Since I'm a "rattlecan man" I use spray cans and spray 'til the car looks good. I have NO idea how much paint I use. I do however try to use as few coats as I can so not to bury any details in the body.
I stayed home this afternoon waiting to have my driveway seal coated, I finally called 'bout 4:30 and they said they decided not to do it today because it looked like rain. It is and was supposed to be cloudy all day today with no rain. So now, they'll be out tomorrow to do the job, I hope???
If I recall, the kits that included the "bonus parts" were released in about an 6 - 8 month span. It was fun receiving these parts and also waiting for the other kit releases to appear on the shelves. It was a great time for car modeling back in the 60's.
I'd be leery of storing built models in anyplace other than temperature controlled conditions. I also like to store my un-built kits in the same environment. Storing plastic in extreme hot or cold conditions does not sit well with me.
I got my Slixx General Lee decals last night at a club meeting. YeeeeeHaah! I bought them from a fellow club member as he had several sheets for sale. He also had his General Lee Charger on the club display table with the Slixx decals and they look great.
I attended our monthly club meeting last night and had a great time. LOTS of models on the display table for "table talk," and a number of guys had model kits for sale including myself, as I'm still tryin' to "thin the herd." A good time and we're already starting to make preparations for our Milwaukee NNL next April.