Time to give this lot a kick in the pants once again.
Saw this in a book and thought, yep, I got the drawing for that, so it's time to get busy once again.
It's a Sydney Meat Waggon and this design kind of replaced all others, it has the carcasses hanging from overhead hooks, just like modern trucks do today.
Previous to this design, they just laid the carcasses on the floor and stacked them like logs, one on top of the other, so this new design was a bit more hygienic and plenty of these were made and used.
Had the actual drawings from J.E.Bishop once again, these were printed in the Coachbuilder and Wheelwright, July 1902, so just worked direct from the drawing.
Had a bit of luck and managed to get a coloured photo taken way back in the 1960's, of one of these waggons that had been repainted to be used in the Sydney Royal Show back then. The bloke in white coveralls is the son of the fella that started a signwriting business in Sydney in the 1910's, or there-a-bouts and he painted the vehicle using virtually the same colour scheme, as what was used on the vehicle originally . His son is in the photo on the right hand side, this fella is now in his late 80's and still kickin', only he's got Parkinsons today.
Started on it and once again, forgot to take any progress shot's, sorry, only got this one shot of it before painting.
Started painting it and doing the decals in home using CorelDraw and the ALPS MD5500 printer.
The rear doors I cheated with the reddish colour, I splashed some paint onto a decal sheet, then just cut out the squares and stuck them onto the doors, used another decal over the colour patch, bingo, saved a headache trying to mask of the doors.
The name plate that goes down each side of the Waggon, that decal was about 6 inches long and an inch wide, bit of a bug bear to get it into the correct position and stay there as it was being stuck down.
Splashed around a bit of colour and added a few decals onto the turntable ( 5th Wheel )
What the finished product looks like ------------ only got the two lamps to finish and it will then be complete.
Any questions or queries, you know what to do, enjoy -----