Here is an update that I am sure I had done. Better check those marbles
A dry fitting to see how everything looked.
The instructions call for five boats across the boat deck but my pictures show only three, which makes sense because the five don't really fit.
And this is what happens when you build in short stints. You don't always remember to do all that is required hence the unpainted bits in the rear mast base.
And a "ghost" Loire seaplane. You get two with the kit. Unlike the rest of the kit the fit and finish of this fairly poor.
And now the problem. All those unpainted bits was because I committed the cardinal sin of having insufficient colour to finish the job. It's easy enough to get more dark sea grey however it ain't the same colour, being both lighter and glossier
You can see the turrets are a different colour than the hull
And that isn't too bad because the don't sit next to the earlier version. I am still pondering what to do. Buy some more probably and try again.
The funnel and base superstructure are painted in the Mk 1 colour
But the catapult isn't.
I will likely follow the idea some of you have used on your builds and have a second Loire with it's tail sticking out of the deck hangar.
Other than that I am really happy with this build.