Non-Railway Modeller Needs More Help Please

Apparently it is Daddies Brown Sauce.

It was around back then, so the subject seems feasible. One just needs to find the correct image of a advert.

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The reason I said “You guys seem to have both,” is because there’s this as well.

I remember it as Dad’s sauce. But I wasn’t sure until I remembered this post:

Welcome to the thread by the way. Never figured you for a railroad guy.

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Ref only.

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Ah yes it was only a matter of time before this project skidded into a serious Condiments discussion :upside_down_face:. But regarding advertising I’d vote for BOVRIL, you see it in so many period photos on walls, buses etc. thru the first half of the 20th century.

So goodbye Anderson shelter, hello (potentially)…a Bomb disposal scene? Very nice, certainly fixes it in Time.

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Great bomb disposal scene in The English Patient.

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4mm Customised Ghost Signs - Dispensing Chemist | Sankey Scenics Signs

Die Cut WW2 Propaganda Poster Boards Pack 1 (tracksidesigns.co.uk)

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Cheers,

M

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Something like this:

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I like that one.
Large plain lettering would be fairly easy. For the striping I’d use masking tape, For the lettering, print it on a sheet of paper, cut out the lettering, spray adhesive on rthe paper and use it as a mask. Conversely you can paint the darker color for the lettering first, cut out the letters and put adhesive on them, stick them over the darker color and spray the lighter color around them. You could even use decals.

I wonder what color the BOVRIL lettering was originally. Hunter green perhaps?

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Sankey have it (and the Bile Beans) in their “Ghost” (faded) signs range:
4mm Brick Wall Advertisements Pack 1 | Sankey Scenics Signs

Cheers,

M

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Great artwork, but if you don’t want to use cardstock in the background you still need to transfer the image to a building.

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The quote contains the answer; (waterslide) “Transfers” is what we used to call Decals over here… Photocopy them onto decal film. But I haven’t entirely given up on persuading G-man to use printed card stock brickwork, in which case it’s just a matter of lining up the courses.

Cheers,

M

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Now that is an excellent find! :+1:

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O.K., So I’m replying to myself, it’s just one sign of senility… I’d forgotten there was once a technique which was claimed to be able to create decals from photos, even ones from magazines. Standards were lower in those days, but perhaps materials have improved to compensate; where the technique used clear polyurethane varnish we now have Liquid Decal Film, whatever that is. The trick was/is to thickly coat the image (a build up of several thin coats with adequate drying intervals) and when fully cured gently abrade the paper away from behind, I seem to recall it was O.K. to moisten the last stubborn fragments. The result was applied with (dilute) white glue. I can’t recall trying this at the time (over Half-a-Century ago) but I did have some success with another technique from the same source to make my own waterslide decals. This utilised the sort of stick-on luggage labels which required being moistened on the back. The label was placed face-down with the adhesive side up, and this again received several un-thinned coats of clear polyurethane varnish which formed a surface on which freehand designs could be painted with enamel paints. Application used the standard waterslide method, the only downside being the label paper could start to break up after a good soaking and one had to be careful to remove any small fragments from the back of the decal before application.

Regards,

M

Yes. It was called Decal-It. I used it maybe in the mid-70’s when I built 1/25 trucks. But it wasn’t really designed for model quality decals and ultimately I never made any custom road name decals like I had intended.

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