Thanks Drewski, painting is coming closer (probably in January) I had a look at my model store and they had some kind of bleus/black spray paint. I think I will give that a try.
In the meantime, progress is coming along, began detailing a shaping the helmet, adding the reinforcement strips, nice McQuarrie added those, this way the helmet doesn’t have to have a perfectly shaped dome.
Also made 2 lens pieces. I couldn’t find something in transparent/black, so I will try painting it with a couple of thinned layers of black paint, hoping it will stay a bit transparent. Also will try with the car window foil, but I think the curvature is a bit too much…we’ll see.
Also added some detail on the neck brace, this is a bit of improvisation because the rendition doesn’t show this part. But I did look at other McQuarrie drawing for inspiration.