This is another Outstanding piece of work! I wish I had thought of using a similar type of tank straps material, rather than trying to superglue little pieces of wire to little narrow strips of brass shim stock to make mine. I wound up with a real mess. Yours is fantastic.
I have never tried preshading; I don't feel steady or competent enough with an airbrush to apply paint to all those panel lines. Yours will be the example I use when I muster the courage to try.