sweet work Russ:thumbsup: . esp. the face ( that mouth is tough to get to look right ) .
i really like the color /contrast you got on the name plate .
to me a nicely done name plate on a really well painted kit adds that final "pop" .
Beck--- Hey there, my friend! Yeah, the face did turn out ok, but not before giving me a headache. Had to go over it two, to three times, to get it to this.
I got the idea to paint the name plate, this way, from the PL long box. Aurora could make a monster kit, just not much of a name plate. They all were rather plain looking. I'm thinking of getting new name plates at a later date.
Great job, love the highlighting and detailing. Makes my rather bland one look, umm, rather bland! I have another out in the workshop I am going to attempt to do some similar tricks as yours on someday. But again, a very nice model, one of the original classics.