Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Henry the Red(?) Engine

Well this week we saw the release of my favorite story in the Henry and the Express saga, Henry Sees Red. I've got quite a bit to say about this one, so let's dive in!

I'm really proud of this episode! It was easy filming, plus making the red Henry was an easy, but fun project for me! By the way, you'll be seeing several more custom models come Very Old Engines! That's something to look forward too! 

In case anyone was wondering (and I know people are from the comments on the video) this is a totally different Henry model from the one I normally use! It would be really stupid to paint my only Henry model red. You can easily tell it's another Henry because of the funnel too. My green Henry has a wooden one, and Red Henry has a plastic one. Red Henry also has raised coal on his tender, whereas Green Henry has painted coal. What I did was I bought a second Henry from the internet (for like $3 too!) and first (ironically) gave him an undercoat of primer. The gray primer ended up showing a little on the wheels if you look closely. After this I taped off his cab roof and windows I painted him over with a redish/orange paint that ended up fitting the dialogue description of looking like tomato sauce! I'm very happy with how he turned out, and proud to have such a unique custom model!

 Interestingly enough, I'm the only person on YouTube (bar a few Trainz remakes) to attempt to recreate this story!! That's really something special I think!  Check out Henry the Red engine in action now!!! 

Keep your eyes peeled for Mind that Bike soon!

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