Have been working on this for most of the day and am now up to step 19.
I am trying to assemble as much as possible before priming and painting, but the engine will be too fiddly to paint as one piece, so I will paint a lot of those sub assemblies separately, assemble and weather as a single unit.
Speaking of sub assemblies - there are a lot of them in this build.
Currently working on the cab. There are a heap of ejector pins on the interior. Have been busy sanding and filling.
Have lost a few parts to the carpet monster. I managed to find some other parts that it tried to claim. Some of the parts are minute. I mean, there's a separate radiator cap, fuel tank drain cap, wingnuts etc.
Looking forward to this wind pissing off so I can get outside and start some priming.
Well, that was effing frustrating! Went to give all of the parts a coat of primer on Sat morning... obviously some sort of residue on the plastic as the primer refused to adhere in some places and pooled. Nearly earned this kit a place in the bin. Gave all of the parts a wash in luke warm water with dishwash liquid last night, rinsed a couple of times and have set them all aside to dry.