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HI there, I received this from fantastic plastic a couple of months ago. I've spent a few hours on it so far. The main body comes in about 6 large resin parts. The casting is pretty good, no bubbles on the surface, not a lot of warping and zero warming of parts needed to make them fit well enough to use. the engine arms are a single piece with the engine mounting holes on each end. The engines as they are in the picture are made from a number of parts which needed some careful sanding and a lot of trial fitting to make right. At the moment it is just trial fitted together to get an overall picture in my mind. The paint job is a bit of a new direction for me. The detailing on the surfaces of the model are non existent, and if you've seen the movie you'll know the surface on the Prometheus is covered in millions of small panels. I'm not going to try to copy them all as it would lead to a breakdown of some kind, either in my head or with my relationship with the wife, but I am going to try to get as many of them on there as I can. So, to this end its been shot with satin black automotive paint as a base. Everything else will be done in tamia paints. I will airbrush as much detail as I possible can, then scribe through the layers of tamia colour back to the basecoat to hopefully reveal ultra thin panel lines.