In between refitting seats to the Gresley all 3rd I glazed and weathered a couple of my £1 bargain buys.
First is a 1927 Talbot Van, I am not sure that I have posted this one before. When I got it, it was in a very toy like yellow livery with red writing for a bakery. What I had in mind was a [s]second[/s] ‘umpteenth’ hand vehicle that had been hand painted with ex military khaki and subsequently neglected.
I reasoned that the LNER would keep theirs in better condition.
I thought that I had posted photo’s of a Model T tanker truck that I picked up for a pound but perhaps I didn’t.
In between other modelling projects I have resprayed it into LNER blue and added some transfers and a light waft of weathering.
I just need to glaze it now.
Further progress on the Crossley truck sees it just needing a number plate and a further mucky wash over the coal sacks.
I have to say that although you don’t get much for a quid these days this particular quid has been value for money.
I am undecided as to whether to add some sort of business name transfers to the sides of the body.
A few posts back I showed some veteran cars that I had acquired. While browsing the bring and buy stall at Keighley I spied a couple of Matchbox models of Yesteryear trucks at a quid a piece. One was a 1927 Talbot van which was is a rather grim yellow bakery livery and the other was a 1918 Crossley in a red coal and coke merchant livery.
Both looked very toy like so I thought that they would be ideal to practice painting and glazing on without much loss if my efforts went south. They are supposedly 1:48 scale but to be honest when compared to the Danbury Mint vehicles they don’t look smaller.
I still have to paint the canvas tilt and the moulded sacks of coal for the load in the back. The latter may get binned if I can’t make them look a bit more realistic than they do at present.
Paints are from the various Vallejo ranges varnished with several coats of Johnsons Klear (the original version – I think that I managed to get what’s probably a lifetimes supply before it disappeared from supermarket shelves)
Next is the Danbury Mint MG SS/100
The eagle eyed amongst you will note that the MG isn’t glazed, sadly the glazing sheets that I had to hand (courtesy of Adrian Cherry, thanks again Adrian) was too thick because the MG has windscreen wipers and what I take to be a rear view mirror. Which mean that whatever glazing is used will need to be pretty thin.
I have also noticed that I haven’t picked out the dials etc on the dashboard after painting it to represent the walnut etc. that they used for such things in the past.
More on the other cars to follow.