Most of the fittings are awaiting mounting. Main gear is painted, and doors just need exteriors painted. Prop is awaiting decals, and guns just need mounted.
The big news is the a/c has been primed and painted. I was going to preshade, but decided I’d postshade with thinned and lighted tonal variations, then rely on oil wash to darken up certain features. This has worked well for me on previous builds, so why change?
Color was MM OD, darkened up with a bit of dark green, ratio not measured. Sprayed panel centers with some thinned straight OD, then thinned it some more and sprayed it over the whole upper.
I’ll hit the bottom with MM Neutral Gray this weekend, and get it Futured prior to decals. It’s coming together nicely!
There will likely be a small bit of difficulty with the Tamiya center section. I will probably need to add some thin card to each side to get the width right. More to come on that after paint. If all else fails, I can use the kit center section.
2 attached images. Click to enlarge.