Well, I've spent hours painting the stupid brown straps everywhere and covering the red bits on the howdah.
So fiddly to try and keep it all neat. Finally got a good coverage now. There was so much "splash damage" from the previous paint job, blobs of red all over the place, splashes of brown where there shouldn't have been, globs of glue, still bare plastic in some places a real sloppy job.
Just a note to those of you wanting things from eBay - be sure to look carefully at the picture even if it says "well painted"! By some definitions of "well painted" on eBay, mine are White Dwarf standard! (And believe you me - mine are nowhere NEAR White Dwarf standard!)
Anyhow, it's been long and tedious, but now I can start on the highlights and washes, which always goes much more quickly. Of course, I still have two layers of howdah to go, but they're much smaller so shouldn't be anywhere near as painful!
The big section of howdah is midnight blue, the lower section graveyard earth, all the rest of the new painting is scorched brown.
Here's a view looking down from the top. Looks very flat and boring, but hopefully the washes and highlights will take care of that!
For those of you who have a Mumak ready to paint, so far my advice is to use one of the excellent guides out there on the net for construction and painting. That way you'll get paint in the right places and put it together correctly! Also, have some podcasts or TV for the background as it's quite long and tedious if you want to do a nice job, and by nice I mean just neat and tidy.