Frederick, Thank you.
I been promising pictures all week and I will get them out. Life has been getting in the way all week slowing down work on her. Thanks on the feedback on the searchlights. I hand brush a coat of Future on them last night and I think it streak the paint. I am not happy with how this Mission Model paint is setting. If I don't get clear coat on this paint right away I could rub the paint off and now the paint is streaking. I let the paint cure for two days before adding the future.
Will see how they look when I get home from work tonight and then decide to install them or repaint.
Oh man, if the paint's causing you issues, ditch the brand straight away and chose another. On a complicated build like this with challenges in fit etc, the last thing you need is paint trouble.