I picked this kit cheap when a model shop was closing down and decided to build it as an "out of the box" build.
The only thing that was changed was that i stripped all of the factory chrome and repianted most of it with Alclad.
The main body was painted gloss black first, followed by a coat of fine metal flake followed several coats of candy apple red. Once dried 4 coats of clear lacquer was applied before the decals went on.
The chassis was painted with Tamiya Gold.
The kit in general was not to bad to build but the decals became a problem when trying to get them to wrap around front nose. This was even an issue using decal softner and decal setting solution.