Sunday, July 17, 2011
Looking through my box I found some 4mm HMRS GWR lining Sheet 8. This I used for some Bulleid locos I repainted some time ago and are the easiest available to apply in my opinion. The coach lining is very fine and will pass for what I want.
A new blade in the scalpel and the lining is cut, not through the backing just enough to peel it away, as close to the lining as possible. Then apply to the side, it is a bonus that the paint used is a good gloss, it is so much easier to put on rather than semi gloss. When satisfied that the line is straight press down and then (purists look away now) I lick the entire length pushing it down as I go. So much easier and quicker than prompting into place with a paintbrush.
The numbering is from 3SMR Sheet 3401, BR(W) coach transfers. There are numerous sets of numbers and I cheat by using parts to make up the numbers I need. Downside is that they should be yellow but that can be partly rectified by passing a yellow felt tip over them later-maybe.I have put small pics up today, partly because larger images didn't look too good lager than the model.
Once dried fully, the paint can be touched up where necessary-Large pictures are useful for that-shows the smallest blemish! Then I will decide how far I go with fittings.