Despite one of the most challenging distractions arriving in the post today, I managed to get the living van primed and covered with the basic colours. Having run out of my favourite primer, I used some left overs from a can of a somewhat lesser quality. Despite that the priming went well.
|White primer on the van. The windows are masked with tape. Various brackets are made from copper wire and pieces of left over etched metal. |
While the primer dried I leafed through the recently arrived distraction - time flies when you are having fun! I then masked off the underside of the rear door, where I plan to fit a decal warning of a slow vehicle. After readying my air brush I sprayed a layer of medium faded blue on the van and front wheel assembly. I gave the underside a thin spray with dark grey. I brush painted the rear wheels red to create a little variety.
|Main colours are on my 1:35 representation of a steam roller accompanying van. |
I expect decals to arrive within the next few weeks. Until then I'll be fitting tarpaper in the shape of painted surgical tape and do some detail painting. I probably also will pick up a new project.
And what was the dangerous distractant? The Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review of course!