The yellow lines should have been a decal, but getting something 3mm wide to fold over the leading edge is somewhat optimistic. Hand paining was an emergency last resort.
I was surprised how good the kit was. A bit of research told me it was a new one. I'm doing a couple of MkVb Spitfires which are definitely from an older set of moulds and they are shocking by comparison.
My lad has watched me with some fascination over the last week or so once I'd told him that I was going to hang some from his bedroom ceiling. I've got the two MkVbs, a BF109 and I've just got a Revell He-111 for a tenner off ebay. No idea what Revell quality is like though.
What cement do you use? I'm on the Humbrol stuff that you squirt down the needle and it has given me a bicep like Martina Navratilova.