GER Sand Wagon Painted and Lettered

Another one that’s ready for weathering is the Connoisseur GER Sand Wagon.

In my world it has been transferred internally to the Leeds District. The lettering has been made up from some old Woodhead transfers that I picked up at Halifax a couple of years ago and some spare bit’s of Parkside that I had left. The Woodhead transfers have been revived/made usable by the application of Microscale liquid decal film and I cannot recommend it enough!

In theory you just apply a coat to the back of the transfer and leave it for 15 minutes then use it like a water slide transfer.

In practice I found that some of my transfers were still a bit fragile so I applied a second coat for strength.

To apply them I mixed a bit of PVA in some luke warm water. Then I painted the back of the transfer with the PVA/water mix to wet it (after removing from the backing paper layer) and applied it like a press fix/meth fix transfer but without the meths solution. Then I held it in place, wet the top and after a few moments the carrier film came away. From there I adjusted the position like a waterslide transfer.

GER Sand Wagon 001 GER Sand Wagon 002