Before any painting commenced all the tracks, road wheels, etc have been masked off and will remain masked until the bulk of the vehicle has been painted.
The first step is to prime the vehicle. For this we used Vallejo 73.613 Desert Tan Surface Primer. While the colour is a light tan it is considerably lighter than the light-medium yellow of the final finish. However by using this colour the application of the final colours will proceed much more quickly. About three coats of primer have been applied using a Badger 150 airbrush single action airbrush.