I built this model completely stock, except for changing the color scheme to blue and yellow instead of red, white, and blue. I used it in part as a test bed for my new airbrush; I found I could get good coverage and smooth paint with the airbrush, but the coverage area is so small and the cleanup task so large that I'm not likely to use it for colors that are available in spray cans, unless I need to do something a spray can can't do.
Unfortunately, when the Model Master Gloss Clear refused to wet out
when sprayed from the airbrush, the paint wrinkled when I shot the second
coat of Fred Meyer clear enamel over the Model Master gloss. The
wrinkles partly shrank out as the paint dried, but the model isn't up to
my usual standards. Still, it flies well, and the wrinkles don't
seem to hurt performance a great deal.