and build number 1 is finished!
First some shots of the various painting stages
Paint applied, note that I have only done the tail stripes on the tail plane itself, the stripe on the vertical fin was not marked on the instructions, despite the fact that it is supplied in the kit as a decal (just like the other two) upon closer inspection, I found the number of the decal and a line pointing to where it should be, but the marking itself was not shown on the diagram. Thanks Revell, that was really helpful of you...
Clear cote was on before I looked at the box art and noticed the missing white stripe on the fin.
Underside all painted up in grey and the all important stuff that goes bang fitted.
The finished article, meet "The Bug"
So there it is, I wanted this to have a very heavily used look to it, and I think I pretty much got the result I was looking for so I'm absolutely chuffed with the end result!
Oh yeah, and I have already kicked off build number 2!
and progress on this so far
That really is it now, I'm gonna shut up now, promise!