So, I decided to paint it yellow....as you can see below. Yes, I did say "yellow", however I seem to have issues with yellow paint. Three times I have now been to the shops to buy a simple tin of acrylic yellow to paint this loco, and each time things have ended in abject failure. I know that I have picked up a tin of paint, I know that I have placed it on the counter and offered the shop keeper money for it, I know that it has been placed in a bag, but there is not one tin of yellow paint to be found in my house.....where is it all going? Have I a paintergeist?
So Thus, an alternative to yellow had to be found, and I chose this sort of industrial grey blue as this is what I'd just used on the 14mm:1ft 32mm gauge loco and it looked OK. On top of this I have given it a light first coat of rust and grime.
Also, added a fuel tank (yes, yes, I know I've forgotten the filer cap, but that's probably for the best considering how close to the exhaust some idiot has mounted it!). Plus, the Frankensteination of driver has begun - I fear that his feet will have to come off for some shin lengthening.