So now seems an appropriate time to start masking up the rest of the stack to get a coat of black paint to form the roll pattern. I have made a start on the first and second stage, and the interstage, masking it up with Tamiya tape. And watch the Revell instructions as they are wrong. The include a continuous black band around the bottom of S1 which doesn’t seem to be present in the real thing. The main parts of the stack will be masked with something a little cheaper (possibly some cling film or paper). Only a week to go until the deadline for the magazine article and as you can see there is still a heck of a lot to get finished. Some late evenings coming up I think!
And finally for this update a picture of the real thing: