Well I must be mad, I have the proof even though I admit it myself, the Domestic Overlord was right I am as nutty as a Squirrels tummy, how have I reached this conclusion? I tried to line the splasher's on two of the Jubilee's clogging up my WORKBENCH of DOOM
I had tried a couple of times to line the splasher's before but it was not really a success so I put off the process, well today as the Domestic Overlords ban on me using superglue is still active I got my trusty bow pen out, gave my left hand a stern talking to add a little more lining to the locomotives. I thought what could really go wrong, if the worst thing happens I make a complete mess of it and ruin two locomotives or if Im lucky actually take a step closer to finishing the loco's I will let you decide which outcome I have achieved.
I'm not naturally left handed so I have found this process to be quite exhausting and very slow but its getting there, I have to admit to a bit of a cheat though. The splasher's should have a black line outside the yellow line, I had previously tried to paint the black line but I could not get it fine enough so I think the loco's will just have to do without it. If you look at previous posts on the painting of these Jubilees you will see where I have managed to paint the correct black/yellow lines you will probably agree I have made the right decision.
I still have to apply the yellow lines at the bottom of the slasher's but after managing to line the cylinders and boiler my hands were shaking beyond control so I gave up, still two of the three locomotives are getting there.
There is still a lot of lining needing to be completed (on the footsteps and tender under frame) though I may just leave these areas unlined and hide them under a decent coat of grime, which may extend to several other areas on the locomotives.
Going forward I think if I ever decide to add anymore passenger locomotives to the fleet they will definitely be painted un wartime unlined black, if not I think I may have to retire my old trusty bow pen and try and get a more modern finer one, who would have thought N gauge modelling would be so much fun
I still have no idea on what identities to apply to these loco's but I must admit it gives me a very good excuse to do some research, well just reading some more railway books.
Anyway I think I need a lie down in a nice dark room, so until the next time as ever Happy Modelling