I have an abysmal record of not finishing kits on any subject other than armour, especially soft-skinned vehicles and airplanes. The reason for failure is often to do with the clear plastic parts (“glass”) of the cab or cockpit. So, I approached this with some trepidation. I decided to do the pickup to completion first, before tackling the gun (which is a mini-kit in itself). That way, if disaster struck, I would not have wasted too much time.