Another one of those round tuit jobs was to paint and finish the MDVs.
Waited for and built by Mr Hill a while ago and sat about for longer. One of the problems has been the lack of correct transfers. Modelmasters do something close, but they're not the right ones. So a bodge.
Using a mix of BR inherited numbers and a bow pen I put strips on the end door panels and chalked MDV on by hand. The prototype seemed to use a similar 4" emulsion brush if photos are anything to go by. Then followed a series of light coats as the fancy took me.
There is a raised load-bed from plastic covered with 'scrap' from an Orangina can cut up with a pair of old nail scissors, stuck down with UHU and painted.
The photo is a little over exposed, but I'm actually quite pleased with how filthy they look.
Prototype photos on Paul Barlett's great site.