OK - I said in the Review that this is a kit that just begs to be built - so... I officially got it onto the workbench today.
Instant decisions!... "Razorback" or "Clear View" canopy? I'm happy to build either, but am leaning towards the latter, because I don't think I've built one in any scale.
I'm still open to persuasion at this stage if anyone wants to convince me to build one of the other options (check the colour schemes HERE
, but I think I'll be going for "Daddy Please / Milk Wagon Express".
Be quick, though, because the changes start at Stage 1.
And... as a little side project... I'm going to work on the pilot. That's probably going to be the toughest part of all because, basically... I can't paint figures!
But the pilot is so well sculpted, it's the perfect opportunity to learn to (hopefully!) not make a total pig's ear of painting it! I will be referring heavily to Doug Cohen's amazing work here on Aeroscale for inspiration - but I know in advance I can't possibly come anywhere near his standard. At my level of figure painting, "not totally embarrassing" will be a good result!
So, after all that waffle and preamble, where are we? I've started work on the "Clear View" cockpit, so shout now if you want a re-think.
All the best