Finished gearbox and rear suspension assembly. Fit was very good, as usual with Tamiya. I just realized after it all was done, that I have done pretty much no test fitting. That's how much confidence I have in Tamiya's design ;) Stark contrast to multimedia kits and to Fujimi kit to some extent too. There is only few things I can to before I get really blocked by missing decals and unfinished body panels.
So far brush painting with Tamiya acrylics hasn't been a good experience. Coverage and color consistency is not good. I'm going to avoid it as much as possible and use brush painting only for small detail items.