Once I had started masking I noticed a couple of nasty mould sink marks on the root of each wing. These where quickly filled with Tamiya filler and sanded smooth. This may only be on my Harrier kit, but it’s something worth looking out for.
The USMC AV-8Bs carry a standard 3-tone colour scheme. I chose to a combination of TwoBobs and Hasegawa color recommendations. Bottom: FS36375 (Lt Ghost Gray – Hum 127), Side/Upper: FS36320 (Dk Ghost Gray – Hum 128), Upper: FS36118 (Gunship Gray – Hum 125). Here you see the bottom color has been applied and BluTac being used to provide a tight, yet feathered edge.