Category Archives: decals

Royal Mail Scam Delivery Shipping

At the moment many of us modellers (and our families) are using the postal services that get mail order products delivered. Obviously this increase means that there’s potential for the bottom feeders to attempt to rip people off. The above … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday MDV in the bag

A few weeks back I wrote on a Monday about these MDV’s, and the straightforward simplicity of the kits. Well as per the post above they all went together really easily, and once I’d finished them the force was strong, … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday MDV’s

A few weeks back Accurascale announced the British Rail MDV mineral wagon in OO 4mm scale, naturally about three weeks after I’d bought a batch of Five 79 MDV kits. Often this can be a deterrent to finish or even … Continue reading

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Transformation Tuesday & The Skill Fading Shelf Queens…

We’ve all got them. Projects that get started and then ‘mature’…. I can look around the man cave and see an almost embarrassing number things that have been started and are yet to reach conclusion. This one above is just … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, The 02

Nope, not the arena. This one.. This is one of those escapees from the shelf of doom. It’s been kicking around for quite a while, and last week I decided it’s about time it got finished. It’d stalled at quite … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday Transfer Transformers

A few years back my brother got hold of a couple of Kadee 40ft boxcars, and I weathered one. It was ok but not really one that I could get enthused about, so I tried doing a patched out livery. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (oxfords)

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Oxford Seven

This week I’ve been modifying some of the Oxford Rail seven plank wagons. Whilst not perfect they are a good starting point for me to do British Rail era wagons towards the end of their lives. As a quick list … Continue reading

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The Impressionists III, & Even More Shades of Grey

More shades of grey have appeared in the workbench. As part of a makeover of a Hornby Railroad Class 40 I’ve tried out a technique used by a number of military modellers called pre shading. The picture above shows the … Continue reading

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Forty Shades of Grey, The Impressionists II

This is the latest to go to the paint shops, its a Hornby Railroad class 40, or to some of us who have been round the block a bit, Lima. Its pretty much ready the undercoat being Halfords plastic grey … Continue reading

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