I was asked to recreate a former "One" Class 47 loco, 47818, as seen is this recent picture,
although it looks it good nick here, compared with other ones I've found!
Using a Vi-Trains model, I got started, firstly creating the immaculate loco then going to work with the weathering.
I used a thinned-down paint to recreate the "Refeshers" livery, before overspraying with a thinned down coat of the original body colour. The latest photos I was working from show the above panel to be quite faded and varying degrees of the original colour scheme to be showing through. The loco is also quite traffic-stained.
The Vi-Trains model is thought by many to be the best scale representation of the 47, however I did find it very fiddly to take apart and re-assemble. The detailing packs are a model in themselves!