Well I must say the thunderbolt has been an absolute joy to build and paint. Last night saw the decals go on and today I added a small bit of staining using thinned tamiya smoke as well as a panel wash using pro modellers dark weathering wash. Next a coat of matt varnish and I have now started to add some weathering in the form of pigments.
All that's needed now to finish her off is some light chipping and a re paint of the canopy as my first attempt was not very tidy! I also need to paint the navigation lights.
As you can see in the pictures the panel wash has shown off all the lovely panel lines and subtle details, I really think it's the biz.