well I'm not going to show you how to build the model because there are instructions in the box for that (duh) but I'll show you how to paint it to look pretty realistic. I started off with gray primer, for two reasons one its base coat to build on and 2 it makes the other paint stick better. So the first step is to paint it with gray primer. and move on to next step.
Step 2: Outside project
While my primer was drying I started a stand where the model will set/ stand. All I did was cut a scrap piece of mdf wood, big enough to fit the model. Then on a stationary sander I sanded the edges smooth. Then went over the wood once more with a pad sander. then painted it with primer and let it dry. Later on I painted it black as soon as the primer dried.
Step 3: Now pack to main project
As soon as the primer is dry grab your black paint spray can. Now as shown in the picture hold the paint as far back as possible. You just want a "over spray" type spray. The closer you bring it, the darker it will be. Now set it aside and wait for it to dry