Intended as a bit of fun, here is EFE's well loved open top AEC RT casting painted into a representation of the pre-war London Transport "1933" colours.
The model is very loosely based upon the RT which appears in the 2001 Hollywood film "The Mummy Returns", of which one is de-roofed in a low bridge stunt.
RT1591 was used for the actual stunt although as is often the case much camera trickery and movie magic was involved in filming the entire bus sequence.
Altogether three virtually identical RT's were used with all three carrying the identity of LT1097, itself somewhat fictionalised. The film is set in the 1930's.
Using the vintage 1989 EFE open top RT casting, these models are fully stripped and resprayed into this simplified version of the pre-war London Transport livery.
They receive a full body respray into Ayres red with white two-tone applied to the lower deck and satin black centre band and wheel arches. Wheels are resprayed LT Indian red, the floor and underside is finished in satin black. Smaller details are applied by hand and blinds are airbrushed satin black.
The models are produced in the style of those early EFE releases and have minimal cosmetic detailing applied.
The 1933 RT models are currently not held in stock. But like the Mummy, they may return..
The entire bus sequence can be found by clicking the links below.