The model was delivered to our workshop within 48 hours. The model was unpacked and we discovered that a lot of work was going to be needed to get this model up to a state in which it could be displayed. The model was stripped of all removable parts and sanded smooth removing layers of old paint (This had obviously been several other versions as well!) and chips and cracking in the fibre-glass repaired.
Once we were happy with the new finish all the new details had to be added. This included engraving all the flap, rudder, elevator, bomb-bay and wheel well door detail, adding several dozen new blade aerials on top, below the fuselage and wings, cut off the old wingtips and produce the new wing tips with all their bumps and fittings and cast 10 new weapon stations. These were cast in polyurethane resin and were made in a way that at a later date we can attach and detach weapons such as torpedoes, Harpoon Missiles or the new Stand Off Tactical Weapons the RAAF are currently pursuing.
Now that the detailing was completed it was time to paint the model in their new overall medium grey colour scheme. Walkways on the wings were painted and decals produced to represent the last AP-3C Orion modified by TENIX and carried the 11SQN markings on the tail.