As a youngster I read an article in Scale Modeler Magazine, on a Monogram F-14 build. Don’t remember who the author was but his technique on building swing wing aircraft was to build the wings first. So I did when building the old Revell F-111B. The fact of having them built and painted first would be easier to paint before they were installed. Made sense to me, so I have been doing that technique ever since. So as usual for me we start with the wings. But before actual building I went ahead and prepainted the interior colors while parts still on the sprue. Starting with Aeromaster Russian Interior Grey/Green, Aeromaster Dk Ghost Grey for the wheel bays, landing gear struts, door and dive brake interiors. Testor metallizer Burnt metal, burnt Iron and Steel for the exhaust bits. Aeromaster Gull Grey for the seat components.
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