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Fun project, more a novice.
on 12 October 2016
First off, I'm a novice. This is the second model I've built, with the only other under my belt being a Revell Saturn V 1/144 scale model. It's relatively easy to put together. I built the main body but left the flights off until everything else had been done. As others have pointed out, the manual must be outdated, and the model itself revised, because some things don't translate directly. The bow/head of the model for example has to be put together in a completely different way than stated in the manual. Luckily, you can find videos on YouTube of other people building this, and how they went about it. The decals on the flight deck aren't properly purposed, and you'd know what I meant when you see it--so you'd have to take some measurements or eyeball things, and bust out a hobby knife.
Other decals are just plain fiddly or too long to place (such as the stripes), and so I threw those away completely, opting to hand paint them on--very thin coat, masking down.
You might think that because of these negatives, I'd give it a low rating. My biases aside, it still was a fun model to put together and paint. I deviated from the suggested paint scheme. I also wanted something with more of a worn/weathered look. 5/5