But nothing that a bit of weathering won't tone down.
As this Pug is now transformed for industrial use, then I don't need to slavishly follow a prototype livery. Which is some respects is a shame, as I was quite looking forward to seeing it in L&Y black with red lining. However I do have a second High Level chassis kit in the drawer, and a spare body, so I can always do that in the future...
This is the base coat - a Humbrol medium red - sprayed on over the black original livery. I took it carefully to build up the colour in thin layers without runs or other blemishes.
You see what I mean about bright! The masking will cover off most of the motion and wheels so that I don't have to clean them off to a great extent.
The next tasks will be the footplate/chimney/etc in black, and then on with the black panels around the red, and finally into some very fine orange lines, complete with reversed corners. There's nothing like a challenge!