I am picking up Kit 3 tomorrow but my rectification work on the buffer beams isn’t over.

Following the cat hair issue I stripped the paint and put primer on the front beam.

I then had to put the black back on using my favourite UPOL paints (primer and black).

So next week I will respray the red on this end (the front). I will then have to repeat the exercise on the rear buffer beam (stripping right back to the metal) as I have already tested the enamel with an overcoat of the new VW Mars Red acrylic and it was not a pretty sight.

I think this week will be a success if I have the frames finally put to bed and have started some of the fettling of the connecting rods that come in kit 3.