WAGON LOADS AND VARNISH COATS
Also, I've spent an hour or two rubbing down a Heljan 33 before a final coat of varnish. Micromesh ultra-fine abrasives have proved their worth in this task, imparting the perfect finish to the surface without damaging the fine detail or the underlying decals, although it must be used with water to prevent the abrasive clogging and the model must be washed thoroughly to remove any debris. An overnight rest to dry out is also essential, so the final varnish coats will go on tomorrow.
Right, off to open a bottle of stout as a belated St Patrick's Day gesture and to listen to commentary of Liverpool's make-or-break match against Lille... here's hoping!