Thanks guys! Been making some progress, the cockpit is finished for now. Tub and seat were airbrushed with Tamiya Tank Grey, as pure black would drown out every deail. I brush painted the seat details with various Lifecolor Acrylics, the tones of the cushion and the blue seat belts were shifted a bit with oil paints afterwards. The tub got some drybrushing with Testors Metalizer, and a wash with Mig Panel Liner Black.
Although I do not plan on having the engine hatches open, I still assembled the jet engines – not sure how much of them will be seen through the intakes, so. As with the rest of this kit, you will need to check for flash and remove any unwanted plastic, as some of it can cause fit issues.
The wing halves suffer from a bit of warpage. The uper halves will need to be clamped in place, though it does not look as bad as the fuselage halves 🙂
Next: bringing the fuselage together, then painting all the aluminium internals before getting the wings on.
5 attached images. Click to enlarge.