Made good progress this weekend. Got the sides, top, wings and air intakes on. Even managed to get the wing sweep mechanism working do the pylons will remain pointing forward whatever angle the wings are at.
Had a few fit issues with the intakes, this was probably my error. Some of the parts didn't have locating pins, and the instructions were a bit vague which resulted in a small gap. Nothing that some card shim and filler can't sort.
Had more issues at the back with the tail, soon fixed with a bit of shim and filler.
Got some weight in the nose and finished off a few odds and sods, so that's now most of the building done. I've still got to put the gear, doors and ordnance together but that can be done while paint dries.
Speaking of which, got the primer down. Couple of small fixes to seams to fix, but generally I'm pretty happy.
Started a couple of bits of the top coat. I noted the areas of the wings that are hidden when swept back are a darker grey. I wasn't sure how to mask them so I figured if I painted the darker grey first then move the wings back the kit will mask itself. We'll see how than plan works out.
While I had the colour mixed I also did the nose cone (radome?).
I'm also planning to try a new to me technique of black basing so I had a bash at the tail planes.