You can see that the grey is on the rest of the airframe now and this needs to be polished in preparation for the ‘silver’ to come. First off I use a sponge buffer and this takes off any uneven areas; I keep an old duster for the second job and a good buffing with this removes any dust and grey paint residue.
During this buffing I spotted a hairline gap that needed a small amount of filling in the top wing and after some cyano is used, set and sanded back I sprayed the affected section to get it to the same point as the rest of the wing.
The forward area of the airframe seems to be metal on the real Siskin – logical as it has to take the engine, guns and cockpit. From the very few black and white photos I have seen it seems to be a light grey-buff colour and RLM 02 slightly darkened looks like a good match. You can see I have used Hobby Colour H-70 matt paint for this, with a little black added, although the flash has washed the colour out a bit in the pic!