Bedford mess van adds a bit of colour

While rooting through some boxes yesterday, I came across this Oxford Die-cast 4mm scale Bedford mess and tool truck. While the luminous yellow plastic body looked very toylike, I wondered if I could tone it down convincingly with a quick weathering job.

An hour or so later and here it is, looking a lot more realistic. A mix of enamel washes and airbrushed paints have been employed, along with clear coats of various sheens and dry pigments around the wheels.

The truck would still benefit from some detailing work, especially to the interior, but it'll do for now... my diesel depot has been crying out for some authentic 1980s BR road vehicles and this is a perfect addition. 


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