A productive day with brush and spray can. The Brush 4's are completed paint wise with D1725 in gloss and the other in Matt. I need to source some buffer as D 1786 did not have any when I bought it. I think I am going to move the couplings back a couple of mm's as the bogie itself cannot go further back. The roofs are a tight fit so not fully down yet, one is in diesel roof grey the other in primer as no roof grey left.
The Standard tank has its firebox bands in place and is now ex works although I may put satin or matt on the black, then fit some handrails.
The Stanier had its buffer beams painted and is finished in satin.
One of the Standard 5,s got a satin smokebox, footplate and roof to go with its ex works boiler. Unfortunately the satin does not show much difference but I may leave it as it was a pain masking out, but who knows? The rear two are yet to be stripped and painted although the rear one has been done well by its previous owner but the right hand side tender crest faces backwards (as it should be once BR were told off by the Heraldic association for having left and right version, I just prefer both facing forwards. One will be in green as per the front one. This is a little high as the previous owner did not fit the chassis correctly so needs some work doing to it. For some reason he also put the plastic valve gear support the wrong way around gluing the rods to it, hopefully easily to rectify. There is another of these awaiting a chimney before starting to paint and that should be enough.
Just bought a 3D printed J39 and hopefully it will be as good as the Standard 3 tank.
Edited by Golden Fleece 30, 17 September 2018 - 21:04 .