here it is after the wings were masked off and the fusalage and tail were painted insignia white and blue respectivly (again closest colours i could get with the tamiya rattle cans):
here it is next to my a320 from revell, also 1:144
even now i'm still tweaking the nose a little bit:
the revell has very kindly supplied the kit's decals with 3 seperate cockpit window decals, one for the SAS version, one for the Austrian version (other kit option), and one set of decals for the rims should you choose to uses clear plastic cockpit windows. anyway this clear window decal is perfect for testing the shape of the nose and seeing what the decals would look like when applied, so throughout the entire prosess of shaping the nose i have taken the decal off the backing paper, checked the shape and then put it back on to be reused.
this is where i'm up to now (the cockpit window decal is now wrinkled from constant re-uses). i'd say its look rather splendid, definately more acurate in my mind than any hogan, herpa or die-cast a330/40 including the new gemini200 a330. i'm still as you can see finely tweaking the nose until i'm satisfied that it is more or less acurate and symetrical:
the decal is a bit used now but it does the job, and the actuall cockpit decal that i will use should look much better:
well thats all for now. That was by the way about 5-6 mounths of on and off modeling, and its turning out ok i reckon now.
i'll continue to update this thread while the model progresess, but its slow going so could be a while
hope you enjoyed it so far, all comments, advice and critisizms are welcome but keep it at a civilised level please