step by step getting there …
I’m used to gluing the the fuselage and wing halfs together with quite some cement on both sides, hoping to get the styrene welded rather than just glued. Didn’t really work here completely due to some significant gap showing up behind the cockpit area, though normally you can’t complain about Tamiya in terms of precision.
Some white “Tamiya Surface Primer” put it right. Great product … kind of liquid putty applied with the brush. Please note the panel lines that have been re-cut in the plastic after sanding the joint.
I normally try to avoid base coats as I fear that they cover parts of the incredible surface detail of today’s kits. I decided to use a white base coat straight out of the can at this aircraft nevertheless as I plan to realize some special pre-shading effects later on.
Hope you like.