Starting to fill and sand some noticeable gaps. In particular, I question the logic of the engine intakes and how they were designed to go on to the rest of the kit, even with pre-fitting and pre-sanding, gap filling was going to be required.
My weapon of choice for this is Mr. Hobby’s various Mr. Surfacer products as well as some of my homemade “spru-glue” made from Tamiya Extra Thin Cement and some extra spru pieces.
I took a break from the filling to get a primer and base coat onto the landing gear assembly.
As normal the Stynylrez and Tamiya acrylic combination works very well. A second coat will prep the gear for final detailing and weathering.