I finished putting together the kit today, thought I'd show a pic of how it looks now. For those that are not familiar with these kits, this is a 1/144 scale kit, so the size is about the same as a deluxe transformers toy. The kit came with a basic stand which is a nice touch.
Next step: Putty and sanding.
PS. I am a total noob at this so I have no idea how this will turn out.