I’ve finished all painting on the aircraft now – looks pretty good! Up close the surface looks very speckled an foamy but from 100ft or more it could pass for the real thing.
Insignia placement is not perfect but not bad. There is no Australian Customs aircraft registered DSJ (this is actually currently assigned to a UK WWII Observation aircraft built in 1947). I chose it as it was also the registration for a Cessna 182L which dissapeared in 1978 in one of Australia’s most interesting aviation incidents.
I have added landing gear; they are not very scale-like but the nosewheel is steerable and they all have pretty good in-built shock-absorbers.
I have not installed engines or electronics yet, hence have not glued the fuselage together which is why there is a great big black hairband holding it together.