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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Warbases Stage Coach

I left my glasses at work the other day but was really in the mood to get on with something so I thought I may as well start painting my Warbases Stagecoach. This is a nice kit costing a reasonable £7 and goes together easily, though it would have been that little bit easier if I had the instructions but I did not ask for a set when I bought them at Partizan (no not the one from the other weekend).

Being for the kids collection I wanted it to be a bit bright. The base colour was Vallejo Flat Red but with the wood soaking it up it was a tad dark so I added a thick wash of Scarlet which made the red pop.

The front wheels do swivel which was a surprise as I am not known for my finesse. This is all down to the clever little mechanism you can see under the drivers seat.

I painted up the red quite quickly so without the aid of my glasses tackled the blue, not sure what I was thinking but the etching that Warbases put into the detail made it straightforward with only a small amount of touching up with the Scarlet.

The wheels I painted in Oily Steel and then added Games Workshop Nulin Oil wash to dull it down further. I did the same on the blue boards as they were eye watering bright. If I had taken more time, painted the interior before assembling and used filler where required I could have made this look even better but as it is I am satisfied with the result.

26 comments:

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    1. Thanks, now done a wagon, that's not so bright

      Ian

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  2. I got one of these at other Partizan in September and it is a great kit and your paintjob has really done it justice

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    1. Thanks Pete, looking forward to seeing yours done now

      Ian

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  3. Nice, very nice...great red color!

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    1. Another vote for the red then

      Ian

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  4. That's a nice looking model and I'm with everyone else on the red-it looks smashing.

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    1. Thanks Anne, glad I added the scarlet as it was rather flat before

      Ian

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    1. The blue also adds to the reds effect

      Ian

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  6. Looks great. Kinda wish I got one of these rather than my very expensive Old Glory one

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    1. That Old Glory one is excellent though. Side by side I am betting you would keep yours

      Ian

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    1. Thanks Roger, starting to think I should have added curtains

      Ian

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  8. Was the Scarlet Vallejo as well? Love that intensity of colour.

    FMB

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    1. It was Vallejo, almost all my paints are, need to broaden my pool of paints really but I do like the Vallejo

      Ian

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  9. This coach looks great! The red is quite strking.

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    1. Thanks, it should stand out on the table

      Ian

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    1. Thanks Stefan, it's really just something to hide behind but I can see it getting other jobs as we play more

      Ian

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  11. Very nice looking stage coach. I'm also looking forward to Hougoumont being built.

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    1. Well I have Hougoumont primed now, will start painting it this coming week, got three others on the go first though

      Ian

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  12. Nicely painted and a great shade of red.
    Dan

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    1. Thanks Dan, it's bound to draw fire :-)

      Ian

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