This evening I took the plunge. Not literally, I hasten to add!
The Duck finally has its name back, after a year incognito. And it was pretty nervewracking (I had to ask James to go to the pub - this was something I needed to tackle on my own) but it turned out OK I think.
I started off trying to use a one stroke brush, but once I found I could get straighter lines with a long signwriting brush, I carried on with that. And yes, the C's and U's don't match or look as smooth as I'd like, but I'm pleased with it.
That dent above the C is from where the Georgina hit us two years ago...