A good friend gave me this OOC Bedford OB in Wallace Arnold livery for Christmas. I believe it was part of the Great British Bus Collection from Atlas Editions.
It's a lovely model and with the West Yorkshire connections and the destination screen set to Scarborough it is very appropriate and will be used on a future layout. Because of this I thought I would detail the model and it would make a quick festive project.
I managed to separate the bodyshell from the chassis by gently prising them apart and removing the glazing. I gave the bonnet grills, driver's door and rear doors a wash of diluted acrylics which when nearly dry I wiped off leaving the panels lines with a darker outline. I then sprayed a coat of Valejo satin varnish over the bodyshell.
The chassis,wheels and tyres were also weathered with Valejo acrylics. The seating module was sprayed with Halfords grey primer before receiving a Tamiya NATO black pre-shading. Valejo red was then sprayed over it.
Driver and passengers from Airfix/Dapol figures were cut down at waist height and glued in. The coach was reassembled and holes drilled in the glazing for fitment of door mirrors made from bent up PECO track pins painted with Valejo silver.
A nice little project and one which will be seen again at a later date.
Happy New Year,