Had the day off so I decided to get some painting done. Paul, since you say you'd like to build this kit, you may want to paint the road wheel/suspension assembly separate from the hull. I didn't, and there are a lot of nooks and crannies down there. While not impossible to paint, it did make it a little more tedious.
I'm going to document the masking process on this one as it's the most involved masking I've ever done, and because I very rarely see any info on the masking process. Started with a base coat of blue
It's an angular hard edge pattern, so most of the masking was done with small strips of Tamiya masking tape. Regular masking tape was used to block off the large areas.
Now the areas that stay blue are masked off
And a coat of light brown is thrown on
Rinse and repeat for green
And lastly, the dark brown is airbrushed on
And the reveal!
Pretty gaudy looking. Overall I'm happy with it. Weathering will tie it up and darken the colors. Masking is tedious to say the least, but with doing one color at a time, each layer is less work than the last, so it works for me. Touch up and detail painting is up next.