Hopefully this will be a tutorial on scratch building and painting teak coaches. Now I know this may turn into a farce of several acts but I hope I can help others who may be thinking of building and painting their own rolling stock. First an admittion, I started on my GC coach years ago using a very old and tatty photo copied drawing. I had made and really badly painted one side and started on the second side. I was so disheartened with the first side that I stuck them in a drawer and left them. Recently I read a thread on RMWeb by a chap called Mike Trice who had painted some Hornby teaks and the finish he got was amazing! Anyway here is my attempt at building and painting some coaches. First my starting point, the GC coach sides, built from styrene. I will do a more in depth tutorial on how I made them later. These are not up to the standard that Rob Pulham builds but I hope they will finish up ok. And my GE 6 wheel coach sides. These are the paints and materials that Mike Trice used. Rather than start on my coach sides first I made a coach/ish panel using some Ian Kirk kit spare parts. Now assembled I have given it a spray with some white primer. Once it has dried I will give it a coat of the Pumpkin orange acrylic as a base coat. I will be giving it the teak finish with Burnt Umber oil paint but more on that later. Cheer's, Pete.