Assembled and ready for some weathering. The kit is gloss coated at this point which is a good surface to paint on some weathering now that the panel lines are dry.I started with my fine paint brush dipped in water and into the silver on the Tamiya weathering master palette. This gives me scuffs and scrapes showing through the bare metal beneath. Now to flat coat with Alclad flat. Next stage is some rust applied with the same technique. In places it looks like rust, in others dirt. When I applied it I dragged it down with either a stiff brush or my finger for streaks. Final stage was to use the oil and liberally spread it around, both with brush and with the sponge that comes with the weathering master kits. I do this on the flat coat as it doesn’t apply too well to gloss.For scale, here is Helldiver on my desk next to LBX Ifreet and the new Patlabor. For an old kit, he’s a fun and cheap little build, even if the quality and detail is lacking compared to his modern cousin.