I filled the wing gaps with Tamiya putty removing the excess with thinner. Then I decided on the scheme and began the painting with a brush. I used Andrea black gray for the fuselage, a mix of Andrea off white and Mig’s Desert Tan to get the white on the undersurface. I stayed with Tamiya XF-71 for the green, thinned with Tamiya thinner. I plan to brush paint with Polyscale diluted mauve.

Although the paint does not go on smooth and even like with the airbrush but since the originals were brush painted I think the texture and somewhat uneven surface and colors is appropriate.