Gripe No 2. The plastic is beautifully molded. But. What that gives you is a labyrinth of fine, deep lines indicating hatches and whatnot. This is good, but getting paint into them all is a pain. Otherwise the whole thing is covered in fine grey lines.
Gripe No 2a. Why are some paints good and some f**king awful? I use a lot of Humbrol acrylics and most are OK, this needed, for the topside, 29 for the brown, which I use a lot anyway, and 163 for the green. The 29 is good. Covers beautifully. The 163 won't stay the same shade for two minutes no matter how much it's mixed/shaken, which I don't normally do, and is translucent. I'm having to put it on like custard. Do Hornby/Arfix/Humbol have a plan to sell you the crap paint which is sub-standard?
Anyway as can be seen, basic Spit done and basic paint on... sort of. *shakes head*