Monday, 21 September 2009

WInter Plumage

It's not just real ducks that turn shades of grey or brown for the winter...

Lucky Duck is no exception. Having spent several weeks over August angle grinding, filling, and priming, over last Saturday and Sunday I spent the majority of the days outside, working on finishing off the paintwork.

And it does look, if I'm allowed to blow my own trumpet, rather splendid. The roof (including pigeon box, handrails, and all the fittings) are now a lovely shiny mid-grey- International's Atlantic Grey Toplac, to be precise. The sides of the "Lid", which were once red, and the yellow stripe are now gone; Toplac over where the red used to be, with several coats of primer underneath where the stripe was, and a neat dividing line after I spent about 5 minutes getting the masking positioned correctly, knowing that Herself would not like a wonkily painted boat....

The chimney collar and Morco chimney are finished in black, to make a nice contrast.

The sides are still dark blue, although this is looking very much the worse-for-wear now in comparison to the shiny new paint.

Photographs to follow......

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