Part 1 will be the standard Baneblade with a choice of two main guns. Part 2 will add the Shadowsword/Stormlord versions. I will address the sponsons in Part 3.
I began by assembling the basic chassis according to the instructions. It was pretty straight forward, and I filled the few sink holes with Squadron's Green Putty. (The white cross piece and tabs on the inside walls will become pertinent in Part 2.)
Pretty simple so far. Wait till you see all the Shadowsword/Stormlord variants. Don