More work done on the preview! Thank goodness the kit comes with 3 canopies because this is the least well engineered piece. My fault, I know…It was my first attempt at engineering a vacu-form canopy. It’s not perfect but I did pretty well with it. (Note: the Skiprays will be done better…resin canopy frame with vacu-form window panels :P) The first attempt I used Micro mask and planned on trimming it prior to priming, etc but when I started trimming it to attach to the fuselage, I fucked up. So I did another one and opted for a vinyl mask. Much better result. The clean up isn’t perfect either…but oh well.
After it was primed I ran a tiny brush with some MiG pigments in the panel lines to do a little pre-shading. I still haven’t got that method down…the problem mostly lies with my first layer paint application methods. Anyway, I did a mix of light gray with a little aluminum mixed in…just a touch. The canopy masks peeled off really nicely and a little thinner cleaned up the gunk pretty well. The mechanical areas were hit with some Testors metalizer titanium, which looks really nice, too. More painting and hopefully decals tonight.