Tonight I got a chance to have a go at the first layer of paint on the Ab. Sandpaper and a knife were the order of the evening. From the photo you can see how it went. I think I need to get some more grades of sandpaper.
I'm not sure how to attack the boiler, but that can wait as I'm planning to work on the tender first. This will be split into work below the footplate and the footplate itself.