I have an airframe!
Everything went together well, careful assembly is rewarded with nil fit issues.
The kit was masked up then sprayed with Tamiya rattle can fine surface primer, then the undersides were black based while the topsides received a little pre-shading.
I diverged from Wingnuts recommended Tamiya colour mixes for the light blue and green instead using MRP FS 34227 Green for the upper surface green and MRP FS 35622 Light Blue for the lower surface blue.
Then came the "fun part" camouflage!
As the real aircraft had its purple camouflage hand painted I went the same route. The recommended Wingnut mix of Tamiya purple/flat earth/white was mixed from Tamiya enamels, I used enamel as it brushes much better than acrylic and hand painted the airframe referencing the Wingnut colour guide.
It looks stark at the moment however it will be weathered then covered with a grey green overspray as per the 1919 version I am portraying.
As always thanks for stopping by