Nigel, something like this?
When I started having problems the other day, I went to the paint kit for an aircraft that IMHO has the best bare metal going and tried to figure out how it was done. Your work on Milton's Harpoon. Didn't really figure out much but it did give me some ideas that guided me to the direction that the T-33 ended up in. A lot of times, I'll see something I like and try to sort out how it was done and incorporate that idea into what I'm doing. Some times it works and other times I end up having to try something different.
I'm trying to redo the base textures for the F-80 to match what I did with the T-33. Ed Wells made a great paint kit for the T-33 and I've got a lot of ideas from it and one of the things I'm doing with the F-80 is to try to make it...