Sunday, 3 March 2019

Dapol PO wagon weathering upgrade

Dapol PO wagon weathering upgrade
I'd been keeping an eye out for a reasonably priced owner wagon to diddle with for a while and found this at the Southampton exhibition - nothing under a fiver these days, and I had to stump up a whopping seven quid including a box which went straight into the recycling.

Pretty standard techniques. First catch your wagon, attack with a fibre brush, colour match the bufferbeams, detail paint all the stripes, new wood, iron work etc. Add transfers from Model Master, wash with a bit of German grey. Voila! Dirty, pooled, end of life 13 ton uprated, but down-trodden BR wagon. No airbrushes were harmed  during this project. I even used one of the BRM/Hornby 'free' brushes - before all the bristles fell out.

I think that if I had a favourite type of modelling work, this would be it.

1 comment:

  1. Nice job. I've yet to master the art of weathering wood. Will look forward to seeing wagon at Steyning next Sunday.