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sherpas-finalMy 4 Sherpas are now done. Aside from the Royal Mail one the transfers were all drawn up in Illustrator and printed on crafty computer paper. I decided that the paragon models wheels that I used for the minibus were too big so swapped them for the wheels from and Oxford beaver tail transit. As supplied they were no smaller but by changing the types for some from their mk3 escort they look much better. Its worth doing this even if you are keeping them under the transit to my mind. On the subject of tyres I tend to paint them Humbrol 67 grey rather than black. You only really see black tyres in car showrooms or at car shows. sherpas-rear

5 Responses

  1. Dave Bentley

    Looking really good Jim. I think if I had to pick my favorite it would have to be the BT box van closely followed by the royal mail van.

    19/02/2016 at 9:30 am

  2. sub39h

    Swear I saw that RM van in the background of a video of Calcutta Sidings. What is the origin of these vans?

    Look forward to more updates.

    06/04/2016 at 9:54 pm

  3. jim s-w

    It wasn’t this specific one but it was one of mine. They all come from kingfisher miniatures kits.

    22/06/2016 at 12:01 pm

  4. Nick Quinn

    Hi Jim, I love the BT van as it reminds me of my first “proper” job, I have one small comment , the rear registration plate on all the BT swap bodies that I saw was under the offside lights. The body is demountable and the chassis has a set of pull out steps so there would be no room for the plate where yours is. All the best Nick

    01/12/2016 at 3:28 pm

  5. jim s-w

    Thanks for the info Nick, I’ll get that changed (the prototype I was looking at was no longer in BT use)

    06/12/2016 at 6:14 pm

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