Sunday, 4 August 2013

Jung Driver

I like to equip my locos with drivers. Having a large scale open cab loco running unmanned along the track isn't very realistic. You may get away with it in the smaller scales, but in 1:35 it looks quite odd! The figure also helps to make the scale more obvious. With a figure, the loco's small size immediately shows and my model isn't taken for a larger loco in a smaller scale.

The figure fitted in the cab. A snap shot on the garden table after a quiet afternoon of modelling in the sun.
The figure in the Jung is dressed in denim overalls and made by MK35 in France. I have used several of MK35's figures and most are great value for money. I have quite a few still in their bags for future use. I chopped off the figure's tennis shoes and fitted a pair of more appropriate leather shoes. To make him fit in the cab I had to performe extensive surgery to his leg and pelvis region. It involved some brutal sawing followed by glue and reshaping with Miliput. I also changed the position of the figure's arms.
Image from MK 35's web site showing the figure in original condition. Photo: MK35
My version of the MK35 figure before painting.
The problem with large scale figures is that they are hard for me to paint well. I keep on trying. The result this time is not much better than last time I tried. But I'll keep on trying!

With a driver in the cab, the U-Models' Jung ZL 114 is now finished.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Claus,
    Your finished Jung looks even better, now that it is "populated". I've added plates to mine and now just finishing the Planet loco I got last month from James. Will send pictures to you in the near future.
    Cheers,
    Pete

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  2. Hi Pete
    I'm looking forward to see both your Jung with plates and the Hibberd Planet. Seems like you'll be the first again. First man with a finished Jung and the first with a Planet (that I have heard of, anyway).

    I have just ordered my first 3D printed model and while I still have plenty of work to keep me busy for most daylight hours, I'm looking forward to receive my loco every day. It's almost like being a kid again!

    Cheers
    Claus

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