Junctionmad Posted March 14, 2016 Share Posted March 14, 2016 (edited) Hi all, Im not a great photographer of my work , but I thought you might like to see the Ballast plough van as it progresses I very heavyily modified the SSM brass etch and completely reworked the dapol chassis, widening it out to a scale width that then suits the etch , adding brake clasp detail. vac through piping and building up some thickness of the veranda supports and rain strips I also modified the SSM etch to add the missing third window since Ive always been a scratch built plastikard sort of guy, this was my first complete brass etch with all soldered construction . I learned a lot , the next one will be much better The paint is also a new departure for me, the under coat is halford grey etch primer and the top coast is Tamiya Acrylic Flat yellow , sprayed on. Since I never used an airbrush before this was quite the learning curve and theres a few gotchy bits Next up , steps, final painting ( the white was added just for this photo !) and some touch up. I use Dingham couplers, so these have to be added .though the correct headstock plate is in place , trim the lamp brackets ! glazing has to be done Then the massive weathering as these vehicles were very dirty inuse well its passes the 2 foot test anyway !!! the mark on the door has to be fixed ( there was a wee accident with a brush with butanone, which dissolves acrylics in a heartbeat !) ( or maybe it will give it character when I weather it all, they did get fairly beat up in practice ) Edited March 14, 2016 by Junctionmad 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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