Help support TMP

The Veh-Deh-Merd Express: Detailing


Back to Workbench

Revision Log
20 July 2006page first published

Areas of Interest

Science Fiction

Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Featured Ruleset

Featured Showcase Article

The Good Guys Get a Command Vehicle

The Editor takes a first step in painting up a hovercraft-themed sci-fi force.

Featured Profile Article

Report from Gamex 2005

Our Man in Southern California, Wyatt the Odd, reports on the Gamex 2005 convention.

Current Poll

Featured Movie Review

5,985 hits since 20 Jul 2006
©1994-2023 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Chrono HAL Fezian writes:

The Doors:

When working on this type of piece, I tried to use textured plasticard for all of the more complex shapes (such as the hinges).

Detail added to doors

The Windows

Again, they were made with the textured card. I cut thin strips of plastic that I glued on the sides.

The Radiator

The radiator vent was simply built with parallel strips of plastic.

The Cowcatcher

The cowcatcher was a bit more difficult: The blades are made of two identical triangles of plasticard, glued together, and strengthened by a small strip of plastic. I then glued the whole lot onto a larger strip.

Don't ask why such a high-tech engine as the Express has been built with an old-fashioned cowcatcher. I suppose it is a "high-tech: old-fashioned cowcatcher. Plus, it looks cool. Voilà!

I added many other small details - such as rivets or decorative/strengthening plates (all made with textured card) - on the top of the wagons and the locomotive.

Train after detailing

An important detail is still missing, but I'll get back to the train once I've made...