@ Stephan, Ingo, Kerry, Neuling, Roland & Jos - Thanks for your comments guys. Very much appreciated.
@ Kerry & Roland - I hope my comments aren't too much of a put off of this kit, but I did struggle (A LOT) with the addon parts. Most notably, the replacement electronics bay covers, the "canoe" that sits on top of its back and the tail boom. The rest of the kit was pretty good otherwise.
If you can afford them, I'd recommend getting a pair of replacement resin engines, and at least the Eduard coloured photoetch for the interior of the cockpit... but a replacement resin interior wouldn't go amiss either. I was tempted to get the replacement engines, but the cost of shipping them from overseas was just too much (more than the kit itself) and I thought that I could get away with using the kit decals for the cockpit instruments due to the canopy being tinted. Unfortunately they are more visible that what I had anticipated.
10. August at 18:55:27