A few weeks ago i noticed my Hornby A3 Sandwich was missing one of the cab doors, as i take great and delicate care in my models i went on line to be some spares and stumbled upon Peasholm Models A3/A4 cab doors and given they could fit the Hornby models i bought some for £4 or £5 ( i forget the price of them)
Firstly i removed the other cab door that was intact, i think these were only stuck on with glue as it were easy to remove. Whilst we are here i will mention the footplate had to be glued back on as it had come off, i used Poly cement to glue it back in place.
Next i went to remove the cab doors i would use, Peasholm Models recommend filing down the tops and bottoms of the cab doors once those parts have been folded back and removed but i found it to not really be the case here as after removal they didn't really needed any filing down.
Then i glued the cab doors into place and i can safely comment that the cab doors were not easy to glue on but thankfully in the end i got the result i wanted as shown in the pic. I used PVA glue to glue them on but i used super glue to double coat it, normally i do not like using super glue especially because before now i have had details parts stuck to my fingers because of it! This will be the only time more than likely that i will use super glue, poly cement isn't really suitable here as that is more for gluing plastic parts so i prefer using PVA because it is more suitable to use which is what i find.
A few days later i received a pot of Humbrol 405 BR Green paint reason is because i felt that if the cab doors were left unpainted it wouldn't look right or it would look unfinished hence the reason for me buying this paint.
Upon opening the tub i mixed the paint well and applied it using a cocktail stick some people are probably thinking i should use a brush but i use a cocktail stick for smaller details like this to avoid getting paint were i don't want it, again some are probably thinking i should use a finer brush but i do not have one and again there is still a risk of getting paint were i don't want it to be, great care should be taken with things like this.
and so that is basically it nothing that special i know but i thought i would be something different from what this blog is usally used for, for a change.
But don't think this will be my last blog post as i have a few others install but for now its TTFN