In the past week I applied the many tiny and tiniest stencils. Numbering on the (small) stencil area is hilarious so you have to search for almost every bit. But one day you have them all on (or at least most ... I lost a few due to own mistakes). I sealed everything with a layer of Klear.
The I started to add all the remaining parts mainly undercarriage. The tail wheel leg was a difficult fit as there is no positive "klick" when it is in place I am still not sure if mine sits right. Furthermore the "fork" is a wobbly thing and it will break - for the moment I rest the tail on a piece of foam while I still handle the model. I hope Eduard will have a sturdy solution in the Bronze line...
I used the Brassin wheels as I prefer them over the kit parts. It is difficult to represent the diamond tread in a one piece plastic tyre...
Everything was finally sealed with a good layer of ultra smooth flat by Gunze. There are still some shiny spots when you look at the model from different angles but that is intentional. Still I do not believe in this ultra polished metal finish many modelers prefer on their models.
Still a bit to do (e.g. drop tanks) but I hope I can finish it for our show in Berlin Gatow at the weekend
2. September at 20:58:21