This little rascal has taken bloody ages to make, partly because it's version 7, and partly because my sausage-like digits are more suited to hammers. The front wheels will be spaced out 5mm per side, plus I have some fire/aft movement to get them centred in the arch. A mock up will follow later.
About done I think. Apart from devising a means of keeping the bonnet on. The crappy Italeri kit has hinges so you can glue it on permanently open but nothing to hold it in place. I may also add some stripes on the sides.
Paint flatted with 1500 grit. Between the primer and the black I dusted it with red so in places the red comes through and in others it's through to the primer. Next stage will be compound to reduce the flatting marks and reveal more colour.
Not a huge amount of progress. For some reason the bed won't line up with the body so I've had to space it out a bit. The cab is permanently on the chassis now. My frenched tail lights are about done but I think the plastic lenses are too big to fit from behind so I'll need some acetate of some sort.