Russell, in all honesty I have to admit I am a little nervous because of the clear coat. I never used Alclad Klear Kote before and my regular polyurethane it's not suited for painting over ultra-bright white... I might have a surprise there! Nonetheless, I cannot wait to get my clear scheduled to be delivered by Tuesday...
Joel, my good friend, there is no need to apologize. I was running in circles myself for many years around the motorcycle builds . For some reason, I considered them out-of-the reach and somewhat too specific. Eventually I told myself that paint-as-you-go method is my all time favorite and I should give it a try. The main thing that held me back all that time was my metallic paints failures. Apparently I managed to scratch the surface and now I'm getting decent results (I still hate the gold leaf though !).
As for detail painting... the 72nd scale training was my teacher!
I'm putting together the last sub-assemblies and in parallel I hove done some priming.
First things first, I am happy I didn't botch the clear coat over the Ducati decal on the front mudguard. Basically I would had no solution in case of failure:
Then I moved on to priming the last batch of parts - the sprues are bare now! Of course something did happen - I went out of MM primer (more in the Tuesday shipment) but I decided not to wait and I mixed my own from Rust-oleum enamels. It went on superbly and I'm glad I won couple of days:
Still laboring here on small details and I hope by tomorrow evening all remaining parts will be painted and ready for the final push.
Thank you for following!