Small update. Got body and wing elements painted in TS26 white. Looks ok to me. Had to get last heavier coat on to get it look more glossy and smoother. Next comes the difficult masking step. Studio27 decals have no blue in them. In one hand that's a good thing, because I don't need to match paint to decals. In other hand that requires me to mask off all white and paint on all blue. I plan to use technique described recently in f1m.com forums - will make photo copies of decals and use them to produce masking templates. Wish me luck. That's going to be a step that will either make or brake this build.