The build was by the numbers apart from stuff previously mentioned.
One thing I did attend to was the external tank,
the rough pattern meant to simulate the thermal coating was too
rough for me so it got a very in depth all over sanding down.
Mucho elbow grease later had the smoother surface I wanted.

One thing as a side note here,
ain't it a bugger when your half way
through airbrushing the orange finish on the external tank
and your compressor dies in a permanent fashion?
Gave me a weeks break while waiting for a
replacement anyways so all was not lost.
I did say some un complementary things about
compressor manufacturers though.