Another Salty Tale

Over the last few weekends in odd moments in between gardening I have put together and painted another Slaters Salt van.
In contrast to the one I built earlier which was depicted as faded and worn I wanted this one to be in a recently out shopped version of the livery so I started by giving the wagon a good coat of paint (as opposed to the deliberately patch finish on the first one).
Slaters 7mm Scale Salt Van

Slaters 7mm Scale Salt Van

Next I pondered on how to get over the fact that the transfers which are homemade and printed on clear decal paper have a tendency for the colour to wash out of the yellow when applied over a green base coat.
Mangers transfer
While it worked brilliantly for the faded livery it doesn’t for a newly painted livery so I thought that I would have a go at over painting the yellow bit of the lettering by hand.
I used Vallejo Sunshine yellow but found that it took a few coats to get it to cover on the slippery surface of the transfers. In all it took six sessions over two weekends to do both sides it’s far from perfect but I am happy with the results and I will use the technique again.
Slaters 7mm Scale PO Salt vans - Mangers

Slaters 7mm Scale PO Salt vans – Mangers

Slaters 7mm Scale PO Salt vans - Mangers

Slaters 7mm Scale PO Salt vans – Mangers

 

Slaters 7mm Scale PO Salt vans - Mangers

Slaters 7mm Scale PO Salt vans – Mangers

Finally a shot of them both together…

Slaters 7mm Scale PO Salt vans - Mangers

Slaters 7mm Scale PO Salt vans – Mangers