Both Brake Vans and the Mechanical Horse have recieved their first coats of paint.
Railmatch Matt Black was used for the underframes on the vans and chassis on the Mech. Horse.
For the concrete weight on the BR Brake Humbrol Matt 31 was the colour selected, this can be dry brushed with a fawn shade later to break up the uniform colour. Both the verandah floors were dry brushed with dark brown tto add a bit of texture.
The Mechanical Horse is Railmatch Crimson and Humbrol cream. The crimson will need a second coat as the coverage is not that great.
Hopefully tomorrow these coats will be dry so that the vans handrails can become white and the transfers applied later this week.
I will use some old Woodhead transfers for the BR van, I feel these, with ready made numbers are possibly the best, unfortunately no longer produced, Midland numbering will be from 3SMR transfer sheet for pre-nat brake vans.
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