Now on to my favourite bit, getting some paint on. After a coat of primer I sprayed the model with Tamiya's JGSDF colours XF72 & 73 then went back over with a lighter tone using XF21 sky. This helps to vary the colours and starts to add weathering to the model. The Japanese army seem to keep their equipment in good order however a bit of paint fading and light chipping will help to bring the model to life. Obviously the tones will darken slightly once a gloss coat is added.