A cruel enlargement but at least you can see the finished water tank wagon in all its "glory".
Weathering was kept simple - the model was dry-brushed with Humbrol enamel tank grey (69), rust (70) and track colour (173). I worked quickly, not letting each coat dry. That way the colours merge a little so nothing stands out.
To finish, I experimented with Citadel Typhus Corrosion, a rust paint with texture. Paint on and wipe most of it off again. The stuff thins with water and so a wet brush will work most of it off, stroking downward to represent weather.
It's collected in the corners quite nicely and definitely added something to the tank sides. Lots of potential for the future I feel.
The only problem was the water-based weathering removed my carefully applied with a mapping pen, ink numbers. Never mind, they used to get weathered off the real thing too.
Couplings are Greenwich. They are supplied in the kit but I soldered them up solid so had to have a second go on a spare etch. The last job was to glue some lumps of lead in the tank as it weighs practically nothing.
Nice little kit and a pleasant project. You could really build it as a "Knightswork" although I suggest that painting is another couple of hours spread over later evenings. For now, my model will sit in the box with the other 009 rolling stock. At least it's a kit off the pile!