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Ko1 Diesel Locomotive

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Geoff Warren shares with us his recently finished 1/35th scale Baluard Ko1 Diesel Locomotive and also some other shots on parts of a future diorama.

The Ko1 is a resin kit which required a lot of extra work due to the poor material, fit and the lack of clear instructions. Details were added from Geoff's spares box and all the riveting was done using Micro-Mark's O scale rivet detail sheets (#84987).

Figures are also made from the "people spares' box. The model was painted using the hair spray method and weathered using MIG and AK weathering washes and Tamiya's weathering master sets.

The track is Trumpeter.

On some photos you may see further additions to the future diorama that Geoff is working on: Trumpeter's High Sided Gondola without the wooden planking, on board is Revell's 4500L Mercedes Maultier; the other wagon is a Dragon Typ Ommr Flatbed without the armour. It is carrying the old Italeri Opel Maultier Halftrack with an Italeri Nebelwerther hitched.

The locomotive in the background is Trumpeter's BR86, also painted using the hair spray method.

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About the Author

About Geoff Warren (biggeoff)
FROM: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND


Comments

Fantastic! I suppose you are probably a rail road engineer IMO. Thanks for sharing.
JUL 15, 2016 - 05:12 PM
very nice! I think you should consider putting the Trumpeter tracks in a bed of real gravel as the plastic part does the quality of your models no justice. Keep us posted.
JUL 15, 2016 - 08:30 PM
Outstanding work, Bravo!
JUL 16, 2016 - 12:30 AM
Geoff, you have done a great deal of work and the result is excellent!!!
JUL 16, 2016 - 01:10 AM
this diorama is dedicated to train fans.
JUL 16, 2016 - 02:18 AM
thanks for your comments. The tracks in the photo's are just display tracks from my wall display cases. I'm not going to build the diorama until I've built all the pieces to put on it. Been that road before. For me its the painting of models that drives me . To be honest building them is a bit of a chore and I always seem to make at least one mistake per model. I'm a retired offset printer, hence the love of colour. I'm a huge collector and builder of model loco's, all scales, static or motorized. The Baluard Ko1 is very basic and everything that rises above the flat plane is scratchbuilt.
JUL 16, 2016 - 09:08 AM
Respect! Very well rendered 'railroad grime'!
JUL 17, 2016 - 05:11 AM
Fully understood. In fact, the figure which is standing between loco and freight car in the 10th photo is very unnatural. Because that situation is extremely dangerous for rail road workers. But that is not important . Your dio is still beautiful.
JUL 17, 2016 - 09:57 AM
Dynomite craftsmanship on that model!
JUL 19, 2016 - 03:42 AM