All cars and equipment on Nystrup Gravel receives minor modifications before going into service. It probably ruins the model as a collector's item, but I need models that fit my model universe and not shiny toys. I aquired the BoS Volvo PV445 Duett last summer and it has now received small added details and a very light weathering.
|Shop manager Thorleif Petersen admires an almost brand new Volvo PV445 parked near the tracks in Nystrup.|
As the Volvo is a 1956 model and consequently just outside my chosen period, I didn't want it to be weathered too much. Basically I only added specially designed Danish period license plates from Skilteskoven decals and a light weathering. The weathering consisted of a very light pass with the air brush loaded with a thin mix of light sand and grey. I concentrated the dust treatment to wheels and tires, with only minimal dusting of the lower parts of the car's body.
|Decals are fitted and the front license plate now needs to be super glued back on the bumper.|
Modelling isn't only progress and achieving results. It's also handling models and breaking parts off them. While air brushing I forgot to take care and broke off the Volvo's right rear view mirror. Nothing that couldn't be fixed with some AC glue, but nevertheless annoying.