There is still plenty to do but this is pretty complete at the moment apart from the touching up, the grot gunner, transfers, and a little bit more weathering.
Unfortunately, due to the bad weather I have only managed to get a few photos in very poor light. However, this will serve rather nicely as I will get better photos of the completed model once it is actually finished. Please bare in mind that this model is still far from complete and there are lots of additions and touches-up that need to be done.
The dirty yellow was quite a success in my opinion and the next step is a set of weathering to show damage through speed - however, this will be done after the transfers have been put in place.
In these first two photos you can see the aircraft with the wing panelling on, although I never intend to glue these in place and you'll see why in a second. Also, ignore the orange grills on the tail of the fuselage as these have only had the first coat of paint.
Here is what those panels on the wings and the tail of the fuselage is hiding. The wiring has a lot more work to tidy it all up, but it gives you an idea of the sort of colour that will be revealed.
I hadn't realised the wiring was actually semi-visible through the grills until I took these photos. Regardless, these panels will be left loose.
Again, these incomplete orange grills hide some wiring behind them and will never be affixed in place.
I love bringing out colour on models that would otherwise be earthy and dull - these wires need a lot of work as I quickly painted them up in the early morning but they give an idea of the end result.
Likewise, the weathering on the wings need a lot more work but I'm not going to attempt that until the transfer are in place to prevent me having to go over with too many techniques.
Frustratingly, the underbelly grey isn't very visible due to how noisy the model is but I still think that it's come out looking pretty good.