The funny thing is, however, that a black base coat obviously has such as advantages as potential help in pre-shading, and creating dark recessed areas quickly; all depending on how you layer colour on top, of course. And it's useful with the hairspray paint-chip technique as well. When I said that it's a 'funny thing' re black, what I really meant to mention was how we frequently strive for a certain effect - one that looks convincing, one might even say realistic - but actually, in terms of strict realism, is often innacurate.
Anyway, I'm getting off topic! Although it's not quite finished yet, as it needs painting up properly, in terms of building a nice and interesting vehicle, I'd give this the thumbs up. A bit pricey, compared with the average styrene kit, and both better that and worse than styrene, in its resinous nature, ultimately it was fun to build, and I like the way it looks, hence the four balkenkreuz score!