process and whilst some techniques on models of this size differ from the smaller scales I’m quite pleased with the results. There’s a big bit of space in the workshop now with the removal of the model and box.
This is probably as well since the workshop is due an extensive tidy-up and re-shuffle.