The next project is Pmodels (no I'm not an advertiser for them) A6M2N Rufe. This was Japan's succesful attempt at attaching floats to the A6M zero series of fighters. Surprisingly the float only slightly altered the flight characteristics of the parent fighter. So now the Navy had a scout plane capable of defending itself and with limited offensive capability also. The kit comes as a download in 1/32 scale, 10 pages of instructions and 12 pages of parts. the last 2 pages are optional connecting strips, for making the joins less visible. I started on the beaching cart because I edited the colors to make it more wood like. The kit color was basic dark brown no grain, and the metal connecting plates were brown also. I guess I could've rationalized that they just painted it all that color, but what the hey I tried out the texture fill in paintshop pro 10. They only other changes I made were to the cockpit parts. They were a little indistinct as first printed, so I sharpened them up and then added some contrast color to bring out the detail, a sort of printed 3d effect.