Thanks for your compliments!
To ask your 2 questions:
1. The exhaust 'petals' were covered with carbon composite decals from Studio 27(PN:ST27-FP0002 Carbon decal A (S).) After decals were dried, a coat of smoke mixed with clear flat applied to tone down the 'goldie' finish of the decal.
2. It all about laziness!!!
Thanks again & best regards!!!
Nice Build...a very nice model. This is a nicely designed and would seem a better fit I must say that this is one of the best model. These are the rarer ones.I do find it quite interesting though that these pieces show up. Thanks for Sharing