The HCX is a Hawksmoor (I think that's how it is spelt?) kit to which I have removed a few parts and then added a few more back. Using photos I took of HCX 1772 stored up in Dorrigo I added underfloor detailing and built up new running boards as the moulded boards to not have a gap between them and the car sides. Having almost completed the HCX I do now wish I had built a new floor as it would have been nice to capture all the bracing detail. All I need to do now is modify a set of AR bogies by aligning the brake shoes and detailing the ends. The paint job is for me the trickiest bit. I will attempt to paint it in lined Tuscan and Russet. If that doesn't work it may be bought forward in time a decade and painted Indian red.
Anyway I would like to thank James McInerney for all his help with the historical and colour scheme data. With out the help I wouldn't have known what type of HCX it was and what it was suppose to look like colour wise.
|HCX almost finished. Finally!!|