While this one is finished since few monthes, it is time to get back to the description of this Cylon Tanker building process.

A coat of primer reveals some defects on the engine block surface. In addition, I spray the primer too far , and it is not super smooth. So I went for a overall sanding, then filling bubbles with plastic putty.

And a new coat of primer, and once dry, as is my habit on this type of building, I smeared the model of a very heavy black wash as a preshading (which makes voluntary non-uniform under painted surfaces) .

I then apply a first coat of Tamiya xf66 light gray (misnamed in my opinion, as it is anything but light !)