Hi all, thanks for the comments guys.
Well with not long to go before my wife Rose and I go off to visit our mum down in Devon for a few days , so an update.
First of all, the engine bay and airbox were detailed then given a coat of gloss varnish before decals.
after decalling they looked like this.
but not happy…
After the bodyshell was given a coat of primer filler and left to dry.
Once dried, overnight, I was able to give the bodyshell a light rub over with some micro mesh 3600.
Then gave her a coat of Tamiya XF3
After an hour I then applied a second coat to the bodyshell and then left it to dry completely.
The other bits to be yellow was done as well.
Will add pics when we come back.
All comments welcome.