Hudson Tipper – Painting and decorating 2

30 Oct

With the top gloss coat dry and hardened, next up are transfers. Researching the prototype has, unsurprisingly thrown up a number of variations. Many have plain black bodies but some carry NCB logos and even the odd one with a large white cross. Numbering seems to be on the sole bar but some have numbers repeated on the inside of the headstock. I have therefore gone for some variety within my fleet of six, all using Modelmaster / Old Time Workshop NCB transfers (both are identical). The headstock numbers are cut from Modelmaster diesel head codes. Once transfers have dried, a top coat of varnish, Testers Dullcote, is applied to seal them in place and create the platform for weathering


Weathering is, as normal, a blend of colours and materials. Oil and rust washes, acrylic paint and white weathering powder. All sealed in with a final coat of varnish. I have weathered the wagons without the brake gear fitted as the Didcot show has allowed me to do running tests of the wagons and prove they will run reliably or the chance to fix them if they don’t before completing the build. Luckily, a thorough session this afternoon has proven successful.

Hudson tippers


2 Responses to “Hudson Tipper – Painting and decorating 2”

  1. p4newstreet November 1, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    Great stuff. They look really smart. Not a lot of room for weight though. How heavy are they?

    • Black and Decker Boy November 1, 2015 at 8:43 pm #

      Not a lot of rom indeed, I managed to fill the central cross member of the chassis with liquid lead. They weigh in at a mighty 24grams but being small, appear quite stable in operation.

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