Today was the fun part. I completed sorting out the enclosure. This involved cutting out and placing the decals in the correct places, then when that had dried, spraying it with a few coats of clear varnish. I used automotive-quality varnish that is designed for metallic paint.
I found cutting out the decals and soaking the in water (warm with a touch of household detergent) to be tricky. Fortunately the kit came with two sets of decals because I destroyed quite a few.
Once the decals had been placed where they should be and allowed to dry overnight, it was time to spray the varnish on to protect them. That went without incident. I am pleased with the results, although I am tempted to attack it with cutting and polishing compound as you would a newly sprayed car to obtain a really smooth finish. But I think Iĺl resist for fear of messing things up. So what do you think of my job?