Tuesday, 24 March 2015

18th century coach

Bodstonia Needs some other Transport other than carts and wagons, especially for the more "well off" and less robust gentile Folks. Anyway, this was a test Project which, although being a wee bit bigger than originally intended,it slowly  took shape, I liked the look of it and decided not  to trash it.
Wheels from various Airfix sets, the window decoration from an old railway kit,  everything else Card or balsawood.
Getting the straps the right length so the "box" part would sit Level was a pain
A Coachman will be added when a suitable bod is found.
Cheeky chap! Johnathan Johanssen  is trying out the new carriage

9 comments:

  1. Looks very nice, splendid color...

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    1. Thanks Phil.The next one I build will be black..painting all that yellow then adding the black lines is something I don´t want to repeat.

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  2. That's a great build. And you even did the straps, WOW!

    Jim

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    1. Thanks Jim. I was going to cheat and add the straps as part of the build not seperately but it was more fiddly in the end. A back rest for the coachman´s seat has since been added..Brakes and a brake Lever proved too much.

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  3. Excellent scratch build. It really captures the feel of the time period.

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  4. An excellent piece of work Paul, love the coat of arms emblazoning the coach too!

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  5. hi,
    Magnificent carriages, good colors and details
    :) + functional suspension ...
    (I like the yellow)

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  6. Lovely work. Reminds me of Austrian artillery colours - a good choice for Bodstonia, methinks...

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