I’ve been working away on this in my spare time, and finally have some time to post my progress. Between my work and home schedule I mainly stick parts together during the week and try to scratch out a couple hours to paint subassemblies and stuff on the weekends.
The cockpit parts painted, washed, and drybrushed.
The pilot and instrument panels. The pilot was painted flat black, the armor pieces of is uniform were brushed with clear gloss, while the fabric areas were drybrushed with dark grey. The details were painted with medium grey, silver and clear red and blue. The instrument panels were painted white, washed, and drybrushed as well and the decals applied. After they set, the decals were coated with clear blue, orange, yellow or green.
The completed cockpit tub.
The completed cockpit assembly. Very little of all the decals and detail work will be visible on the finished model.