I finished the B&O ironclad car except for the gun port, some minor clean-up and touch up. I had trouble finding a good way to simulate the iron rail armor. It sounds simple, but getting the code 55 iron rail to create a realistic appearing armor in 1/48 scale was not easy. I tried four different techniques but ended up using a laser cut taskboard layer for the armor with separately applied bolts and washers that I laser cut. I did not use the first model I made shown in the previous post.
|I added some barrels and boxes inside the car. There is also a field gun inside.|
Next is the B&O box car with the infantry firing ports.