I was quite satisfied with the paint job - seems that I'm starting to master the air brush at last.
After this, the decals were applied and a coat of Dullcote applied.
All was going very nicely. but after finishing the second side I turned the model back over and found that my beautiful paint job had turned white! I think the enamel thinners had reacted with the Dullcote, and resulted in a white, chalky finish.
I tried a few methods to get the chalk off, including enamel thinners which ate through the paint and removed a decal. A few swear words were uttered. Weathering is normally pretty tolerant to disasters, but this was getting ridiculous!
I found that scrubbing with a fairly stiff brass brush got rid of most of the chalk, but left enough on to provide a weathered, sun-bleached finish, It looked quite good! Saved!
This is pretty much the state the model was displayed in at Armidale:
Cheers for now