Finally getting a chance to post the finished photos. They are courtesy of my Daughter Rachael, I had to wait until she was done with her school finals. The model was actually done it time to display at the NNL East.
All in all I'm very pleased with how it came out. It did fight me all the way, mostly due to me and Murphy's Law although it's 40 year old plus design did make for a few challenges. Of course you may want to consider I was building out of my mostly factory stock element.
The photo above probably shows the paint best. The Metalflake effect was actually done with course metallic and pearls. I thought it would look more in scale then the Metalflake paints I've seen. The kit decals includes just about variation, I chose to go with how it looked on the Car Craft magazine cover.
Thanks for looking, If you missed the on the workbench build up here the link ....