Another Golden Oldie gets the upgrade treatment.

After the recent enjoyment of building and detailing a Dapol/Airfix oil tank wagon, I've dug out a few other old kits from my collection. At the top of the pile was this Airfix meat van, that had been partly assembled about 10 years ago. Now sporting a pair of compensated axles, enhanced brake gear and buffers, the wagon is almost ready for priming and painting.

I also took the opportunity to try out a technique for recreating a distressed roof covering, using tracing paper and poly cement for an upcoming book project. Indeed, these recent forays into plastic wagon kit-building has helped me roadtest some new plastic glues for Deluxe Materials - a full write-up of which is to appear in Model Rail soon.


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