Steve, I think it looks great, and , after what you went through to get it finished, ( I can relate, and, had to laugh at the photo area mishap) , good job! That purple just looks awesome on that truck, what color is that? The wood looks great too. I'm with DeeCee on the front white walls, that would really make it pop, even more than it already does. Nice job!
Get some plastic spoons and test. The darker the primer the darker the Light Blue Pearl will be. As Dave mentioned you can also use a color, (gold, silver etc,..) between the primer and color coat. Also with every additional color coat the color will darken somewhat. I love testing new colors, it's the only way you know for sure what you're going to get.
I've been working on the '66 Nova Pro-Street kit for a couple of weeks now, not quite what I was hoping for as far as being problem free 'cause it sure ain't that! This kit will either make a modeler out of you, or , you'll quit the hobby. I guess you could also settle for a glue bomb, that sits eternally in the box. I'm not caving!
No, not if it's rubbing alcohol. If the paint you're trying to take off is lacquer alcohol might be your best option. My last paint removal required separate soaks in both Super Clean, and , 91% rubbing alcohol.