First Kirk Parcels van ready for the paint shop

Over the last week, in between working on the front garden up north and a few days out, much progress has been made on the the Kirk parcel vans.
The first is now ready for the paint shop (apart from its bogies of which I still need to finish one of them because I am upgrading it using some spare JLRT bogies on this one).
Upgraded Kirk 51 Foot Bogie Brake Van

Upgraded Kirk 51 Foot Bogie Brake Van

Upgraded Kirk 51 Foot Bogie Brake Van

Upgraded Kirk 51 Foot Bogie Brake Van

Upgraded Kirk 51 Foot Bogie Brake Van

Upgraded Kirk 51 Foot Bogie Brake Van

Upgraded Kirk 51 Foot Bogie Brake Van

Upgraded Kirk 51 Foot Bogie Brake Van

Modified by CombineZP

Modified by CombineZP

7mm Scaler Ian Kirk 51 foot bogie brake van

7mm Scaler Ian Kirk 51 foot bogie brake van

The roof has been done with my now usual covering of lense cleaner tissue laid in overlapping sections.
Upgraded Kirk 51 Foot Bogie Brake Van8

Upgraded Kirk 51 Foot Bogie Brake Van8

Upgraded Kirk 51 Foot Bogie Brake Van

Upgraded Kirk 51 Foot Bogie Brake Van

The second one has had the sides stuck together and a start made on putting the underframe together. I plan to use the Kirk fox bogies on this one because it’s going to be depicted in a much earlier timeframe. I have started to add the quite prominent step boards to them and it has changed the appearance quite considerably in my view – sorry no photos of those until next week.