Well, so far not good.
After the last update I fixed some minor issues, it's a good kit, and started on the paintjob. First some white primer
Then the AK black base
Which looked decent, but in the photo's I can see some orange peel.
Then the AK polished aluminum.
It looked fine. But that's it. Not the great luster I had hoped for and I saw in Phil's F-104. Decent, no better. Oh well, perhaps next time. So time to mask off after 2 days drying to hit some panels with white aluminum.
Well, don't know what I did wrong, but masking didn't go as planned. it didn't take it all off, but definitely a lot. Enough to show. *sigh*
Onto the red. Which didn't go as bright red as I'd hoped, and even more paint peeling.
And this last bit of masking went on 4 days after the aluminum.
Strange though - the polished aluminum suffers, the white aluminum does not.
I'll finish this one and give it some dirt washes to hide the fiasco. Maybe it'll turn out halfway decent.