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So, having had my fun with weathering powders, I turn my attention back to scrofulous mineral wagons.



I sprayed the wagons black all over yesterday and today I painted the bodies rust.

I was going to use Maskol but the bottle I have is I don't know how many years old and was unusable.

I recalled something I'd seen from the AFV modellers.  The overall rust coat is acrylic.  I repainted patches of rust (Humbrol red brown I think) and while wet, sprinkled salt on it as you can see.

This may go all pear shaped before I'm done.

The next step will be to apply grey paint and transfers.  When all is dry, I should be able to knock off the salt which will look like peeling paint with rust underneath.  Fingers crossed.

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Scrofulous - very apt, John.  :thumbs



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Stunning work, John. Just simply stunning.

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They look like they have limpets attached John :mutley



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They certainly look like they've been struck by something not of this world.  I'm just in the process of completing construction.  They actually look like what I intended.  Pics soon.

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As promised here are the two minerals after painting and final construction:



I'm far from finished and final weathering should blend things together.

...and now for something completely different.

While waiting for paint to dry I decided to make a start on the Slaters GWR 18' 6" Cattle Truck.

The kit will make either a Diag. W1 with standard manual handbrake or W5 with Dean Churchward vacuum fitted brakes.  I will do the latter since I have photos of these in the early BR era.  W5 trucks were built between 1902 and 1911 with a total of 575.



There isn't a whole lot to do on the body beyond fitting wires and door catch.

The interior is painted using rattle can paint from the DIY store, nothing fancy.  Exterior has been primed.  The final colour is going to be bauxite.

I painted the floor concrete which looks to my eye a lot like natural wood.  I'll apply some weathering powder to give it a worn look.

I used 0.040' x 0.040" plastic strip for the roof battens.  Nothing was included in the kit.

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Brossard wrote: ...They actually look like what I intended.  Pics soon.

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I know what you mean, John. It happens to me on occasion !


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Yesterday was spent on lettering and marking the mineral wagons:



The wagon number was assembled digit by digit, very stressful.

Still a ways to go.

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