I thought the panel lines would cause a bit of debate
If opinion suggests I'll go back and try to minimise them ... unfortunately at the moment they're so intrinsic to the drawing that if I simply recoloured them I think I'd take half the detail out too!
Really appreciate all your comments though! In terms of the overhang shading ... is it just the lower overhang? I was trying to show that the overhang there is more significant than the upper overhang but I agree that it looks too dark ... I've re-coloured it here:
I also had a crack at a scale F-35B ... I've nothing but respect for those who manage to get so much detail in such a small scale! I'm a total novice at it and I never appreciated how difficult it is! Hopefully someone more talented has one already done I can incorporate into the design. I could probably shove a Crowsnest on a Merlin, but my F35 from scratch leaves a lot to be desired