After some plastic rod was cut and glued between the cylinders, I considered the engine ready for paint.
I first painted the engine parts in a mix of steel and black according to the instructions. I wasn’t happy with how it turned out, and put a black wash on the lower part of the cylinder and engine housing. I did some detail painting too.
Here you can see how light the colour was compared with the black washed one.
I decided to repaint some of the parts with a much darker mix.
The guns also got some paint.
Not sure if parts of the mount should be metal or RLM02. Have to check that.
Now I can start assembling the engine and give it all a thin wash where needed.
It kinda started with the engine parts, that are next more or less. Quite a lot of flash in some places like between the cylinders. One strange thing is that the instructions tells you to cut away a bit of sprue between each cylinder. But after looking at pics there is actually something between each cylinder, so I might just have left it as it was.
For some reason I continued cleaning up more parts like bombs and flaps. I’ve also glued the bombs and the drop tank.
Next I’ll start to paint the engine parts in different metal colours, and then all parts that need it in RLM02.