Looks like you tried a few more of those "bat pod" combinations than I did when I was googling pics of this. Your pic there is by far the best and clearest shot I've seen of the battery area. I'll get to work scratching my own interpretation and hopefully I'll be into paint before long on this one. What sheen of black are you going with? To me it looks like a good match for Tamiya Matt Black, I'm thinking for the chassis. Thanx for the reference pic, it helps immensley
I've been following your build and using it as a guide for my own Pod underconstruction. I'm mostly curious as to the battery area. I cannot for the life of me find any GOOD reference pics of this area. Where did you find them, if I may ask?