I usualy work just on one kit, but at this special occassion, when I got second “Scooter” as iModeler award, I decided to build both together, each one in different version. After few days, I must say it looks OK and everything goes well.
I started with cockpit, after surfacer coat I sprayed Tamiya 50 % Dark Sea Gray + 50 % White, then shaded with lighter shade in the middle of flats and with darker shade in corners.
Side panels are lightly oversprayed with “almost black” – just to get dark look, but not black. I did not darker the panels with same overall intensity, but I created darker and lighter areas to reach better look.
Details are painted with water based Vallejo acrylics for brush. Corners are highlighted with diluted black acrylic. The dirty floor in front of pedals is sprayed with diluted Brown. Some scratches were added with acrylic black pen. In case of too high contrast I used finger to lower it.
Inner fuselage sides are just sprayed with basic color, then shaded with very diluted black and finaly the lines highlighted with black acrylic (painted with brush).
I will paint the rest of details with acrylics.
The build is quite straightforward, there are no difficulties, it is just important to save excellent Hasegawa panel lines and riveting as much as possible.
3 attached images. Click to enlarge.