The second of two of these large models is completed. I used all Tamiya products on this model, with excellent results. I used their masking tape as well, various sizes, with almost no bleeding. The bleeding I did get was due to the rough finish of the printed parts.
Tamiya is expensive but well worth it, IMO. As with the previous model, the client printed the parts and painted the base. You can see the build process here, scroll down past the Rontgen to view the Forestall; srsprototyping.com/latest-project/3d-printed-models/
Not as far as I know. It seems to be a popular design.
No problem. Don't have that exact angle;
If I remember right, those pizza slices are meant to be modular and can be detached for other mission specific pizza slices. At least that's what I remember seeing from it.
The model came out great!