WW1 SM32 Tank Wagon – Camouflaged

This wagon was made by Graham and painted by myself. It is not quite finished as we have no transfers for it, we hope to get them this weekend at the Bressingham Garden Railway Show. It will also be weathered after transfer application.

I must admit I took this wagon on as a challenge. When it arrived I did a plan on how I would go about it, including what paint I would use and the order I would do the painting. I also had been given a photograph of the prototype that has recently been restored.

After undercoating, I sprayed the chassis and bogies Battleship Grey. The colours were then added to the tank, sand colour first, then green (as Tin Turtle colour) and then the red oxide. The edging was added after all paint had 24 hours to dry. The Black lining was done with a ‘Black Permanent Marker’, as near scale as I could get. Oh yes, and a very steady hand !

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4 Ministry Tanks and 2 opens.

Here we have six wagons in a batch for my friend Mike, all are weathered to a Medium standard. Being Dapol products, all tampo print was sealed with varnish before weathering – this avoids the thinners in the ‘wash’ attacking the print !

Type B Ministry (Heavy Fuel)

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Type A Ministry (Light Fuel)

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Open Wagons

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A quick tip here –  after washing and weathering the planking is still not picked out very well – just use a pencil and follow the groves – that will highlight them a bit more !

Two quick jobs for Colin

Here we have a Tram Loco rebranded from LNER to Early BR – After removing the LNER logo’s and re-spraying the sole bar and buffer beams, I added the new BR logo’s and the buffer beam numbers. I then blended the original paintwork and weathering to make the changes less obvious.

 

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The next job was the straightforward weathering of a Minerva wagon. This was the first wagon of this type I have weathered and very impressive it is,  very well made and very accurate. This wagon will be running on Colin’s layout at Quorn this weekend.

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