Some outside shots of the models with a few more detailing works on the plane. Added some more rust staining from the engine, also added some light silver to give the impression of paint wear on the aluminium frame-tail section, wing areas etc. Noticed this on deep wreck of a zero fighter, over time the shifting sands and current has worn away the paint surface leaving it shiny.

The depth of this model is in the 5000 meters range or 16,400 feet. The MIR has a tested depth of 6000 meters or 20,000 feet. The average depth of the Philippine sea is 6000 meters with the Philippine Trench at 10, 539 meters or 34,578 feet. I thought the plane would be totally wrecked by the impact but apparently fluid dynamics comes into play and if the plane is already flooded it tends to 'leaf' back and forwards between up thrust and then stalls then lifts again with speed, then stalls, hence my model has probably sunk many meters away from where it now rests.

Si:)