Progress has been a little set back of late having lost this week to Man flu some kind of 'cold weather induced' sickness.
However, finally brought some paints (and a decent tiny paintbrush) for painting the station building. Armed with a screen-grab of MP's visit to KoL on my phone I tried to best match up the different greys and the blue from the Humbrol rack of tins in one of the model shops. Not sure how popular Humbrol paints are in Spain...but some of the colours on the lids were coated in a layer of dust...so a little coughing and spluttering later to reveal the hidden colours, I purchased a few tins.
It struck me whilst painting some of the station last night how small 2mmFS is...and once again, I questioned my eyesight and whether I am really suited to this scale of work. I think it will take a few passes with the brush going over, touching in, re-touching, re-re-touching until the various colours look right. Only then will I start the window/door construction. Its looking crude still, so I haven't done the cruel close up.
The Harbour wall has now had base coats of grey and green applied. These will be added to in the next few weeks to represent more grime etc and then add details.
The water (which had the PVA stripped) has now been repainted again and ready to commence the first of many PVA layers.
You may be interested to hear that although my pre-ordered Farish Blue/grey 101 DMU and 4CEP arrived yesterday at the same time (a tad overwhelming ) both were run in last night, they have been packed away in their boxes so as not to distract from this layout. Why is he buying a Southern emu as his layouts are BR ScR / BR WR? Don't ask...
That's about all really. Kicking this sickness thing into touch gradually and now off for a long weekend in Rome to visit my brother-in-law, so I hope to come back refreshed, topped up with linguine and ready to start the final push on Kyle.