Time for an update.
When I first bought this kit, I saw "2006" on the box and thought I was getting a nice, 'new' kit. Only when I opened it for this campaign, did I realise it was a 1978 molding. It even said "1978 Revell China" on the underside of the model's lower wings.
It has some old ideas like raised details and a clear post that goes under the belly to keep it from being a tail-sitter.
So... Here are my current build photos:
Thge kit was built to display the guns under open covers, leaving no room for nose weights. So, I've dispensed with the guns and made nose weights from some old sinkers flattened with a hammer, then snipped with metal cutting shears. The white stuff is acrylic based modelling paste. Along with CA, I hope that the weights will be kept from shifting.
Because the gun hatches didn't need to fit, I was required to make some shims. Just dry fitted here.
The nacelles required some shaping and sanding to get them to their true aerodynamic shape. I painted the insides of the apertures RLM 76 and the 'onion' RLM 70. I'm not quite sure what color the starter motor housing should be. The bird in Munich looks to me like they're either sanded aluminum, or RLM 76... but I can't be sure. Anybody know?
The cockpit is done. I'm never very happy with 1/48 scale cockpits are a bit small for me to detail paint very well. Thankfully, the decals for the IP didn't dissolve on me. Took a few coats of Mr Mark Softer to get it to conform with the details.