Some notes about the modelThe kit is Special Hobby's D-558-1 Skystreak in 1/48 scale. It contained a resin cockpit wich also included the intake divider as well as some PE for the cockpit and undercarriage. Also included in the kit are resin wheels and tires. The completed cockpit is nicely detailed (see photo) but not much can be seen with the canopy buttoned up. I had to add some styrene to fill in the joint at the front of the fuselage because the resin cockpit was a bit too wide.
The base coat was Tamiya X-2 and the finish coat was Tamiya X-7 with a drop of X-2 added. The silver parts were painted with Floquil bright silver (I LOVE this stuff). The whole plane was polished and given a coat of Future, decaled, and a final coat of future was applied. It was finished off with a wash of Promodeler black. This was a great kit with very minor fit issues. Decals were excellent quality and went down easily.
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