A little experiment while I am between bigger modelling projects.
There's not much more can be done on the ballast wagons until the bogie etches and other bits arrive and the second batch of DZ wagons has been cast and posted off to customers.
So I'm having a play about to see if there is a way of using resin transfers on a master for a casting.
Using the resin transfers isn't difficult. In fact they are a complete joy. No, the issue about whether they are any good or not is because I fear they will be ripped off when I come to peel the silicone mould away from the master.
It's perfectly possible that I could dig the rivets out of the mould, one by one, but I couldn't then use the master again until I had re-riveted it. That would be rather tiresome, to say the least, because on a popular kit I may have to manufacture three or four moulds.
So I'm going to pour a little RTV over these and see what happens.
I have applied the transfers in the usual way, brushed fixing solution over them twice and also now given them a coat of clear varnish.
So, blog-readers of the world, what are your predictions for what's going to happen?