A trial run of top coat has been brushed onto our Harrogate Pecket, primarily for the purposes of approving the colour.
Colours are a moot subject among the Bron Hebog team on account of the fact I'm the only one of the three of us who can see them properly!
Despite this I find myself at a disadvantage on account of a) being in a minority and b) being 400 miles away from where the painting is being done.
And so I get sent snaps like this and expected to say yay or nay to the colour which has been chosen, or on other occasions a selection of samples to pick from.
Sometimes this goes a little wrong, as it did with our model of the Double Fairlie Daffyd Lloyd George. What I was supposed to be choosing - and indeed thought I had done - was a concoction resembling Heinz Tomato Soup (the nearest anyone has ever come to accurately describing the shade of the locomotive) but what we ended up with was a Fairlie that looks more like its been outshopped in the Strathclyde PTE Orange livery of the 1980's.
Our DLG is not so much a Soup Dragon as A Clockwork Orange.
So you will appreciate why I am naturally a little hesitant about passing judgement on this shade of green for the Peckett. But I have compared it, exhaustively, with all the pictures I took of the actual locomotive on the WHR in September and I'm pretty sure it's close enough.
I think I shall give Himself permission to proceed.