Currently I've got a production-line paintshop on the go:
They are a Colas Rail Class 47, a West Coast Railways 47 and a FGW Class 57 in the new FGW blue.
Colas Rail livery has been a bit tricky, the lemony yellow having to be
mixed specially. The decals for this and the WCR are from Precision, excellent artwork, although they can be tricky to apply and need exactly the right sort of preparation and finishing.
I have had some specially made First Group logos, which are used on both the 57 and the newly re-branded HSTs.
They have just had a coat of Johnson's Klear and are awaiting decaling.
Sunday 20 April
Managed to get a couple of free hours before the dreaded trip to the shops!
All decals finished on the Colas 47 "Rebecca" and the two FGW 57's, 57602 and 57603...
they'll get a light coat of Klear - you have to be especially careful
with the Colas decals from Precision, they will react very badly to
solvent based varnish and need an acrylic based coating built up in
Monday 21 April
Managed to get a second coat of Klear on the three above, the good news is the Precision decals on the Colas have taken the first coat well. Took some photos of 57601 in West Coast Rail livery, just completed main painting, awaiting fine details like antenna etc and weathering...
Thurs 24 April
Snatched an hour after work to put a satin coat on FGW 57602 "Restormel Castle" & 57603 "Tintagel Castle", now ready for weathering with my Colas 47...
Sunday 27 April
At last, 57603 "Tintagel Castle" leaves the works, outshopped in FGW blue..
Friday 2 May
Managed to slope off work early today and finish 57602 "Restormel Castle" and Colas Rail 47727 "Rebecca", pretty pleased with both...
Sunday 4 May
Had a very enjoyable morning at the west of England show at Bristol, filled with enthusiasm to finish my FGW HST 43003 "Isambard Kingdom Brunel".
Based on a Lima body, it has a Model torque motor and Express Models Lights....