I LOVE the new HISS - especially once it's painted. This is the heavy tank Cobra has always needed. The telescope mechanism is interesting, but I really plan on keeping it down all the time. It just looks so menacing.
I'll actually do some more pics tomorrow of just the paint job - I was losing the light this evening.
It's obviously nothing fancy. I gave the body a quick coat of light gray and then followed with black that way I could do some light wear-and-tear and have the lighter color show through.
I masked off some sections of the canopy to keep the original reddish brown as evocative of the old "glass" canopy. Lastly, painted the bogeys and that's about it.
*Added more pics on page 3