The kit, despite the unusual scale, is accurate, and is probably the only Tristar kit to get the shape of the nose right. It suffers from a lack of locating pins in some areas, so take care lining things up. The Gulf Air decals were sourced from F-Decal and modified to create the required aircraft.
The model was painted with a combination of Tamiya acrylics and Alclad II lacquers for the metallic parts. The customer wanted some weathering to match existing photos of this plane, which was done using a combination of oil paint and pastels. The passenger windows were painstakingly filled in with PVA glue.