The early stages of a model are rarely spectacular.
So it is with the masters for Van 51.
I've cut the base piece for one side to which I will later add the beading detail on top.
This is going to be my third model of this van.
The first shows it in it's almost original condition with a covered entrance vestibule in place of the balcony, and finished in cherry red livery.
The second one is finished in the later engineers livery with the grey at the bottom and the yellow in a band around the windows.
Since then it reverted back to red livery, and now back to its very first livery of green, but this time with a third window in the bottom end.
I hope it'll be an interesting little project.