Thanks for the kind comments guys, much appreciated.
Having a bit of a lull in the mojo trying to finish this one, going step by step the past weeks it finally has met the finish line.
After the decals settled in, a medium grey wash for the top and a light grey one for the bottom and lighter bits was applied to bring out the panel lines and screws.
This when I found out the biggest gear doors didn’t match up at all with the rest of the bottom so some repainting and they look sort of the same now…
A coat of Satin was applied to seal it all in and give a final sheen to the whole plane.
Next came the scary moment on each build, removing the masking, only minor touch-ups were required.
Guestimated the hinge angle of the canopies and made up a way to mount them, just CA for the front one and some extra rods in black for the rear one.
The nav lights got their colours and I called it done:
To be honest not a kit for the feint hearted, the size and many moulding defects are a handful in achieving a decent result.
Still great to have this one’s sleek shape on the shelves too.
Thanks to Ron for starting the GB and giving me the push to build it otherwise it’ll be still sitting in the stash.
Thanks to all for the support during the build and more pics will be in the completed section.
Late to the party - sorry. What can I say apart from WOW!! Looks a nice kit and some great extras. That cockpit looks stunning. The under carriage looks stunning. The paint job looks stunning. The decals look stunning. You'll have gathered I'm impressed