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Manning-Wardle 'H' Class. Part 3 of a Pug Bash

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Over the past few days I've managed to get the component parts together and we're now at this stage.

 

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I painted the inside of the cab before assembly with a Revell green acrylic applying washes and dry brushes to finish. This was masked off with tissue paper when I sprayed the loco.

 

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As you can see various bits of wire have been used for detailing along with parts from the Pug including the reversing lever. One thing I did do is remove the sandboxes from the chassis. Luckily it doesn't leave a hole in the chassis doing this.

 

The model has received a coat of Halfords grey primer followed by a coat of Halfords satin black. The buffer beam was painted with Vallejo acrylics. I will give the smoke box, running plate and cab roof a blast of NATO black to offer contrast soon.

 

I've ordered the name/work plates from Narrow Planet so once they're on I will finish off the weathering.

 

Finally renowned photographer Jonty Chambers caught this informal image of the Manning-Wardle's arrival at Juniper Hill iron stone quarry on its arrival. Rumour has it that the loco will be named after the quarry manager's daughter.

 

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Thanks once again to Phil Parker for the inspiration.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Nice. This is modelling at its best - making what you want from something else.

I wasn't familiar with the class, but it does look paticularly Manning-Wardle like round the tanks and chimney, and its interesting to see what can be done using the Pug as a basis.

Alex

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I'm trying to work out - is the left hand figure in the last photograph photoshopped in, or is it just very well painted?

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Very Good Mark!

 

Do I dare say it but, will it be weathered slightly?

 

I only ask as I think it will make this loco go from great to greater!

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Nice. This is modelling at its best - making what you want from something else.

I wasn't familiar with the class, but it does look paticularly Manning-Wardle like round the tanks and chimney, and its interesting to see what can be done using the Pug as a basis.

Alex

 

Hi Alex,

 

Just got in from a late shift.

 

Thanks for those comments.  Yes I'm pleased with how it's finished up.  Phil's article made things pretty straight forward.  There were a few guestimates to measurements here and there.

 

Robert's (RT Models) castings for the buffers, chimney, springs and filler cap add the essential Manning-Wardle ingredients and as I've said before.

 

I think he should look at a kit for the 'H' Class if possible. Hint ;)

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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I'm trying to work out - is the left hand figure in the last photograph photoshopped in, or is it just very well painted?

 

Nothing as flash as that Alex. He's a painted Monty's figure finished with Vallejo acrylics.

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Very Good Mark!

 

Do I dare say it but, will it be weathered slightly?

 

I only ask as I think it will make this loco go from great to greater!

 

 

Thanks as well Robert.  

 

Like I said before with your excellent castings and Phil's article it turned out to be a really good build.

 

Would you ever consider doing a kit of one of these?

 

As for the weathering the answer is yes.  I'm awaiting some name/works plates from Steve at Narrow Planet then we're away.  I'm going to keep her fairly clean though.  What I'd like to achieve is that oily look about the weathering, toning the black down.  A few coats of Klear and a light spray of matt should a good base for this effect.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Excellent work there. The last photo, with the crew posed with the loco, is very good.

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Excellent work there. The last photo, with the crew posed with the loco, is very good.

 

Thanks Dave for your comments.  

 

You don't have to look too carefully to see elements of your Ixion 7mm versions in my take on the subject.  I was going to paint her green but she'll have a dual purpose on my Teign Valley Project so I wanted to make her different to the other two locos on JH.

 

Thanks as well for for your help particularly with the boiler/saddle tank height. 

 

Glad you like the photo as well.  ;)

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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