Sorry about the poor photo - you should have seen the others! - but it shows where I am at with this kit. The roof is bowed - I seem to have managed to muck it up after fitting and it has flattened out where the square vents are. It is more noticeable in the photo than normal but given how long it has been gestating and how much my skill level has improved since then, I figure it will serve.
Paint is the Precision version of LNWR Plum. Sources vary as to what colour this vehicle should be so I have pleased my self with this. The couple of photos I took with a flash actually showed it is quite thin in parts so I suspect it may need redoing with an airbrush in due course. There is still the matter of lining and so forth but this will have to wait for another day. Once all is complete, I will add the brake cylinder which will be a left over one from an NGS kit.
Comments, as always, are welcome either on the blog (which is a hassle I know) or via email.