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Bachmann COV AB / VDA van. Introduction.

Mick Bonwick

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The subject has been chosen and a colour photograph found to work from. Bachmann produced several livery versions of the 29 ton sliding door box van (COV AB, later VDA )and this one (38-141) is in Railfreight livery, numbered 200077. Paul Bartlett has many photographs of these on his website, and has given his permission for this photograph to be used in this blog.

 

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The challenges are:

  • Fade the reddish shade of brown to show age and wear
  • Highlight areas of accumulated dirt
  • Represent dark stains where lubrication has been a little too enthusiastic
  • Add discolouration where chalk marks have been rubbed out
  • Reproduce the various brown shades on the underframe

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Nice, if a little late for me - but I am sure that the principles will work on similar pre-nationalisation stock.

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Nice, if a little late for me - but I am sure that the principles will work on similar pre-nationalisation stock.

 

What I plan to use will work on anything that uses the rails. I think.

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